News & Insights 4 June 2020

#BlackLivesMatter: Our statement

Black lives matter.

We stand in solidarity and support with our Black colleagues, Black teaching partners, Black volunteers, Black pupils and the whole Black Community.

We have never and will never tolerate racism. We exist to tackle inequality in education and we are committed to ensuring every child is given the same, equal and fair opportunities to succeed in life.

Like our friends @TeachFirst, we know it’s not just about achieving meaningful grades and having access to jobs, but about removing structural bias and inequality. We know that in order to make long-lasting change, we need more Black and BAME decision makers in education policy, in our volunteer community and in our staff team.

Education plays a crucial role in defeating racism and we have a duty to ensure we tackle it head on whenever we encounter it. We stand together.