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Government race report does not reflect the reality of many people’s lived experiences, says NAHT

Today (Wed 31 Mar) The Commission on Race and Ethnic Disparities has published its report.

Paul Whiteman, general secretary of school leaders' union NAHT, said: “NAHT has already heard from many members that they are deeply disappointed by this report. Those members have told us that they feel let down, and that it does not accurately reflect their experiences. We have already seen from the reaction so far that the report simply does not reflect the reality of so many people’s lived experiences. To many, the findings will come as an insult.  

"It is clear that there remains a huge amount of work to do when it comes to tackling issues surrounding racism and race equality in the UK.

"Schools are rightly proud of the work they are already doing in this field and progress has certainly been made, but we know that they are far from complacent. Schools and school leaders remain determined to do all they can to tackle all forms of inequality. Education remains one of the best tools we have to tackle the scourge of racism and inequality in this country, but this must be set alongside a wider societal approach."

Press and Media contacts:

Steven George
NAHT Head of Press and Media
01444 472886
07970 907730

Rose Tremlett 
Senior Press Officer 
07545 354363

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