A Practical Approach to developing Racial Awareness in Schools


Please note that we are curently updating the dates and times for this course.

Race is an uncomfortable subject that often provokes confusion, discomfort and avoidance. In this session, aimed at teachers and educators at any stage of their career, we will consider common approaches to approaching race inequality in education and explore how we might meaningfully work towards racially inclusive practice. This session offers a safe space for participants to discuss concerns surrounding race and education and share ideas and strategies based on their professional experience.

Tutor Dr Nicola Rollock is an award-winning academic, consultant and public speaker specialising in racial justice in education and the workplace. She designed the ‘Achieving race equality in schools’ training programme for the Runnymede Trust and is currently working with the Equality Challenge Unit in the design and delivery of a national training programme on race for universities.

Nicola is published in a number of international books and journals and is lead author of The Colour of Class: the educational strategies of the Black middle classes, which won second prize in the 2016 Society for Educational Studies’ Annual Book Awards.

Nicola was recognised, in 2015, as a Woman of Achievement by the Women of the Year Council and was winner of the 2016 PRECIOUS Award for Outstanding Woman in Professional Services for contributions to race equality. She is a trustee of the British Educational Research Association and a member of the Wellcome Trust’s Diversity & Inclusion Steering Group. Prior to joining Goldsmiths, Nicola was Deputy Director of the Centre for Research in Race & Education at the University of Birmingham.


Date to be confirmed in Autumn 2018

Please note that this session is limited to 20 participants.

Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.

Contact: teacherscentre (@gold.ac.uk)