“In June 2020, I made a #DiverseEd Pledge to continue to help, support and grow the number of Black males (from all denominations of Black) in teaching and Senior Leadership.
However, 7 months on, the realisation struck me… are we treating the symptom rather than the cause?”
Adrian is a former headteacher and experienced Senior Leader. He currently leads across a Multi-Academy Trust in the West Midlands developing Character Education and Personal Development.
In this wise and insightful episode, we discuss:
- Why do so few Black teachers (male and female) become school leaders?
- Research shows that at the age of 11, young black boys’ results are average or above average. What happens during secondary school that causes these results to plummet?
- How do we break this cycle?
- What’s the importance of Character Education and Personal Development?
- Are our school values ‘lived’ or ‘laminated’?
- The power of kindness and appreciating there is only one race – the human race.
- And much more.
Adrian is passionate about representation, ethical leadership and positively disrupting the system. He’s currently reading a Masters in Character Education at the University of Birmingham.
He is a visible role model for a generation of school leaders in his commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
You can connect with Adrian:
His website is Adrian McLean Consultancy