NFER on “Ethnic Diversity in the Teaching Workforce”

Improving representation means changing school cultures.


Commenting on the NFER’s latest evidence review,Daniel Kebede, General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:  

"The under-representation of teachers from Black communities in the workforce has been discussed many times without being effectively addressed. Improving representation means changing school cultures. Black teachers and black school leaders are less likely to feel that they can participate in school decision-making. They are more likely to be dissatisfied with their levels of pay. Rates of teachers quitting the English state-funded system are higher among Black teachers than among white teachers. In the midst of a deepening crisis of recruitment and retention, these are issues that the government should not be overlooking."

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