Professional Development

Professional Development - Achieving Race Equality in Schools

Following publication of Complementing Teachers in 2003, NASUWT and Runnymede worked together to develop a professional development course Achieving Race Equality in Schools in order to offer teachers an opportunity to develop their skills in promoting race equality and cultural diversity in schools.  Following pilot courses held in June 2003, teachers both across the country and internationally have participated in this work.

The aims of the course are to:

  • support schools and local authorities with meeting their duties of promoting race equality under the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
  • explore ways of integrating cultural diversity throughout the whole curriculum;
  • provide an overview of what works in raising black and ethnic minority pupil attainment;
  • raise awareness of the history of race and education;
  • provide an opportunity to develop lesson plans and schemes of work to address cultural diversity;
  • provide an opportunity to share good practice.

Since delivery of the courses began we have held training sessions with teachers in Greenwich, Plymouth, Germany and Cyprus.  The high demand we have had so far for this professional development course illustrates the extent to which schools and local authorities are keen to engage with the issues of race equality and diversity.

This course supplements the Complementing Teachers publication and seeks to provide practitioners with the facts and knowledge to make diversity an everyday part of their teaching.

The course consists of a range of exercises, including designing lesson plans (or webs) using Complementing Teachers. In addition to the day of intensive training, participating institutions will receive two hard copies of Complementing Teachers (and two CDs) and specially designed handouts for participating teachers with useful notes from the training.

For more information about the course or to make a booking please contact Debbie Weekes-Bernard.

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