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#BrewEdFindYourVoice – Post 3


As I hope you know by now, the first ever #BrewEdFindYourVoice will be on:

Saturday August 29th from 9am – 5pm

You don’t need a ticket – just find my pinned tweet (@toriaclaire), click on it and start watching! Alternatively, follow me on periscope where it will be streaming.

We have such an exciting day planned with the most inspirational of speakers – there will be talks on Equity, Collaboration and becoming a Global Educator. There will be others on Kindness, Wellbeing and Visible Diversity. There will be…no that would spoil it if I gave it all away now, but gosh the presentations we have planned and the lunchtime panel! Oops I didn’t mean to mention the panel – more on that in a later post! So, without further adieu, may I introduce more phenomenal educators who will be presenting that day –


Aretha Banton and Youlande HarrowellMindful Equity UK

About Mindful Equity UK

Mindful Equity UK was founded by Aretha Banton and Youlande Harrowell. They are a brand new service supporting Black and Asian women educators right from the start of their careers – from trainee teacher onwards. Their mission is to ensure that more Black and Asian women educators join the teaching profession, stay in the teaching profession and move into leadership in the teaching profession.

Mindful Equity UK run a peer networking service providing advice, guidance and coaching to Black and Asian women throughout their early teaching careers. They encourage solution focused conversations about representation and inclusion within the education sector with the aim of influencing changes within educational policy and practices. Their consultancy strand supports ITT providers, employers and leadership teams to implement frameworks that will increase the diversity amongst student teachers, early career teachers and leadership teams. They work with the most amazing allies and are proud to be part of a wide ranging and truly representative network.

The Founders

Aretha Banton is an Assoc. Vice Principal EYFS- P16 specialising in SEND, Safeguarding and Inclusion.  She is proud to have worked in a range of diverse schools and Academies improving outcomes for vulnerable and disadvantaged students.  She is driven by a passion for social mobility and meaningful change.

Youlande Harrowell is an Assistant Headteacher working in an inner London secondary school and is experienced in leading successful sixth form provisions, CEIAG and developing key stage 5 curriculums. Youlande is a proud champion and advocate for visibly diverse leaderships in education.

To find out more visit www.mindfulequityuk.co.uk and follow them on Twitter @MindfulEquityUK

Tudisco and Mealey – Unprofessional Development

Tudisco Mealey

Tudisco an English teacher and Mealey a Math teacher, live on the other side of the Pacific Ocean and have a podcast called ‘Unprofessional Development’. They interview people from the world of education and have a good time doing it. They have the kind of conversations that take place in the workroom, the bar room or the coffee house. Swapping stories and educational philosophies with both sincerity and snark. When you are with them you feel like you are hanging out with your teacher friends laughing and learning about this crazy profession we have in which it is okay to be unprofessional sometimes.

Mair Bull

Mair Bull is a former Head of Drama, now based at Manchester Metropolitan University completing an MA in Educational Leadership and Management. She is also a content writer for BBC Bitesize, GCSEpod and the TES. Mair is an experienced examiner, a Vice-Chair of Governors at a Pupil Referral Unit and the North West Champion for Open Drama UK. Mair has co-created the new Early Career Teachers’ #DramaSupport platform on YouTube with Open Drama UK and Manchester Metropolitan University. Twitter: @MairBull

Holly Barradell

Holly is a member of extended SLT at an all ability Academy in Tunbridge Wells, Kent with responsibility for the Expressive Arts & Early Career teachers. She is a Drama teacher (with a specialism in technical theatre having trained at Bristol Old Vic Theatre School) and sits as an external subject expert for Ofqual, she’s worked for several exam boards as a moderator, visiting examiner and as a developer for the 2016 reformed GCSE & GCE qualifications. Holly co-founded Open Drama UK, is a critical friend for the Action for Children’s Arts and is a fellow of the RSA. She recently had her first co-authored teacher textbook published by HarperCollins Publishers. Twitter: @drama_holly

Well, what do you think? Aren’t they amazing and added to the ones you have met already through these posts won’t it be a great day? I really hope you are coming – let me know on Twitter or by liking this post!

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