Anti-Racism Conference, July 2024

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Conference for schools: Reckoning with Race: Anti-racism in schools - pain, perspectives, and possibilities. 

This national conference aims to bring together those working in education who are committed to anti-racism but grappling with key issues, and those seeking to develop and embed school cultures in which anti-racism can thrive.

 This conference aims to:

  • Promote a deeper understanding of key issues in education relating to anti- racism
  • Evaluate key developments in promoting anti-racism in schools since 2020
  • Bring together a community of thinkers, researchers and educators to advance, both practically and ethically, anti-racism in schools
  • Strengthen and renew the commitment to anti-racism in schools

 We warmly welcome school leaders, teachers and academics who wish to attend and participate in this gathering of minds, in what we hope will be a time for deep reflection and renewed action.

Keynote speakers:

Jeffrey Boakye is an ex-teacher turned writer, speaker, broadcaster and educator, with a particular interest in issues surrounding race, masculinity, education and popular culture. Jeffrey was an English teacher for 15 years and now provides training for schools, universities and businesses on race, identity, masculinity and education. He is also Senior Teaching Fellow at the University of Manchester’s Institute for Education. He received the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters from the University of Leicester in January 2023.

Jahnine Davis is a care-experienced professional who started her career in children’s rights and participation and has over 20 years practice experience working in both charity and statutory safeguarding arenas. She is the UK’s foremost researcher and thought leader in adultification bias in child protection and safeguarding. A specialist in the safeguarding of Black children, Jahnine’s PhD research explores safeguarding responses to Black children when harm is outside of the home.  Jahnine was appointed to the Child Safeguarding Review Panel November 2021 for a period of 4 years, she is also the appointed safeguarding lead for the BBC's independent review into Tim Westwood.

Annie Tagoe  is a British track and field athlete who competes as a sprinter. She was chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Athletics Championships in Budapest in August 2023. She is also a model and has candidly spoken about her experiences of racism.  Annie is an alumna of our school.

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