Blair Peach Award

gallery © Justin Tallis The National Union of Teachers established the Blair Peach Award (BPA) in March 2010.  The award is named after the past president of East London NUT who was murdered during an anti-racist demonstration in Southall, London on 23 April 1979.

On the day of his death, Blair Peach was showing solidarity and marching against the presence of the far right National Front. Modern day equivalents to the National Front continue to promote racist and fascist views.  It is vital to the National Union of Teachers that they do not gain a foothold in British politics.  That is why we use our political fund to campaign vigorously against racist and fascist parties and support the work of organisations such as HOPE not hate, Unite Against Fascism, Show Racism the Red Card and Kick it Out.

The BPA is awarded at Annual Conference to give recognition to members who have made exemplary contributions to their school or association or division’s work on equality and diversity.

Blair Peach award

2016 Nominees

Baljeet Ghale – Buckinghamshire (winner)
Daniel Kebede  – Gateshead
Tanveer Kauser Jan – Leeds
Pete Smith – Camden
Michael Dance – Redbridge

2015 Nominees

Juno Roche – Buckinghamshire (winner)
Michael Dance – Redbridge
Natalie Nicole – Bedfordshire
Susie Barrows – Hackney
Syma Effendi, Darren Crossdale and Sue Preston – Liverpool
Nick O’Brien – Norfolk

2014 Nominees

Sam Kirk – Bradford Association (winner)
Jan Hoggan – Tawe Afan Nedd

2013 Nominees

Richard Rieser – Hackney (winner)
Sam Kirk – Bradford
Jan Hoggan, Mark New, Julie Stapleton, Natasha Harry – Neath Port Talbot
John Illingworth – Nottingham City
Colin Foley – St Helens

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