November 2018 / 2 posts found

National Teachers Conference The Grand Hotel

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Held in Bristol this weekend.   Hundreds of black teachers spent the weekend discussing poignant topics pertaining to their chosen profession as well as barriers to becoming bame teachers.   Nationally currently there is a huge under representation!!! Being an ex bame teacher myself, I can certainly see the benefits of coming together in this way.   Working in Bristol as a teacher you are most definitely in the minority and although many of our schools have a rising diverse population in and amongst them all, with some inner city schools reporting a majority of bame families and children. The […]

Grand Designs’ Kevin McCloud gives verdict on Bristol Mayor Marvin Rees and his efforts to solve housing crisis

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Grand Designs presenter Kevin McCloud has been involved in a project to get homes built on the former Dunmail primary school site in Southmead for years. Now work to build homes for police officers, NHS staff and teachers, as well as homes for those on the housing waiting list, has finally begun at a development now called ‘Elderberry Walk’. Here he tells Bristol Live what he thinks of Bristol City Council’s efforts to solve the housing crisis, the importance of creating mixed and ‘beautiful’ communities, and the difference Marvin Rees has made since he was elected in 2016. On the Mayor […]