Thu 07 July 2022, 10:00 - 10:45
Wellington College
RG45 7PT
£60 for 1 day or £100 for 2 days

Token gestures: How can schools avoid reinforcing racial inequality?

Join us at the Festival of Education on 7 July to hear our panel discuss how schools can avoid reinforcing racial inequality.

Schools across the country are doing incredible anti-racism work so all their pupils feel seen, represented and celebrated. But how can we ensure that the curriculum – and individual schools’ policies – are fully and genuinely inclusive in terms of ethnicity, and not doing the bare minimum for performative and tick-boxing purposes?  

This panel will be led by:

  • Joanne Benjamin-Lewis – Development Lead, Teach First 
  • Safrina Ahmed – Programme Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Teach First 
  • Adam Vasco - Lecturer in Primary Education and EDI expert on Early Years, Liverpool John Moores University 
  • Stephanie Smailes – Curriculum Design Manager, Teach First 

The festival is releasing a limited number of free tickets for state funded schools and colleges, please click here for more information. If you miss their ticket lottery, they’re also discounting tickets by a 1/3 for state schools and colleges.  

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