BLM and Anti-Racist Leadership

Wednesday 15 July 2020 (17:00-18:30)

Alison Kriel, Ava Sturridge-Packer, Nigel Oram

Alison Kriel and Nigel Oram will share their insights on recent events concerning the BLM movement and the importance of an inclusive and reflective curriculum.

The seminar will be chaired by Ava Sturridge-Packer CBE, former primary head in Birmingham and currently DfE and Birmingham Education Partnership adviser.

About the speakers 

Alison Kriel

Alison is an experienced Headteacher with a demonstrated history of high attainment working within the education management industry. She has a passion for staff and pupil wellbeing, the celebration of the teaching profession, inclusion and diversity and she enjoys supporting school leaders and schools facing demanding challenges. She is an authority on anti-racist education and at the forefront of the BLM movement.

Alison turned around a failing school within a deprived area of London from the bottom 1% to the top 0.1% in 3 years and went on to sustain the success of the school for a further 6 years with the school consistently being listed within the top 100 schools nationwide. The school was regarded and recommended by Regional Schools Commissioner for East of England and North-East London as a model school for the London, Suffolk, Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Essex region. She managed the transition of a school to becoming an Academy. The school won many prestigious awards including Gold School Status, SSAT Award winner for Attainment and Pupil Progress, National Pupil Premium Award winner.

Nigel Oram

Nigel Oram is currently the Headteacher of Harper Bell Seventh-day Adventist primary. The school serves a predominately African -Caribbean community and is the only Voluntary Aided Seventh-day Adventist school in the country. Nigel also sits on the board of the Birmingham Diocese Multi Academy Trust, using his significant leadership experience to support the development of its schools. Nigel has long championed the development of an inclusive and reflective curriculum throughout his career. He believes the contribution of Black, Asian and other minorities should be taught throughout the breath of the curriculum, therefore ensuring a truly rich and inspiring learning experience for all our children.

Nigel along with his Deputy Headteacher, Philip Hynan, who has spearheaded the curriculum, will be discussing the unique vision, and values of Harper Bell and how this led to the growth of a bespoke curriculum that mirrors the community it serves.

Participants will be able to contribute and ask questions of the speakers and the chair. 

All welcome at this free online event!

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