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ROTA (September 2016) Equality and Inclusion in the Academies Programme

ROTA (September 2016) Equality and Inclusion in the Academies Programme cover
Equality and Inclusion in the Academies Programme: 2016 indicates that the democratic process, by which local communities have a say in what happens to their schools, could be in jeopardy and that BAME people in particular are under-represented on the governing bodies of Multi-Academy Trusts.
 

ROTA Research Data Management Policy

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As a social action and research organisation ROTA places high value on the research carried out under its aegis, whether this is produced alone or in collaboration with others.

ROTA recognises that the different types of output resulting from this research are key assets and should be managed in a way that brings most benefit for the individual researcher and for ROTA. Research data in its various forms is one such output.

There are a number of obligations on both individual researchers and ROTA regarding research data, for example legal...Read more

Post Referendum Racism - blog by Andy Gregg

Read the latest blog “Post Referendum Racism“ by Andy Gregg, ROTA Chief Executive.

Pandora’s Box has been opened by the Brexit referendum and it is difficult to see how the evils that it has allowed to escape can be put back in the box. Already there are reports of increasing race hate crimes – many directed at Polish and other European migrants but also directed at Muslims and other migrant and minority groups.

Although many who voted for Britain to leave the European Union were not in .........Read more

ROTA submitted evidence to the House of Commons Education Select Committee Inquiry on Multi-Academy Trusts (MATs)

With the proposed expansion of the Government’s academies programme, ROTA’s submission to the Inquiry focuses on the following: the balance of decision-making at the individual school level and at the multi-academy trust level and the appropriateness of formal governance structures employed; how the performance of MATS should be assessed. We bring to the Inquiry’s attention the following:

The lack of representation and influence Black, Minority Ethnic, & Refugee communities have within the formal governance structures of MATs and its disproportionate impact on BME&R pupils The...Read more

PRISM Workshop on Hate Speech and Hate Crime to take place in London, 10-12 May 2016

Deadline for applications: 6 May 2016

A workshop on hate speech and hate crime will be held in London from 10–12 May 2016. The event is being organised by the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI) , in cooperation with us at Race on the Agenda (ROTA). The workshop is addressed to lawyers and law enforcement officers and aims at promoting knowledge on hate speech and hate crime prevention strategies and actions.

The workshop will...Read more

Patrick Vernon OBE appointed as Chair of Labour Party's Race Equality Advisory Group

'Fifty years ago today (8th of December) the Labour government of Harold Wilson introduced the first Race Relations Act - outlawing discrimination based on ethnicity. Labour has a strong track record. As recently as 2010 we passed the Equality Act. On this anniversary, Kate Green MP, Labour's Shadow Women & Equalities Minister, announced that Patrick Vernon will chair an advisory group of experts to advise her on policy on race equality. Jeremy Corbyn Leader of the Labour Party' Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party

Kate Green explained that, ‘While we’ve made huge steps...Read more

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