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We Are In Beta Podcast

Dec 22, 2019

Picking up from the last episode on BAME leadership, 'Critical Mass' featuring Allana Gay, which you should listen to first, we’re talking about what it means to be a good ally to your BAME colleagues, what the purpose is and what it looks like when it’s not easy.

We speak to Patrick Ottley O’Connor - Executive...

Dec 22, 2019

This is an episode on BAME leadership in education. BAME stands for Black Asian Minority Ethnic.

According to the Swan Report (1985) and a recent report by the Runnymede Trust (2017), BAME educators have more difficulty progressing to leadership in the English education system.

We went out to hear some stories from BAME...

Dec 15, 2019

Vivienne Porritt, amongst many things is one of the founders of the social equity group called #WomenEd. Vivienne set us a challenge. She asked us to take a message to every man in education.

Chris Hildrew is a contributor to the WomenEd book '10% Braver', and Headteacher at Churchill Academy. He charts his change...

Dec 8, 2019

These days things are going well for Claire Cuthbert. She always knew she wanted to be a teacher. When she became one, she progressed quickly.

The time soon came for her to apply for headship - one at a start up school in a mining community. Both the interviewers and applicants for the position were all, as Claire...

Dec 1, 2019

Progress 8. Grades 9-4. Ofsted. RSCs.

In the current accountability climate in schools, it can be easy to forget that students and their education are about more than numbers.

But at what cost? What opportunities are we missing to connect? To create an important sense of community?

When he was a student, Manny Botwe had...