Invitation to a working group on race equality in schools in Wales
21 August, 11am-1pm
EYST Offices, First Floor, St Pauls Methodist Church, CF10 5JA
We invite people and organisations to this working group who share the following vision for schools in Wales:
- Representative workforce with more BAME teachers at all levels including management, senior management, and policy making;
- Racially literate teachers and pupils, trained to think critically about race and its impact in society, to reflect on their own identities how that impacts;
- Racist incidents, racist bullying and hate crimes rarely occur, but when happen, are responded to with compassion and competence;
- All pupils see their identities reflected in curriculum and classroom content and diverse representation is embedded throughout the curriculum.
There are a number of excellent individuals and organisations currently working to address the issue of racial equality in schools: delivering anti-racist education, supporting families who have experienced racist incidents, influencing local and national government, influencing the development of the New Curriculum for Wales. We are thinking that a working group may possibly be a way to more effectively collaborate and even possibly campaign for change together.
The August 21 meeting is just a scoping meeting to see how a working group might play out, how we may possibly work together more effectively, how we can benefit from sharing information, and perhaps how we might collaborate on a targeted campaign to influence education authorities at all levels (local, regional, national, Estyn) to seriously take on that vision represented above.
If you can’t attend that date but want to get involved please email [email protected] or phone/text 07903 074718. I can have a chat with you before the meeting and make sure your views are shared and also feed back to you.
Research & Policy, All Wales BAME Engagement Programme
Ethnic Minorities & Youth Support Team Wales (EYST Wales)
1st Floor, St Paul’s Church
S Loudoun Place