Releasing Potential / 7 posts found

National Teachers Conference The Grand Hotel

by Carole Johnson
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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 […]

House of Parliament Christians on the Left Mentoring Programme Launch

by Carole Johnson
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I am delighted to be co facilitating this year long Christian mentoring programme of 20 incredible individuals who have political aspirations launched on 15th October 2018. Attended by Stephen Timms MP, Jonathan Reynolds MP, Rosie Duffield, Alex Cunningham, Marsha De Cordova MP, Eleanor Smith MP and many more who are supporting including last year’s intake. It was an honour to hear the personal journeys achieved in such a short period of time. I am especially looking forward to observing the development of this year’s intake as they also commence their exploration of the political arena…who knows …we could have a budding PM […]

Let’s increase diversity here in the South West

by Carole Johnson
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Magistrates Bench Diversity – Recruitment Criminal justice has among the lowest proportion of senior staff from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. Current research reveals that in the Avon and Somerset Magistracy we currently have  a severe under representation of BAME Magistrates and Magistrates from working class backgrounds, in direct relationship to the populations that we are serving. Analysis  following  a government-commissioned  report by the Labour MP David Lammy found that people from minority backgrounds are more likely to be jailed for certain crimes than those who are white and that they are over-represented at almost all stages of the criminal […]

Political Mentorship

by Carole Johnson
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  Christians in Politics Christians on the Left is proud to be part of Christians in Politics (CiPol), an all-party, non-denominational organisation which seeks to encourage and inspire Christians to get involved in politics and public life. While we are passionate about building a better society through involvement in left-sided politics, we recognise that we have many brothers and sisters in Christ who feel called to participate in other parties. We therefore work alongside our colleagues in the Conservative Christian Fellowship and the Liberal Democrat Christian Forum to promote Christian engagement across the political spectrum. » Please visit the Christians in Politics website to read more about the […]

Power To Change

by Carole Johnson
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Power to change I was recently invited to speak at a meeting where I was introduced to this organisation, the Power to Change. As well as clearly highlighting how to Understand Community Asset Transfer as a guide – for community businesses and Support for grantees! Power to Change also boast a Research Institute with a vision to see better places created through community business. The Research Institute seeks to support this vision by commissioning high-quality research, promoting rigorous analysis and stimulating critical scrutiny and debate. There aim being to shape both policy and practice. If you are an organisation/group aspiring […]

Releasing Potential

by Caroler4u
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As a trail braising single mother of two, my message and challenge to the BAME people I am privileged to positively influence is, “let my struggle to find the throughway and pathways to success, be merely your starting point and foundational stones to greater greatness in your own personal area of passion and choice” With the growing under representation in all so many areas of our everyday lives, I am committed to exploring ways of empowering BAME communities and individuals to release their potential and engage with the opportunities that help them grow and develop and break the cycle of […]

Like Topaz We Were Made to Sparkle and Shine

by Caroler4u
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Life is very complex and multifaceted. However we are not all diamonds precious hard rough or smooth. We all have edges bashed and cut by life’s many experiences – Some good, Some not so good. I prefer to think about us as beautiful naturally occurring ….topaz Topaz is a well known mineral which comes in all sizes all colours ranging from colourless to multi coloured expressed with differing levels of clarity and luster. Life may send us a few curve balls and our decisions may not always reflect our true nature and origin but instead we can sometimes be left […]