BAME Mentoring Programme
How role models can help to close the ethnicity gap
This mentoring programme was designed to address the lack of BAME role models in education settings in Sussex, to encourage BAME students in Years 9 to 11 to explore the option of going to university and what that entails, and to have an impact on the attainment of those involved. It also aims to provide BAME university students with an opportunity to grow their communication, coaching and mentoring skills.
During the mentoring, some families said they felt subject to unconscious bias inside and outside of school. While not an original project aim, this led to the design of unconscious bias and conscious inclusion training for school staff to provide them with the knowledge, framework and opportunity to cast a critical eye over practices, policies and procedures within their schools.
Partner: University of Brighton
Funding source: Uni Connect
SLN contact: Debra Vice-Holt
Project status: Current