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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.

Teachers and parents can use this hub for information, advice and practical resources to better understand the experiences of black individuals. We are highlighting Black British History. We are also acknowledging black, Asian and minority ethnic individuals contributions throughout history. You’ll find resources for teaching mental health, anti-racism, the Black Lives Movement and a great collection of news stories from our editorial team.

We'd love to receive more contributions from you – our community of teachers around the world, so please continue to share your work to bring more black experiences to the classroom.

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 delivery to ensure it is age appropriate for your students.

Latest news

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.