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British Schools & The Black Child: New Conversations, Birmingham, March 2014

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8th March 2014


Over 700 parents, teachers, students and community activists registered for the conference which, hosted by the Centre for Research on Race in Education,University of Birmingham.

The conference featured international speakers and included workshops on black girls’ experiences of education, while two head teachers shared their story of “recreating the village.” Other sessions focused on exclusions, and developing young leaders in further and higher education.

ARTICLE: "Colourblind Government Ignoring Black Childrens Education" - Poppy Brady - The Voice Newspaper

Speakers included:

Rosemary Campbell-Stephens, Freelance Consultant and Visiting fellow IOE, University of London

*Click here for Rosemary's presentation

Chris Keates, General Secretary, NASWUT 

Maggie Aderin-Pocok, Space Scientist and research fellow, University College London, Department of Science and Technology

Dr Avis Glaze, ED-quest International Inc. Former Chief Student Achievement Officer of Ontario, Canada, and Founding CEO  of the Literacy and Numeracy Secretariat

Wade Lyn, Honorary Consul for Jamaica in Birmingham
Professor Cecile Wright, University of Nottingham
Elaine Foster-Allen
, Under Secretary of State for Education in Jamaica

Dr. Paul Warmington, Centre for Race in Education, University of Birmingham

Dr. Victoria Showunmi, Institute of Education

Dr. Carol Tomlin, Author, Education consultant and tutor for

Paulette Osborne, Headteacher, St. Matthew's Primary School, Birmingham 
Ava Sturridge-Packer CBE, Executive Head Teacher at Both St Mary's CE Primary Academy, Handsworth, Birmingham (a non-sponsored convertor academy) and St Michael's CE Primary Academy, Handsworth, Birmingham (sponsored by Birmingham Diocesan Educational Trust)
Deuan GermanCommunities Empowerment Network

Errol Lawson, Emerge Leadership

Dr. Richard Sargeant, City of Wolverhampton College

Malia Bouattia, University of Birmingham Guild of Students BME Association/NUS Black Students’ Campaign

*Conference report, video and more pictures will be available soon*

*Click here for conference agenda

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