Rosa A

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Rosa is a relentless optimist who still believes we can change the world. She has worked in education in Oxford since 2009 both with adults and young people in different settings such as the University of Oxford and Oxford Sixth Form College. As a teacher, Rosa promoted cultural understanding and the importance of valuing our differences; as a manager at Oxford Sixth Form College, she oversaw SMSC and supported teachers to develop more inclusive lessons with training and resources.

A Sociologist, qualified educator (QTLS) and with an MSc in Development Management, Rosa has brought her experience in marketing, administration and the third sector in three countries to her work in education.

Aware that not all children have a positive experience at school, Rosa launched the social enterprise EGALVIA in January 2020, to break biases that can lead to discrimination. After the pandemic hit, she moved from her initial focus on schools and worked supporting companies, charities and entrepreneurs with training to shift mindsets and provide ongoing support in overcoming bias.  

Her passion for making schools more inclusive and spaces where every child can thrive led her to join the like-minded team at EqualiTeach.

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Jatinder C

Senior Education & Training Officer

Jatinder graduated with a BA in Business Management, before obtaining his PGCE in Business Studies.

During his career as a Business Studies teacher, he worked at three different secondary schools before joining EqualiTeach. Jatinder has worked with young people on how to identify and tackle discrimination, whilst helping them to explore their own values and develop an understanding of others. He has sought to create a safe space for young people to explore issues of equality, diversity and inclusion.

Jatinder also has experience of working with marginalised groups and improving accessibility. He has always been passionate about education, and about ensuring everyone is valued and has equal and fair opportunities to succeed in life, leading him to his current role with EqualiTeach.

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Amy C

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Amy’s commitment to equality started young – she organized a petition in school, aged 8, campaigning to allow girls to take the milk trolley around the classrooms as well as the boys.  Her campaigning for equality and against prejudice has continued, both formally and informally and she has covered many, many miles protesting with a placard in her hand.  Professionally, Amy has over 20 years of teaching experience – half of this time was spent teaching Modern Foreign Languages in mainstream secondary school, whilst half of it was spent at an all-age area special school teaching children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.  Here she wrote the school’s first SMSC policy and delivered the accompanying staff training, took a lead in the PSHE curriculum and audited the SRE curriculum.  She has also tutored adults in Understanding Autism (Levels 2 and 3).  Amy has a degree in French and Spanish as well as her PGCE and more recently she has achieved a qualification in Equality and Diversity.  In her spare time Amy enjoys acquiring new skills (she has a Level 1 qualification in British Sign Language and is also a qualified fitness instructor), reading, travelling, and sitting on a stationary bike.

Claire C

Operations Manager

Claire has over 15 years of experience in operations and frontline coordination, including skills in complex project management, gained largely from working in events organisation.

After completing a BA in English Linguistics and Literature at the University of Birmingham, Claire worked for the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge in a number of visitor-facing roles, including managing and coordinating teams and physical resources to support the Museum’s programme of activities and events.

Claire worked closely with the Education team to support gallery-based and hands-on teaching across the museum environment for diverse groups of all ages and backgrounds, providing a stimulating learning environment and encouraging creativity and alternative ways of seeing. Claire brings effective and efficient project management experience from her more recent work with the University of Cambridge Development Office as Events Organiser, along with skills in problem solving and successful collaborative working across diverse project groups with multiple stakeholders.

At EqualiTeach, Claire supports business operations to enable smooth working across the team. This includes coordinating diary management and bookings for workshop delivery, supporting day-to-day activities and contributing to longer term planning. She is passionate about the importance of equality and diversity education to reduce discrimination and support inclusion, and enjoys providing the support which enables the team to work with diverse groups and audiences throughout the UK.

Nasreen D

Education Coordinator

Nasreen holds a BA in International Relations and International Development from Sussex University, where she focussed on topics regarding race, gender, intersectionality and religious identity.

Whilst at university, Nasreen was the President of the Coexist Society, a group seeking to bring together people of different faiths and no faith. It was within this role that Nasreen found practical and creative ways to bridge the gap between different groups, champion inclusion, facilitate important conversations and celebrate differences. This further inspired Nasreen to co-publish a report titled ‘Interreligious Engagement Strategies’ on behalf of the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Following university, Nasreen built on previous experience working with young people whilst volunteering abroad in Tanzania, where she facilitated in a local primary school. During this placement, Nasreen endeavoured to create engaging and informative workshops for students and to forge meaningful relationships with the local community, whilst taking active steps to balance the power dynamics which were at play. 

Prior to EqualiTeach, Nasreen’s work as a Mental Health Support Worker enhanced her knowledge of the issues faced by people with disabilities, particularly the stigma and stereotypes associated with those who experience mental health problems. This deepened Nasreen’s thirst for promoting equality, diversity and inclusion for all members of society in all facets of life.

