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.