A workshop aimed at staff and students in the education space with interests in equality, diversity and inclusion in the teaching profession. This is an interactive session delivered by doctoral researcher, Chiedza Ikpeh (in Education and Children’s Services), graduate PGCE student of the University of Chester and founder of the RARA Education Project CIC. Chiedza will be sharing her career journey, from her teacher training experience to her progression in the teaching profession. More so, acknowledging the power of storytelling, Chiedza will be sharing some of her initial research findings having documented stories shared by over 20 Black women in teaching across the UK.
Chiedza will engage attendees in some scenario-based activities based on her findings, in order to encourage a deeper exploration of the social and systemic enablers and barriers facing teachers of colour today. This workshop will give room for attendees to re-think school practices, processes and procedures with a focus on promoting inclusivity within the profession.