HFL Education to host National Race Equity Conference: Time to Act

HFL Education will host their first National Race Equity Conference on Wednesday 15th March.  Entitled “Time to Act”, school leaders, staff, EDI leads, governors and trustees keen to address racial inequity in their schools and settings will hear from nationally renowned speakers who will offer guidance, support and strategies to help create real change.


HFL Education is committed to promoting anti racism and race equity in the schools, settings and trusts with which we work. As a company, we recognise that:

  • systemic race inequity exists in education, as well as society: in the progress and outcomes of learners from different ethnic groups, in the over-representation of certain groups in exclusions data, in the under-representation of people of colour in the curriculum and in books and resources in schools and settings.
  • around 84% of educators in schools and settings are White, whilst a third of our pupils are children of colour.
  • teachers have often not received any training on race equity.


This one-day cross phase online event will include:

  • Keynote speakers
    • Professor David Olusoga OBE, British-Nigerian Historian, BAFTA award winning producer, film maker and TV presenter and Professor of Public History at the University of Manchester. Author of ‘Black and British’.
    • Reni Eddo Lodge, journalist podcaster and award-winning author of ‘Why I Am No Longer Talking To White People About Race’.
    • Jeffrey Boakye, Educator, writer and broadcaster. Author of ‘’Black, Listed’, ‘I heard what you said’, ‘Hold Tight’ and ‘Musical Truth’.
  • panel discussions and reflections on the presentations
  • phase specific interactive workshops led by a range of national and local race equity leaders, considering
    • how to diversify your Early Years / primary / secondary curriculum
    • creating safe spaces to talk about race
    • adopting a racially literate approach to behaviour
    • supporting wellbeing of ethnically diverse students
    • addressing the school exclusion problem
    • recruiting and retaining staff of colour
  • Practical advice and strategies from schools who are acting to improve race equity and anti-racism
  • Opportunities to collaborate and build networks.

Rachel Macfarlane, Director of Education, HFL Education said:

“This conference will help schools and settings across the country identify how to take meaningful action on race equity and anti-racism, within their wider equalities agenda.”

Online and with access to recordings for a further 28 days

We are holding this event online to enable delegates to attend this high quality CPD without the need to travel. This also enables us to give participants unlimited access to the recordings of all the sessions for a further 28 days after the live event on demand. 

The HFL Education 2023 National Race Equity Conference: Time to Act

How to take meaningful action to achieve race equity in your school. ​

Wednesday 15th March 2023


To find out more and book, please click here


HFL Education – who are we?

HFL Education is a leading national provider of school improvement and business support services, training, and resources, which enable schools, educational settings and multi-academy trusts to deliver a great education. We support those we work with to achieve successful long-term outcomes for their children. We believe that every young person, through access to a great education, should be able to realise their potential, regardless of where they live, their background or circumstances.

Learn more about at: hfleducation.org