1 Jun '14

News Why I became a teacher: to help children from minority backgrounds

I understand what it's like to be a minority ethnic student in a white-dominated school and I feel their struggle acutely, says teacher Aveninder KaurAveninder Kaur is a supply teacher Warwickshire. She is also branch secretary for the Association of Teachers and Lecturers in Warwickshire.When my son joined middle school, he changed. Before he'd always enjoyed school, but suddenly he seemed down and never wanted to go. One day, when I'd dropped him off, I followed him to see what was happening; I saw the other boys trying to pull his topknot off (we are a Sikh family) to see what was under his hankie. Continue reading...

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