Applications Open for Building Racial Literacy Programme

The ultimate goal of the Building Racial Literacy programme is to make every educator in Scotland racially literate, effective at dealing with racism and confident in leading anti-racism.

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The national Building Racial Literacy programme promotes anti-racism as a baseline professional value, empowering educators to identify and implement anti-racist behaviours and processes in their everyday practice.

Co-constructed with a wide range of partners, including education practitioners and stakeholders on the Scottish Government Anti-Racism in Education Programme (AREP) over 300 educators and education system leaders across Scotland have taken part in the Building Racial Literacy programme during its three iterations from 2022.

Three short videos have been created to tell the programme’s story with participants from cohort 1cohort 2 and cohort 3.

Application process

Applications for the fourth cohort of the BRL programme will be run from Thursday 31st August till Friday 15th September (23:45).

Nationally-identified priority groups

Due to the high volume of applications anticipated for this fourth cohort, applications from nationally-identified priority groups will be accepted first. However, all applications will be considered. The priority groups include:

Key programme dates

Participants on the Building Racial Literacy programme are expected to commit to all the programme dates. The programme is facilitated online, with an optional smaller, in-person induction for headteachers. Please find below the key programme dates:

Recommended Welcome Webinar: 30th October (4pm)

Induction Part 1: Monday 13th November (2 – 5pm)

Induction Part 2: Thursday 23rd November (2 – 5pm)

Webinar 1: Monday 4th December (4pm – 5:30pm)

Webinar 2: Monday 22nd January (4pm – 5:30pm)

Webinar 3: Tuesday 6th February (4pm – 5:30pm)

Sharing the Learning Summit: Friday 15th March (9am – 4pm)