Dr Patrick Roach became General Secretary of the NASUWT in 2020, following ten years as Deputy General Secretary and having worked for the Union since 1998.
Written by Patrick Roach
On the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, it is prescient that our trade unions in the UK will be coming together at the Trades Union Congress (TUC) Black Workers’ Conference to advance a progressive agenda for anti-racism on the anniversary of the first national...“Committed leadership and concerted action needed to end the pandemic of racial discrimination”, by Patrick Roach.
Despite the enormous efforts and sacrifices made by our teachers and education staff, children and young people’s learning has inevitably suffered hugely from the disruption of the pandemic.“Safe schools: the foundation of recovering children's education from this pandemic”, by Patrick Roach (NASUWT, UK).
We should thank teachers for being educators but also for fighting to defend the rights of teachers and their students.#EI25: “25 Years Defending the Right to Education”, by Dr. Patrick Roach
Last week’s Racial Disparity Audit depressingly confirms what many of us know - namely that racial disadvantage and discrimination is widespread within our school system.In the UK, racial inequality in schools is ‘deep-rooted, endemic and institutionalised'