The Department for Education’s (DfE) 2016 data shows that only 3.1% of heads in schools are from BME backgrounds compared to the pupil population of 31.4% in primary and 27.9% of secondary, with considerable regional variations in both. At a time when the pupil population is becoming increasingly diverse in terms of ethnicity, the leadership of schools remains stubbornly low. This #WomenEd session will discuss the findings of Sameena Choudry’s research into the barriers and enablers for BME female secondary leaders in England. Through a panel discussion with some of the participants, it will develop a ‘Manifesto for Change’ to support more BME women into leadership positions.
A Manifesto for Change for BME female leaders