Inclusive Recruitment and Progression Conference 2023

Exploring and understanding the experiences of Black and Ethnic Minority teaching professionals in the education sector and their career progression.

In conjunction with the City of London School for Girls, we invite Black and Ethnic Minority individuals that are currently in the teaching profession or that are interested in embarking on a career as a teacher to our conference to be held:

Wednesday 5th July
14:00 – 18:30

The event will be an opportunity to hear an honest account from other Black and Minority Ethnic teachers who have recently entered the sector, that are in SLT, as well as heads about their experiences that will include perceptions, challenges, and most importantly opportunities.

Each section of the event will allow attendees to ask questions and the day will end with a networking session with refreshments provided.

Attendance is free

The timetable of the day with talks and presenters can be found below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact

Event address:
City of London School for Girls
St Giles TerraceWood Street


Start End Session Title Facilitators/Presenters
14:00 14:30 Registration
14:30 14:45 ACEN welcome & introduction Aisha Sanusi,  Director – ACEN 
14:45 15:15 Presentation with Q&A’s The current state of teaching for minority professionals & the impact on all students ACEN Teacher Network Representative 
15:15 16:00 CLSG welcome & presentation with Q&A’s  An intro to CLSG and entry/career progression within the independent school sector Jenny Brown, Head & Soumia Arif, Assistant Head of Diversity and Inclusion – City of London School for Girls 
16:00 16:30 Break with refreshments
16:30 17:30 Panel with Q&A’s Teachers speak: Realities & opportunities Facilitated by ACEN Representative 

  • Priya Barai, Teacher of Geography & Race and Ethnic Diversity Lead – St George’s Weybridge
  • Jordon Sonko Crawford, Deputy Head, Queens Park Community School
  • Gideon Hammond, Teacher of Mathematics, Physics & Rugby – Eltham College
  • Monia Zahid, Teacher of Economics & Head of Diversity & Inclusion
17:30 18:00 Talk A life story: To headship and beyond Floyd Steadman OBE
18:00 18:30 Networking with refreshments & canapes 

Timetable subject to minor revisions