Education Project

ROTA’s statement on the 2020 A-Level Results

Ever since GCSEs and A levels were cancelled due to the Corona virus lockdown, concerns have been raised about the fairness of replacing them with teacher predicted grades.

Pupils from certain race and ethnicities are often given underpredicted grades for ‘A’ Levels, and since April, ROTA along with other race equality organisations such as Runnymede Trust, the Traveller Movement, and Friends, Families, and Travellers have tried to influence the process of grading and assessments, to ensure equalities considerations are taken into account.

Whilst we were concerned that the...Read more

Covid-19: is there an opportunity for a new approach to informal exclusions?

 

The Department for Education has produced a guidance document for schools when they re-open in September after the Covid-19 closures.  ROTA has some thoughts.  

The period of lockdown has proved particularly challenging for some pupils, particularly those from disadvantaged communities. Refugees, asylum seekers, children from some BAME communities and from Gipsy, Roma and Traveller families have had difficulty accessing support and education resources.  

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

Consultation on exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020

The Government is consulting on the 'Exceptional arrangements for exam grading and assessment in 2020. ROTA is very concerned that the guidance does not adequately address the disproportionate impact the new arrangements may have on certain groups of BAME pupils, those who are socio-economically disadvantaged, and those who share other protected characteristics. The Coalition for Race Equality Organisation (CORE) shares ROTA's concerns and support ROTA's recommendations to the consultation response. Read ROTA's...Read more

New Research: Mind the Gap: Choice, opportunity and access in Higher Education for UK-domiciled BAME students

Since 2018, ROTA has been researching student choice and disadvantage in Higher Education with reference to UK domiciled BAME students. In May 2019, the Augar Review of Higher Education was published. ROTA’s full report, containing a Commentary on the Augar Review.

In response to the Augar Review, ROTA is concerned that:

Reducing the fee level to £7,500 is unlikely to be a major influencer of student choice. Lowering fees is not the whole picture in the student decision-making process. Students make choices based on other factors: l ocation of university,...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

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