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This event is for Fellows and BELMAS members only, booking is essential.

The Chartered College of Teaching is hosting a Fellows’ roundtable event to discuss ‘how can we tackle issues of diversity within the profession’?

At this Fellow roundtable, which is co-hosted by the Chartered College of Teaching and BELMAS (British Educational Leadership, Management & Administration Society), Professor Paul Miller PhD, MBA, LLM, PFHEA, FAcSS, CMI, CMgr (Head of School the School of Education, Greenwich University) will present evidence on the structural and pervasive nature of race discrimination and racial inequality and its contemporary manifestations in schools before opening the floor for discussion during which participants will be able to explore the issue of diversity in their own settings and what could be done to address it.

Special thanks to Andy Burnham (Mayor for Greater Manchester) for hosting and joining in with the discussions, and to Naheeda Maharasingam FCCT (Local Leader of Education, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School) who will also be sharing her reflections as a leader on the relationships between equity, diversity and inclusion.

Registration begins from 16:30 with the event starting at 17:00.

Professor Paul Miller

Paul W. Miller, PhD, is Head of the School of Education, and Professor of Educational Leadership & Social Justice, School of Education, University of Greenwich. He is President of the Commonwealth Council for Educational Administration & Management (CCEAM); a Member of Council of the British Educational Leadership Administration Society (BELMAS); where he is also Co-convenor of the Race & Educational Leadership Research Interest Group. He has written substantially on racism and school leadership in England and he is an Invited Member of the UK Department for Education (DfE) Teacher Diversity Steering Group/ Roundtable.

Naheeda Maharasingam

Naheeda Maharasingam is a Local Leader of Education (LLE), a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching and Leader of Rathfern CCT Teacher Research Network. She is currently Headteacher at Rathfern Primary School, a diverse and dynamic inner London primary school. She is passionate about values which enrich her vision and permeate her school culture, with a focus on disrupting the trajectory for disadvantaged pupils.

Andy Burnham

Andy Burnham was elected as Mayor of Greater Manchester in May 2017. Responsible for shaping the future of Greater Manchester, Andy’s priorities include ending rough sleeping, transforming Greater Manchester into one of the greenest city regions in Europe, and making Greater Manchester a great place to live, get on, and grow old.

Before being elected Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy was MP for Leigh from 2001. In government, Andy has held Ministerial positions at the Home Office, Department of Health and the Treasury. In 2008 he became Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, before returning to Health as Secretary of State in 2009.

In opposition, Andy has served as Shadow Education Secretary, Shadow Health Secretary and Shadow Home Secretary.

Andy lives in Leigh, Greater Manchester, with his wife and three children. He is a keen supporter of Everton FC.

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Event details

Event date
June 9, 2020
Event time
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Event location
Churchgate House, 56 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6EU
Event organiser
Chartered College of Teaching