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
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
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
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
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