Education in the Time of Corona | Monday 29 June

A panel discussion streamed live on Facebook and YouTube

“The consequences of Covid-19 are going to be felt in our education system for months to come”. – Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary, National Education Union (NEU).

What challenges exist for racially minoritized teachers and students and have any been resolved? What are the lessons learned so far that we can take into the new academic year to inspire success for all?

The coronavirus pandemic has created an educational crisis for secondary and higher education institutions. Pre-existing inequalities faced by racially minoritized students and staff within the sector have been deepened as a result and the crisis highlights key questions for the sector.

This panel-led discussion explored the key issues of inequality faced by local educators and students, and deciphered government issued guidance within a context of reimagining models of educational success for educators and young people in the classroom.


Camille London Miyo MBE, NPQH
Middle and Senior Secondary School Leader; Past President, Leicester NEU; Member, Black Educators Alliance

Riyaz Laher
Head of Schools, Madani Schools’ Federation

Julie Walters-Nisbett
Transition Coordinator, The City of Leicester College; Vice President, Leicester NEU; Former Chair, Black Teachers’ Network, Leicester

Kaushika Patel
Interim Pro-Vice Chancellor and Interim Dean of Health and Life Sciences, De Montfort University

Robert Howell
Head of Department (Religious Studies), Judgemeadow Community College

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