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RAP represented in Parliament

Posted: May 2, 2019

Miss Oloyede our Science Teacher is also the founder of the Young Black Teachers Network. The aim of the network is to; make sure the teacher workforce is representative of the society we live in, raise aspirations of those new to the profession and reduce the rate of exclusions of black children who are 3x more likely to be temporary or permanently excluded from mainstream school. YBTN in collaboration with the Diane Abbott Foundation held a panel discussion at the House of Commons on Thursday 2nd May 2019. Over 120 people were in attendance and a range of topics were discussed including; barriers to entry and progression for black teachers, the importance of representation at all levels in the education sector, high rates of exclusions of black pupils and youth violence. The panel consisted of; Miss Oloyede, Diane Abbott, as well as Nadine Bernard and Daniel Opoku, two other senior leaders of a primary school and secondary school in London.