Diversity in Teaching Event:
Bristol City Council is aiming to address inequalities in teaching with an information event to improve diversity.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that just 9.5 per cent of teachers in Bristol come from BAME backgrounds, well behind the already low 14 per cent nationally.
“We have recognised that the lack of diversity in our teachers is something that needs to be addressed and this event is one part of a long journey towards rectifying this,” Councillor Anna Keen, Cabinet Member for Education and Skills said.
“We need to look at the reasons why people from BME backgrounds are not choosing to teach, what the barriers are and how we can support people to start, or switch to, careers in teaching.”
On Saturday 08 December between 10am an 1pm, people from a black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) background who are interested in pursuing a carer as a teacher are urged to come along to the free event to find out more about key routes into the profession.
There will be presentations about postgraduate entry, Teach First as well as information about what headteachers are looking for and a Q&A session.
The University of Bristol, the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) and Bath Spa University, all who provide teacher training will be in attendance.
For more information, visit: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/teach-diverse-tickets-52551596239
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