NUT Black* Teachers’ Conference

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The 2017 BTC takes place on Friday 3 – Sunday 5 November 2017 in Birmingham and will be the biggest ever. Phyll Opoku-Gyimah has confirmed as a keynote speaker and there will be at least eight interactive workshops to choose from as well as opportunities for networking and regional discussion groups. The theme this year is Succeeding in Unity: Working Together, Living Together.

The NUT Black Teachers’ Conference is an annual event that allows the Union’s Black members to discuss and address issues of race equality, education, and the workplace. The Conference plays an integral role in ensuring that the Union’s work is in the interest of its Black members and all Black teachers.

There is also a London Black |Teachers Network click here to see video launch with David Lammy MP

Ealing NUT will send and pay for up to four delegates. We encourage teachers who have never attended before to apply. If more than four are interested, we will ask for a brief statement from all stating why you would like to attend, all those wishing to go will also have an opportunity to put their reasons to Ealing NUT Ctte.

Please contact Ealing NEU -NUTif you are interested

Ealing NEU – NUT has agreed to sponsor this event, Kevin Courtney our Joint NEU General Secetary is one of the key speakers. We encourage all members to attend this Conference.

*The NUT uses the term ‘Black’ in a political context to encompass all members who self-identify as Black or Asian and all other minority ethnic groups who do not identify themselves as white. It is a key priority of the NUT to ensure that its Black teachers have a voice in the Union, in the classroom, and in broader society, and do not face barriers to promotion, representation or participation. We support teachers and pupils to eliminate attitudes which generate racism and discrimination across all areas of school life including policies and procedures, curriculum and the training opportunities that schools offer their employees.

Current structures in the NUT ensure that Black members are able to participate include: the Constituency Seat for Black members on the NUT’s National Executive; the Black Teachers’ Conference; and the Advisory Committee for African, African-Caribbean and Asian Heritage.

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