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Black and Ethnic Minority Leadership - Trial By Headship

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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 headteachers going for headship interviews, at her home in the evenings.

The film shows Marva in action at school, where she explains the extra pressures on black headteachers to always be at the top of their game or risk criticism.

The programme also profiles two of the senior black teachers that Marva has been coaching: acting headteacher Patricia Young and assistant headteacher Jose Omo.

Part of the series: Inspirations

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