Blair Peach award

The Blair Peach Award is given to an NEU member who has made an exemplary contribution to their school or union branch’s work in any area of equality and diversity

Roxanne Beckles, teacher, Vale of Glamorgan wins Blair Peach award 2024

Described as “a changemaker for Black members in Wales” by her division, Vale of Glamorgan, Roxanne’s commitment to anti-racism education has benefitted educators and members across the country. In addition to her work as a supply teacher, Roxanne is an education officer with charity Show Racism the Red Card. She was also instrumental in organising the first Black educators’ conference in Wales, in January.

Roxanne Beckles

Photo © Kois Miah

Roxanne said: “My parents were part of the Windrush generation, and as a Black British woman, I have lived experience of racism. Doing nothing is not an option for me. We have a duty to promote kindness and love. Collectively we can build on the achievement gained through the struggles of those who suffered before us.”

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