Grassroots network focuses on increasing number of Black, Asian and minority ethnic school leaders

A grassroots network aimed at ensuring that Black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) educators are “represented as a substantive part of the workplace” has been launched.

The Department for Education’s 2015 school workforce statistics show that despite a slight increase of BAME educators entering the sector, there is poor representation of BAME staff members in leadership positions.

The new network – entitled BAMEed – is open to all and aims to take “positive collective action” to support BAME educators, both new and more experienced teachers, to make the step-up to leadership.

The group’s first plan of action is to create a BAME educators database and to bring together professional coaches with potential coachees via a matching service.

A statement from the network said: “The BAMEed steering group and core groups comprise the diversity and equity they wish to see across education in the UK. Together they will be developing and building a sustainable network across the UK.

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