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 9 - 5PM

LOCATION:  Sarah Bonnell School Deanery Rd London E15 4LP

The BAMEed Network Annual Conference 2023:


Creating the future with everyone on board

A dynamic knowledge-sharing and networking day curated by The BAMEed Network, for teachers, educators and leaders from all backgrounds.

Join us for an uplifting day of interactive workshop sessions, powerful keynote speeches, exhibition stands and more at Sarah Bonnell School, in Stratford, London.

Keynote speakers include:

Dr Shabna Begum, The Runnymede Trust

Dr Shabna Begum leads the research team and function. She oversees the research delivery of every major project and ongoing programme across the Runnymede Trust’s esteemed research portfolio. Shabna's expertise includes racial inequalities in education and in access to housing as well as the intersection between gender and generation with race.

Louise Atkinson – NEU National President

Louise Atkinson has been a Primary School teacher at Cumwhinton School and a secondary school governor at Caldew School in Carlisle north Cumbria. This is the same school where Louise completed her secondary education. She trained to teach later on in life after working in a variety of jobs including as a hairdresser and a nightclub manager.


Louise is committed to the No Child left Behind campaign and has been involved in developing the NEU toolkit to tackle sexism in schools and the anti-racism framework. She is a committed trade unionist and mother of two children, putting equality at the heart of all she campaigns for.

Workshops include:

A national approach to anti-racism in education (Wales) with Lilian Martin and Susan Davis of BAMEed Wales who will look at a national approach towards antiracist practice in education and the work done so far and yet to do.

Student voices work with BAMEed East of England and Lorraine Prince looking at pupil voice, pupil advocacy and young antiracism work.

Gypsy, Roma, Traveller Voices with Chelsea McDonagh.


Hear an introduction into Gypsy, Roma and Traveller people in education, covering societal positioning, educational experiences and outcomes, and the role that teachers can play in tackling anti Traveller messaging.

Teaching antiracism and young racial literacy with Katie Bayley, exploring resources that can be used in the classroom with children to support informed understanding of the issues around race, racism and antiracism.

A national approach to develop BAMEed coaches and beyond An interactive panel session with Lizana Oberholzer and the growing BAMEed Network coaching group discussing their approach and some of the outcomes.

Religious Education - diversify or decolonise? with Krys McInnis of BAMEed South London. This session will explore the difference between diversifying and decolonising the curriculum with a particular focus on how it can be achieved within the Humanities in particular religious education and why on occasions both approaches are needed

Developing racial literacy on the journey towards being an anti-racist organisation with Domini Leong of BAMEed Bristol & South West.


A mix of a practical and theory-based workshop exploring how to develop the racial literacy of yourself and your staff in a school setting

Leadership and Mentoring and the Humari Pehchan Project (Who Am I?) with Khadija Mohammed. Forwarding leadership, strengthening a sense of self and belonging, and unleashing potential among colleagues through mentoring and support in Scotland.

Cynefin and the Story of diversity in Wales with Huw Griffiths. Beyond MLK and Rosa Parks: we must create an education system which broadens our understanding and knowledge of BAME history in Britain.

Developing Identity & Diversity in the Classroom with Aleishia Lewis of BAMEed East. Explore practical ways that schools can work to develop identity and diversity within the curriculum.

SEND and race with Amjad Ali and Frances Akinde of the BAMEed SEND hub. This session will explore whether the lack of representation of education staff from marginalised backgrounds, contributes to both the misdiagnosis and mistreatment of pupils from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. We will be looking at historical issues and urgent actions needed to redress inequalities in educational attainment.


Why data matters in driving racial equity with Kiki Nartey of Flair.

The interactive session will cover gathering staff and student voice when forming racial equality strategy, how to measure success, and examples of practice from across the sector

Migration, identity, belonging: developing an irresistible curriculum for primary and secondary education with members of the Partition Education Group.

Challenging deficit narratives with Curtis Worrell of Class 13. Deficit thinking plays a central role in enabling racism and other inequalities to thrive in our education system. Working collaboratively with teachers can raise awareness of deficit thinking and equip professionals with the Anti-Racist and Anti-Oppressive tools needed to create truly inclusive spaces for young people.

Work on anti-racism in the sector with Lorraine Hunte of NEU. The workshop will be an introduction to the NEU Framework for Anti-Racist education.

Please note that this event is open to all. If there are specific barriers to your attendance that we can make adjustments to accommodate, we would be delighted to do so if we can. Please just get in touch at



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