Figures obtained by the Department for Education (DfE) show just 7.6% of teachers in state schools in England are from an ethnic minority background compared with almost 25% of pupils. If we break down figures even further, Black teachers, make up around 2.5% of the teacher workforce here in the UK. This has increased by around 0.5% since we began Black Teachers Connect.
Black Teachers Connect focusses on giving Black educators the space to connect, learn and inspire one another. Since starting, we have had the opportunities to work with the BBC and Huffington Post, raising the awareness of the lack of Black educators and the impact that this can have on students.
We have worked with trainee teachers and NQT’s through hosting our popular NQT webinar and we have had the pleasure of hosting an SEN workshop to help teachers with tailoring to the different needs of students in their classrooms. We host engaging and thought-provoking conversations via IGTV called the Leadership Series. We continue to support teachers behind the scenes with issues and problems they may be facing in their schools whilst hosting a range of events to support both the personal and professional development of Black teachers and staff.
Your donation will help to fund CPD, training, events, support and mentoring for Black teachers.
We truly appreciate all donations and thank you in advance for your support.