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Black and Minority Ethnic Teachers Written Answer, 02/07/15 [S]

Written Answer given in response to Iain Gray's (Lab) question asking the Scottish Government what action it is taking to encourage more black and minority ethnic people to become teachers.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance, replied that the Scottish Government is committed to equality. We want to see a diverse education workforce which broadly reflects Scottish society. I am committed to establishing a new strategic board for teacher education and quality which will include universities, local authorities and professional associations. These partners have an essential role to play in addressing the diversity of the teaching workforce. I will task this board to investigate the barriers to wider representation and to come forward with suggestions to support diversity in order to ensure that the teaching workforce within schools reflects the communities that they serve.

For the full answer to this and other questions see the Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 02 July 2015 which is available form the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Written Answer Report 02 July 2015