Four London schools have come together to learn more about how to challenge stereotypes and inspire greater numbers of ethnically diverse teachers to become teachers and apply for leadership roles. We believe that people of all ethnicities should be encouraged and welcomed into the teaching profession and would like to build bridges and share expertise across the educational spectrum.

Wednesday 17 November 2021 14:00 – 16:00 GMT

St Cyprian’s Church, Glentworth Street, London, NW1 6AX

This conference brings together a wide range of guest panellists to discuss the big questions surrounding this topic:

Session 1, 2pm: Chaired by Ed Dorrell, Public First and The Independent

A panel of five Head Teachers will consider paths into educational leadership. Panellists include:

Omar Deria, Cumberland Community School, Newham
Zehra Jaffer, Stoke Newington School and Sixth Form, Hackney
Allana Gay, Vita et Pax Preparatory School, Enfield
Thahmina Begum, Forest Gate Community School, Newham
Jaideep Barot, Bristol Grammar School, Bristol


Session 2, 3pm: Chaired by David Cohen, Evening Standard

A panel of experts and decision makers will discuss next steps for building an ethnically diverse schools’ workforce.

Professor Patricia Daley, VP at Jesus College, Oxford
Kim Johnson MP for Liverpool Riverside, member of Education Select Committee
David Lammy PM for Tottenham
Kiki Nartey, Flair
Dr Chris Vieler-Porter, Author and School Improvement Advisor
David Simmonds MP, member of Education Select Committee


Hosted by the following four schools:

Charles Fillingham, Francis Holland School Regent’s Park
Andrew O’Neill, All Saints Catholic College
Kat Pugh, St Marylebone CE School
Max Haimendorf, ARK King Solomon’s Academy

You can book free tickets for this event here