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Rachel E

Business Development Manager

Rachel is a firm believer in the power of education to create positive change and has worked in various roles focussed on educating and empowering young people to become active citizens in their schools, communities and beyond.

She holds an MA with Distinction in ‘Gender Without Borders’ at Kingston University, throughout which she has explored the concept of intersectionality and considered the multifaceted ways that different individuals may experience discrimination or prejudice.

She takes steps to tackle injustices and advance equality wherever possible, having volunteered for Help Refugees, and by challenging Islamophobia in the British press, attempting a Judicial Review against the Independent Press Standards Organisation. She is a fellow of Clore Social’s Emerging Leaders Programme of 2019. 

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Carole G

Senior Education & Training Officer

A habitual improver with a passion for driving change in the world of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI), Carole has worked in both the NHS and in educational settings for the last 12 years. Starting as a qualified classroom teacher, she discovered her love of supporting children to thrive. Placing young people at the centre of their learning sparked Carole’s interest in participation and engagement, which led her to join the NHS as Head of Young People and Parent Involvement for inpatient CAMHS at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. Supporting young people and their families to tackle mental health stigma and be authentically involved in their care, cemented within Carole a passion for creating inclusive environments in which young people could be themselves, and feel empowered to shape their own journeys.

Carole continued her work in participation by joining East London NHS Foundation Trust in 2018, becoming a People Participation Lead for Bedfordshire Community Health Services. Becoming an Improvement Coach for the Quality Improvement department, alongside her role as a People Participation Lead, Carole became an expert in improvement science and methodology, coaching teams whilst also supporting them to involve patients as equal partners.

Moving on to become an Improvement Advisor for East London NHS Foundation Trust enabled Carole to oversee a multitude of improvement projects across a range of services. Carole particularly enjoyed the Pursuing Equity programme and supporting teams whose project aims were centred around improving health equity, inclusion, and diversity. With a desire to return to work in education, and seeking a role which would allow her to continue to pursue her passion for EDI and improvement, Carole joined the EqualiTeach team in early 2023.

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Saira H

Programme Manager

Saira Hassan is a recent graduate of the University of Oxford, where she read the MSc in Social Anthropology; during which she performed an ethnographic analysis into how education is used as a tool to improve social positioning among the African-Pakistani community. Previously Saira gained 1st Class BA and MA degrees in Religion, Culture and Society. During her tenure as Head of Religious Studies and Programme Leader at a leading sixth-form college, Saira also realised her ambition to understand and support children and young adults as a Mental Health First Aider. Saira went on to become a Trustee for CareStart– a national mental health charity which takes a culturally-sensitive approach to mental health, rehabilitation and social mobility. 

Saira has 10 years’ experience of championing equality, diversity, and inclusion for young people across both primary and secondary education levels, the highlight of which has been being awarded Mosaic Hero of the Month by HM Prince of Wales at Sandringham Estate. She is a human rights activist, and since 2021 has been a Community Champion for Remembering Srebrenica, regularly organising commemoration events to remember the victims of the Srebrenica genocide. Throughout all her previous experiences, Saira has strived to empower and motivate young people from all communities to achieve their aspirations and overcome any barriers.

Saira is determined to create a better future for disadvantaged individuals so they can showcase their talents, always striving to pass on her knowledge, experience and expertise to others. Saira is committed to seeing more diversity across all sectors; this new role at EqualiTeach will allow Saira to champion further equality, diversity and inclusion across institutions to enhance social cohesion across British society.

Yuki H

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Yuki has a BA in History of Art and completed a PGCE in Secondary History. She has spent a great deal of her professional career working within the realms of education and cultural heritage. This developed from initially working within the museum sector after which she dedicated the subsequent portion of her career on teaching Secondary History. She found that she was particularly interested in female education and issues to do with mental health in her teaching positions that began at a school boarding house. It was within this environment where her enthusiasm for discussing ‘big ideas’ and nurturing compassion amongst the students under her care was also harnessed. During her teaching, she worked with young people using a range of pedagogy to deliver lessons on crucial topics surrounding equality, diversity and inclusion such as the transatlantic slave trade, colonisation and genocide.

It is the blend of her personal and professional experiences that has given Yuki the ability to engage with a variety of people from diverse backgrounds. She completed an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies at University College London and looks to amalgamate her specialist knowledge in the workshops she delivers with EqualiTeach to enhance the learning experiences of the students she encounters. 

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Kate H

Head of Operations

Kate has a BA Honours degree in Politics and German from the University of Bristol and a Masters degree in Managing Equality and Diversity (Distinction) from London Metropolitan University.

Starting her career with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and the World Food Programme in Berlin, Germany, she then spent four years delivering equality training with anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card, before joining EqualiTeach as Head of Education in 2013.

