Written by on October 8, 2019

Teachers and educators from around the town have been encouraged to join the BAME into Leadership programme.

The leadership programme, now into its fourth year, is open for all teachers, although places are filling up fast for the next intake.

Arv Kaushal, a teacher and specialist leader in education at Challney High School for Girls, is the programme lead for this Department of Education funded project.

“BAME communities have been severely under-represented in our schools for decades,” he said. “This initiative specifically targets the needs of teachers from BAME communities, helping them onto the next step of leadership.

“The eight sessions themselves are facilitated by some of the best specialist professionals in the region offering an opportunity for participants to be the best leaders they can be.”

Over 80 people attended the 2019/20 launch event in July (photo from the event above) which was brought together by the Chiltern Learning Trust to promote a programme aimed at developing leaders in our schools in the county.

The networking evening featured discussions around how to encourage teachers from BAME backgrounds to pursue leadership pathways.

The next one is planned for 13 December, which takes place at Crescent Hall, with tickets already on sale at ”

Adrian Rogers, chief executive of the Chiltern Learning Trust, added: “I want more and more good leaders working in schools in the region and making that positive impact upon our children.

“Luton has a great cultural mix and we want those aspiring leaders from our communities represented in our schools.”

You can find out more about this project by emailing Arv at Chiltern Teaching School Alliance on

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