Calling all those from BAME community that may be thinking about teaching now or in the future!

The last DFE statistics showed that in Bristol, only 9.5% of our teachers are from a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background. This compares to nearly 14% nationally, 32% in Birmingham, 30% in Leicester, 14% in Manchester and over 40 % in most London boroughs. We have 15% BAME teaching assistants , which is slightly closer to the national average of 14.5%, but again, way lower than comparative cities. It is well evidenced that having diverse positive role models supports our young people’s education and inspires and motivates them to achieve.

The LA’s Race Equality in Education Group and the Mayor’s Commission on Race Equality have organised an event at City Hall on Saturday 8th December from 10am to 1pm for anyone who might be interested in teaching as a career to come and find out more and talk to providers about the pathways available. This is an event for anyone from a BAME background who is interested in teaching as a future career , whether they are currently school pupils, university students, support staff in schools, overseas qualified staff or in a totally different job and are thinking of a change in role.

You can book a place here.