About the Act for Racial Justice Campaign
Prejudice and discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnicity, nationality and religion or belief deny people their fundamental human rights, limit opportunity for everyone and undermine the cohesion of communities and of wider society.
Schools and colleges and the wider education system have a central role to play in promoting racial justice.
The NASUWT’s Act for Racial Justice Campaign aims to challenge all forms of race discrimination, injustice and inequality in education for Black pupils and teachers.
The campaign was launched as a response to findings by the Union showing that Black teachers continue to lag behind their white colleagues and are discriminated against and marginalised over such things as pay progression, access to CPD and promotion prospects. Increasingly, Black teachers are subject to, or threatened with, capability procedures.
The NASUWT has become increasingly concerned about the experiences of teachers from Black backgrounds and believes that addressing the issues that prevent Black teachers from both entering the teaching profession and progressing and staying in the profession is essential for a truly equitable education system.
Teachers from Black backgrounds are as committed to teaching as their white colleagues, but struggle with the endemic racism that pervades the British education system.
Our dedicated Member Support Advice Team is able to speak to members in confidence. Please email them if you have experienced a problem at work.
Find out more about the Union's equalities work and see how you can get involved on our Black Teachers page.
NASUWT statement on Israel and Palestine
19 May 2021
The Prime Minister should reject the race commission's report
19 Apr 2021
Unions are clear: the report reinforced institutional racism by denying the facts of everyday racism.
Report fails to grasp the realities and depth of racial injustice
31 Mar 2021