Race Equality in Education Group

The Race Equality in Education Group (REEG) reports to Bristol’s Commission for Race Equality. It was set up to work with Bristol Learning City partners, schools, academics, early years settings, and the wider community, to address racism in education and improve the learning and other outcomes of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) children and young people in Bristol.

The main aims of REEG are to:

  • address racism in education
  • improve learning and other outcomes of BAME children and young people in Bristol
  • advise the Bristol Learning City partnership and its Task and Finish Groups on race equality issues
  • be an effective key task group reporting to Bristol’s Commission for Race Equality.

“As a teacher working for over 25 years in Bristol, we have had both our problems and victories. We have some of the most amazing young people come through our doors, but there are continuing patterns and trends within our system that we need to address.” – Esther Deans MBE (Malsesbury School)

One Bristol Curriculum

In response to the Runnymede Trust’s ‘Bristol: a city divided’ report, and to link with Bristol’s One City Plan, the One Bristol Curriculum is a new and exciting contribution towards addressing racial inequalities, improving educational outcomes and enhancing tolerance and trust within schools and communities in the city.

The One Bristol Curriculum will be a phased approach developed by the Race Equality on Education Group, Bristol Music Trust and the wider community.

To encourage schools to engage with BAME heritage and culture, alternative curriculum ideas and lesson plans will be broadened to include:

  • Content that includes past and present life experiences of BAME communities
  • Achievements of people with BAME heritage
  • Scientists, historians, architects and social commentators from Global Majority backgrounds
  • Community enrichment projects
  • Access to role models.

If you’re a teacher who’s interested in getting involved with the development of the One Bristol Curriculum, please complete this short survey.

Alternatively, if you’re a community practitioner, please complete this survey.