30th September 2017

Black and Minority Ethnic (BME)


BME (Black and Minority Ethnic)– also often referred to as BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) – describes those from cultural backgrounds other than White British, which in the UK is the majority ethnic group.

National data shows that although many BME children perform as well as and sometimes better than their majority ethnic peers, progress slows from the end of KS2 onwards and there is significant underachievement at KS3 and KS4.

Black heritage pupils are also over represented in school exclusions.

For these reasons schools are required to monitor this group as a ‘vulnerable cohort’.


Click here to read our ideas on how to celebrate Black History month this October


BME Training Opportunities


Currently, Better Bilingual offers the following training to support this work, on request:

‘The duty to promote British values: issues for schools’

By the end of the session you will have increased your understanding of:

– The background to the government’s decision to require schools to promote British values

– A range of good practice to promote British values

“Supporting Equality: valuing ethnicity, culture and language in children’s learning”

By the end of the session you will have developed your confidence and understanding of…

…the context of this work

…the importance of valuing the ethnicity, culture and language of all children

…a range of good practice to support equality, inclusion and cultural diversity in your school

‘Supporting Equality: ensuring the attainment of Black heritage pupils’

By the end of the session you will have increased your confidence and understanding of:

– Issues affecting Black achievement

– How to address underachievement in pupils of Black heritage

To discuss any of the above and arrange a training session in your setting please contact: info@betterbilingual.co.uk