Black and Ethnic Minority Leadership – Trial By Headship

A focus on Marva Rollins, the first black headteacher in Enfield Marva Rollins is Headteacher of Raynham Primary School in north London. She was the first black headteacher in Enfield and for the past ten years she has sought to increase the numbers of black headteachers in London Primary schools. She works as a trainer on London’s Investing in Diversity programme for senior BME teachers seeking promotion, but she also individually coaches a number of deputy and assistant heads going for headship interviews, at her home in the evenings.

The film shows Marva in action at school, where she explains the extra pressures acting on black headteachers always to be at the top of their game or risk criticism. And the film profiles a senior black teacher Marva’s been coaching, acting headteacher Patricia Young.

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