Mayor of Lonon Report: Black Teachers in London

Meeting: 
MQT on 2006-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2006
Reference: 
2006/2367
Question By: 
Richard Barnes
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

What evidence is there that the same benefits that you claim for having teachers representative of the ethnic mix of the pupils holds true in terms of disability, sexuality and social class?

Answer

Answer for Mayor of Lonon Report: Black Teachers in London

Answer for Mayor of Lonon Report: Black Teachers in London

Answered By: 
The Mayor

It is my view that London's diversity should be represented in all its public services, as this is the best way to ensure that we continue to build a genuinely inclusive city that is fit for the purpose of serving Londoners. On this I agree with Professor Barry Carpenter, Chair of the Disabled Teachers Taskforce, when he says that `in building inclusive schools, we need to ensure not only the inclusion of pupils with disabilities but also teachers with disabilities who can be their role models.' I believe this to apply equally across the range of equality streams.