Anti-Racism & BME

Race is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. This is defined in law as including colour, nationality (including citizenship), and ethnic or national origins.

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) people in particular can experience racism in many forms, and teachers have a key role to play in challenging racism in all educational settings. BME teachers also need to be protected from experiencing racism in the workplace. 

This section includes updates on our latest projects and policies to promote race equality and challenge racism, which are developed with the support of an active Anti-Racist Sub-Committee.  

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Black History Month 2017

14 March 2018

The EIS is supporting Black History Month 2017, by sharing members’ reflections on the imp ...
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BME Member Event 2017

09 February 2018

We held an event for EIS BME members on 6th May 2017
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EIS Anti Racist Sub Committee Elections 2016-2018

09 February 2018

See the new Sub Committee for the 16-18 session
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Show Racism the Red Card

09 February 2018

The Educational Institute of Scotland is a sponsor of Show Racism the Red Card which is a ...
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The Holocaust - Learning Never To Forget

19 February 2018

A journey to Auschwitz
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