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Race Equality organisations write to Education Secretary demanding that the Dfe step in to ensure objectivity in grading, after exam cancellations

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 1 June 2020

Race Equality organisations write to Education Secretary demanding that the Dfe step in to ensure objectivity in grading, after exam cancellations

For the last month a number of race equality organisations and academic experts have been in contact with the Education Secretary expressing concerns about grading and assessments in light of the cancellation of exams.

Today Race on the Agenda (ROTA) writes again to Secretary of State for Education, Gavin Williamson asking...Read more

Race Equality organisations write to the PM asking him to consider the racial disproportionality in the government’s response to COVID-19

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 17 April 2020

Race Equality organisations write to the PM asking him to consider the racial disproportionality in the government’s response to COVID-19

A coalition of 21 race equality organisations (collectively known as CORE) have written to the Prime Minister expressing their concerns over the government’s response to the COVID19 pandemic.

The members of CORE have become aware that particular groups (namely Black, Asian and minority ethnic communities) are at greater risk from...Read more

Report arguing the case for refugee-led mental health services

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 10, 2020

Hardly Hard to Reach: towards refugee-led service provision is the newly released report detailing findings from Race On The Agenda ’s (ROTA) three-year Active Lives, Healthy Minds project.

The project assisted partnership organisations and the community members they support in developing holistic, intersectional projects and activities to support their mental health and wellbeing in a culturally sensitive and non-stigmatising way.

The project supported...Read more

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

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ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday 23 August 2019

The Coalition of Race Equality Organisations send an open letter to the Home Secretary “Priti Patel please don’t politicise the police”

A coalition of 20 race equality organisations has sent an open letter to Home Secretary Priti Patel.

The letter reads …

“We the undersigned wish to express our grave concerns regarding the recent announcements by Home Secretary Priti Patel on the 3rd and 11th August 2019, that have removed the enhanced Section 60...Read more

Free Schools failing black and Asian children, new research shows

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday 24 September 2014

Free Schools failing black and Asian children, new research shows

Free Schools were supposed to put power into the hands of local communities but they are failing children from Black, Asian and minority Ethnic communities (BAME) and increasing inequality, according to a new report.

Building on previous reports by ROTA and NASUWT this new Report again finds that a substantial proportion of free schools are not operating fair and inclusive admissions policies....Read more

Free Schools failing to demonstrate they are advancing racial equality, new report finds

NASUWT PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday 15 September 2014

Free Schools failing to demonstrate they are advancing racial equality, new report finds

The Coalition Government’s free schools programme, contrary to its stated aims to address educational disadvantage and attainment gaps, is failing to do so, concludes a report commissioned by the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK.

The report...Read more

Free schools failing on equalities, new research shows

ROTA PRESS RELEASE: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday 7 November 2013

Free schools failing on equalities, new research shows

Race on the Agenda (ROTA) has published new research that shows that free schools are failing to comply with statutory requirements on equality.

The research appears soon after the recent Ofsted inspection of the Al-Madinah free school in Derby, which found that statutory requirements, including those on equality, were not being met.Read more

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