Diversity in the Teaching Profession and Education Workforce sub group

A sub group of the Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education Programme: Stakeholder Network Group.


The Diversity in the Teaching Profession and Education Workforce sub group is one of four workstreams established by the Learning Directorate working towards race equality and anti-racism in the education system as part of the wider Race Equality and Anti-Racism in Education Programme.

The other three workstreams are:


The sub group has a vision that Scotland's education workforce, at all levels, reflects and supports the racial diversity of modern Scotland, thereby enriching the education experience for the whole school community.



Related work


  • Selma Augestad, Education Institute of Scotland (EIS)
  • Professor Emerita Rowena Arshad CBE FEIS, Former Head of Moray House School of Education and Former chair of the Diversity in the Teaching Profession Working Group
  • Judith Mohammed, headteacher, Arbroath Academy, Angus Council
  • Nuzhat Uthmani, primary school teacher and EIS BAME Network representative
  • Simon Cameron, Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA)
  • Victoria Smith, General Teaching Council (Scotland)
  • Navan Govender, anti-racist educator
  • Douglas Hutchison, Director of Education, Glasgow City Council
  • Andrea Reid, Senior Education Officer, Glasgow City Council 
  • Sara Medel Jiménez, NASUWT
  • Asif Chishti, Senior Education Officer – National Diversity Lead, General Teaching Council for Scotland

Education Scotland

  • Lesley Whelan, Education Scotland
  • Mélina Valdelièvre, Education Scotland

Scottish Government

  • Scott Sutherland, Early Learning and Childcare
  • Stephanie Walsh, Education Workforce
  • Judith Ballantine, Equality in Education
  • Emma Bunting, Equality in Education
  • Pauline Hendry, Equality in Education
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