Strategies to attract, recruit, and train BME on Initial

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Strategies to attract, recruit, and
train BME on Initial Teacher
Training Programmes
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Personal Experience
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PGCE student
Classroom teacher
Module leader
Programme director
Admission tutor
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Challenges and Strategies
SoE
Partnership
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Schools
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Challenges and Strategies
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Marketing(internal and external)
Recruitment
Selection
Mentoring
Partnership
Training
Employment
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Challenges
Partnership
SoE
Programme
Individuals
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Challenges
• Lack of cultural awareness (tutors, trainees,
mentors)
• Absence of marketing vision/strategy
• Lack of real understanding of equality and
diversity and cultural differences
• Absence of positive role models
• Organisational barriers (BME and strategic roles)
• Reluctance of declaring ethnic origins?
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The 4 strategic aims are
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Close the performance and achievement
gap.
Develop common values of citizenship
based on dialogue, mutual respect and
acceptance of diversity.
Contribute to building good partnership
relations and challenge all types of
discrimination and inequality.
Remove the barriers to access,
participation, progression, attainment and
achievement
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Strategic Approach
Partnership’ contribution
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Marketing, recruitment and selection
Admission talk?
Induction
Teaching, learning and curriculum – to train staff
to understand others, to promote common values
and to value diversity…..
5. Equity and excellence – to ensure equal
opportunities for all to succeed at the highest level
possible……
6. Engagement and extended services – to provide a
means for staff to interact with people from
different backgrounds and build positive relations.
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7. Mentor training
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Tutors’ Strategies
Carry out an
equality and
diversity audit of
teaching and
learning processes
and resources.
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Challenge
students and
staff
stereotypical
thinking.
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Agree and set
assignment
timescales.
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E &D
Impact on learning and teaching
4 basic facts
1. Find out some basic facts about your learners’ cultural
backgrounds and religions
2. Consistently resist and challenge stereotypical thinking
by using language that reinforces the point that
opportunities are for everyone.
3. Do not assume that all disabled learners, or all black
and minority ethnic (BME) learners, are the same.
4. Encourage learners to share with you their own
cultural, personal, social and religious traditions
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