Race, Identity & Leadership


We are delighted to offer this year-long Race, Identity & Leadership programme, designed to support and inspire school leaders.

* Kindly note the price of this programme is applicable to the school, and not per attendee.

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Schools are at the forefront as agents for change in the race, equality and social justice agenda. This year-long programme is designed for leaders in education who want to impact leadership policy and practice in this area, creating change and new possibilities in their schools. Comprising of race & pedagogy workshops, reflective enquiry, coaching and evaluative sessions, it has been designed to provide a safe space for sharing, reflecting and developing confidence, understanding and expertise.

Kindly note the attendance of two senior leaders – the headteacher and one other staff member – from your school is required. if you have completed this programme, you may wish to continue onto the Inspiring Anti-Racist Leadership Programme >

It is vital for leaders to be both racially literate and culturally competent if everyone in the community is to flourish, and if parents are to have the confidence that the school provides an anti-racist environment.

Headteachers and senior school leaders have a key role to play in being the agents of change, by providing opportunities to explore issues of identity and integrity, and by examining organisational structures and processes which address inequalities in the context of their own school setting.

This programme aims to provide spaces for school leaders to:

  • identify key principles of racial equality and social justice and what best practice looks like in individual school contexts
  • question and reflect on the prevailing narratives that have shaped the discourse on race and identity and the education of all pupils
  • use a narrative enquiry framework to help create personal and organisational narratives that support the achievement of pupils of different races and backgrounds
  • develop the necessary psychological and emotional tools for engaging in courageous conversations about race
  • increase their own sense of personal agency & ability to act as an agent of change

A range of themes will be covered, including:

School culture & practises

Identifying practises to keep and those that need to changes

Conversations about race

Discussing race in a school setting & staying present to the conversation

Race & Identity

Exploring the narratives that shape our identity, behaviours & attitudes

Colour blindness

Understanding why difference matters

Developing an anti-racist identity

Exploring how as leaders we can act as active agent for change

Committing to action

Formulating an integrated plan of action

Covering a wide selection of topics including Strategic Improvement, Curriculum, SEND, Safeguarding & Mental Health, CE Schools & SIAMsHR and Data Protection, our professional development provision offers high quality training coupled with exceptional value for money. As with our Leadership, ECT Training, InspiREd RE and Race, Identity & School Leadership programmes, all are specialist led and incorporate current recommendations and accepted good practice to ensure stimulating and inspiring sessions for all participants.

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