Coronavirus-related Harassment

In light of evidence received by the NASUWT, the Union has written to the Secretary of State and Ministers in devolved nations about the growing race-related abuse and harassment targeted at BME pupils and staff around the coronavirus outbreak.

You can read these letters and find further information and support on Coronavirus - Dealing with Harassment and Abuse.

About the Act for Racial Justice Campaign

The NASUWT is building a campaign to challenge all forms of race discrimination, injustice and inequality in education.

The Act For Racial Justice Campaign was launched at the NASUWT’s annual BME Consultation Conference, which is now the biggest event for BME teachers in Europe.

The campaign has been launched partly as a response to findings by the Union showing that BME teachers are saying they believe they are being discriminated when it comes to pay progression, access to CPD, and promotion prospects and increasingly being subject to capability procedures.

It also aims to address issues around the inequality in educational provision for BME pupils, unequal academic attainment among different minority groups and the wider problem of racism in society.

Get support

Our dedicated Member Support Advice Team is able to speak to members in confidence. If you have experienced a problem at work, contact them on 03330 145550 or

Get involved

Find out more about the Union's equalities work and see how you can get involved on our BME Teachers page.