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Are you shaping the race equity conversation in your school?

February 23, 2023, 21:43 GMT+1
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Are you shaping the race equity conversation in your school?
  • Discover how to take meaningful action to address this key issue with the help of HFL Education's online conference...
Are you shaping the race equity conversation in your school?

Race equity affects us all, don’t get left behind - Book now to attend online with access to recordings of all sessions for 28 days

Why attend?

We know:

  • Systemic race inequity exists in education, as well as society: in the progress and outcomes of learners from different ethnic groups, in the over-representation of certain groups in exclusions data, in the under-representation of people of colour in the curriculum, and in books and resources in schools and settings.
  • Around 84% of educators in schools and settings are white, whilst a third of our pupils are children of colour.
  • Teachers have often not received any training on race equity.

Take meaningful action in your school/setting
Hear nationally renowned and influential speakers give pointers on to how to diversify the curriculum, create safe spaces for children and adults to talk about race, and provide strategies for achieving greater ethnic diversity on staff and governing bodies.

Conference programme

> Keynote speakers

  • Professor David Olusoga OBE, British-Nigerian Historian, BAFTA Award-winning producer, film maker and TV presenter and Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. Author of Black and British.
  • Reni Eddo Lodge, journalist podcaster and award-winning author of Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race.
  • Jeffrey Boakye, educator, writer and broadcaster. Author of Black, Listed, I heard what you said, Hold Tight and Musical Truth.

> Panel discussions and reflections on the presentations

> Phase-specific interactive workshops led by a range of national and local race equity leaders, considering:

  • how to diversify your early years/primary/secondary curriculum
  • creating safe spaces to talk about race
  • adopting a racially literate approach to behaviour
  • supporting wellbeing of ethnically diverse students
  • addressing the school exclusion problem
  • recruiting and retaining staff of colour.

> Practical advice and strategies from schools who are acting to improve race equity and anti-racism.

> Opportunities to collaborate and build networks.

Who’s invited? You are!

We are inviting all early years, primary and secondary school staff, leaders, EDI leads, HR managers, and governors keen to address racial inequity in their schools and settings.

Return to your school/setting better connected, empowered and able to move this agenda forward with a greater understanding of what is required for an effective strategic approach to race equity and anti-racism.

It’s time to act – Book now

The HFL Education National Race Equity Conference: Time to Act
Date: Wednesday 15th March 2023. Online
Time: 9:00am–3:30pm
Cost: £99 (excl. VAT) per delegate

  • Learn how to take meaningful action to address race equity and anti-racism in your school.
  • Get access to recordings of all sessions for 28 days if you can’t make it on the day or want to watch it again and again.

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