Education Leadership and Professional Learning sub group

A sub group of the Anti-Racism in Education Programme.


The Education Leadership and Professional Learning 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 educators and leaders are confident, committed and empowered to promote equality, foster good relations and identify, prevent and deal with racism. As a result of understanding race in a school context, and by deploying skilled and passionate leadership. they can empower and support an anti-racist culture across school communities.



Related work


  • Samir Sharma, Quality Improvement Officer, Glasgow City Council
  • Khadija Mohammad, Scottish Association of Minority Ethnic Educators (SAMEE)
  • Carol Young, Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights (CRER)
  • Dr David Smith, ITE (University of Aberdeen), Scottish Council of Deans of Education
  • Victoria Smith, General Teaching Council (Scotland)
  • Charlotte Dwyer, ScotDec (Scottish Development Centre)
  • Tara Lillis, NASUWT
  • Mark Langdon, Glasgow Life
  • Rhona Jay, Association of Directors of Education Scotland (ADES)
  • Olwen Fraser, Northern Alliance Regional Improvement Collaborative

Education Scotland

  • Lesley Whelan, Education Scotland
  • Emamezi Obi-Baron, Education Scotland
  • Mélina Valdelièvre, Education Scotland


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