Black experiences hub

Bringing black experiences to the classroom

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We've partnered with BBC, Into Film and The Black Curriculum to bring you a selection of resources on black experiences - from black British history to global contributions, we understand that representation matters and young people need to see themselves reflected in their education.

This year we're proud to host additional resources and research from the Penguin and Runnymede Trust Lit in Colour campaign, which aims to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English literature more inclusive of writers of colour.

Teachers and parents can use this hub for information, advice and practical resources to better understand the experiences of black individuals. Within the hub we're highlighting Black British History and resources to support the teaching of anti-racism and the Black Lives Movement. We're also acknowledging the contributions of black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals throughout history.

We'd love to receive more contributions from you – our community of teachers around the world, so please continue to share your work using the uploader below and tagging #blackexperiences.

Please be aware that some of the resources in this collection may include imagery that some people might find uncomfortable or offensive; we need to understand our history, even the worst parts of it. We recommend you check the content prior to using it to ensure it's age appropriate for your students.

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Penguin Lit in Colour

This year we're proud to host resources and research from the Penguin and Runnymede Trust Lit in Colour campaign, which aims to support schools to make the teaching and learning of English literature more inclusive of writers of colour.

In collaboration with the BBC and hosted by DeGraft Mensah, this panel discussion programme for teachers is an opportunity to discuss and share ideas and best practice around teaching black and diverse histories and experiences.

Now available to watch

Hear from our speakers, all passionate educators and education campaigners, who offered great suggestions and ideas for how all teachers can create more inclusive classrooms today, and why it’s important to do so.

Please watch and send your thoughts to @tesresources #beyondblackhistorymonth

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Josiah Isles

Josiah Isles is an assistant headteacher who has also written about the impact of racism on teacher wellbeing.

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Youlande Harrowell

Youlande Harrowell is an assistant headteacher and co-founder of Mindful Equity UK, an organisation aiming to increase the number of black and Asian teachers in leadership roles.

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Steve Chalke

Steve Chalke is a Baptist minister, author, speaker, social entrepreneur and founder of the Oasis Charitable Trust, which has opened 53 primary, secondary and all-through schools around the UK.

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Lavinya Stennett

Lavinya Stennett is a historian, writer, recent first class graduate from SOAS and the founder and CEO of The Black Curriculum, which aims to deliver black British history all across the UK all year round.