Barriers report: the impact of racism on BME teachers

The key findings of the “Visible and invisible barriers: the impact of racism on BME teachers” report include:

  • Schools with higher concentrations of BME students and BME teachers were perceived to be less inclusive for BME students
  • Incidents of racism in some schools were being dealt with as ‘behavioural’ issues
  • Primary schools were more inclusive and welcoming environments for BME staff, whereas secondary schools were considered more inclusive and welcoming for  BME students   
  • BME teachers reported experiencing barriers to promotion and career progression

Annex summaries

Annex A

Details about the questionnaire content

Demographic features, Teaching history, Experiences in the workplace            

Annex B

Socio-demographic characteristics of participants (Table 1)

Employment Characteristics of participants (Table 2)

Socio-demographic characteristics of participants by ethnicity (Table 3)

Annex C

Comparison of experiences at workplace of Black, Asian and minority groups between primary school and secondary school (Table 4)

Experiences at workplace as a teacher of Black, Asian and minority groups across schools with different percentages of Black staff (Table 5)

Experiences at workplace as a teacher of Black, Asian and minority groups across schools with different percentages of Black pupils (Table 6)

Gender profile of experiences at workplace as a teacher of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 7)

Age profile of experiences at workplace as a teacher of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 8)

Annex D

Ethnicity profile of experiences at workplace as a teacher of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 9)

Annex E

Gender profile of career progression among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 10)                 

Age profile of career progression among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 11)

Ethnicity profile of career progression among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 12)

Gender profile of employment conditions among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 13)

Age profile of employment conditions among Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 14)

Ethnicity profile of employment conditions among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 15)

Ethnicity profile of point of entry into teaching among teachers of Black, Asian and minority groups (Table 16)

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