Kate has experience of delivering training to a wide variety of audiences, including schools, universities, Young Offenders Institutions, prisons and mental health institutions, and she is a confident and experienced public speaker, having spoken at numerous high-profile events, including the ODIHR European Conference on Combating Racism towards Muslims and various Trade Union conferences across England.

Kate has previously completed research into the experiences of transgender people in the workplace, has written articles for the journal Race Equality Teaching, and has co-written numerous publications for teachers on racism, Islamophobia, disability discrimination and Fundamental British Values. 

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Jennifer J

Education Manager

Jennifer has a BA in Philosophy and Theology from the University of Nottingham and a PGCE in Religious Education from the University of Birmingham.

She began her career as a teacher of RE in a greater-London school, later becoming head of department. During this time she worked with young people on issues surrounding equality, diversity and critical thinking. Creating thought-provoking schemes of learning that allowed students to explore their values and develop a deep understanding of others was at the heart of her practice. As head of department she delivered workshops to colleagues on various issues, including ‘raising standards’ and promoting ‘Philosophy for Children’ across the school.

Jennifer helped establish several inter-departmental working groups and developed whole-school strategies for SMSC. She mentored trainee teachers and worked with other schools to help improve their religious education provision. Jennifer has recently undertaken work promoting health and wellness in local workplaces and with individuals within the Bedford area.

Claire K

Administration Assistant

Claire has worked in primary schools for over 20 years in a range of roles including class teacher, SEN teaching assistant and tutor. In these roles she was committed to inclusion, ensuring that all children learn and thrive in a fun and safe environment. She has also been RE coordinator, developing in children a respect for other faiths and ensuring that teachers are confident in their teaching of RE.

Claire brings her organisational and communication skills, a good understanding of primary schools and firsthand experience of inclusion in the classroom.    

Claire trained at St Mary’s University College, Strawberry Hill completing a BAQTS with English. She is an avid reader, keen needleworker, and walker.

During her career, she has lived in Australia. While there, she worked in the Special Needs unit in a large primary school, supporting children in different ways, including reading, social skills and phonics. While living in Australia, she threw herself into everything the great outdoors had to offer including white water rafting, hot air ballooning, climbing the Sydney Harbour Bridge and walking in the Blue Mountains. Living in Australia gave her deep insight into what it is to live in a different culture and to feel included and not excluded.        

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Jenna L

Senior Business Development Officer

Jenna has over five years of experience in marketing and a strong background in administration.

Over the years, Jenna has worked for a variety of organisations including Papworth Trust, a leading disability charity, providing administration support to the fundraising and volunteering team. The role not only gave her a variety of valuable skills, but also a good introduction to the importance of disability equality.

Following this, Jenna began to build her career in marketing, working for several technology manufacturers in Cambridgeshire. She brings with her a magnitude of skills including digital marketing, graphic design, sales administration and event planning.

At EqualiTeach, Jenna supports the business development team with aftersales care; monitoring and evaluation; and the implementation of the promotions and marketing strategy. She is proud to support the team at EqualiTeach in driving positive change and is committed to providing excellent customer service.

Rebecca P

Youth Education Officer

Rebecca has a BA in Early Childhood, in which she graduated with first class honours, from The Open University. Her area of focus was on contemporary issues and debates surrounding children and young people including; equality, diversity and inclusion, looking into childhood contexts from a range of perspectives, tackling inequality and the view of young individuals in how they are represented and supported in society, as well as the impact of the media relative to their identity. Additionally, Rebecca holds an extended diploma in Health and Social care, as well as NCFE CACHE in Understanding Children and Young Peoples Mental Health.

Rebecca previously worked in a middle school where she was a form tutor and taught KS2 and KS3 students a variety of subjects. Her favourite subjects were PSHE and Ethics, Theology and Citizenship, as she felt she could make a connection and difference by tackling issues and topics which enable children to reflect and share their ideas, empowering them to create a positive change.

During her teaching career, Rebecca delivered body confidence workshops to vulnerable female students called “Proud2Bme”, with the aim of promoting and encouraging discussions on self-confidence and healthy mindset, as well as celebrating differences. Prior to working in education, Rebecca worked for a charity which supports children, young people and families living with disabilities and carried out volunteer work for a project which supports social activities for children with learning difficulties.

Rebecca is passionate about building a better future in which all individuals can grow up feeling safe, valued and free from stereotypes and discrimination and is excited to be an advocate for change through her role at EqualiTeach.

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Sarah S

Head of Strategy and Development

Sarah holds an MA in Equal Opportunities and Society (Distinction) and has been working in the field of equality for 20 years, delivering equality training to over 10,000 people throughout the UK.

She has overseen the development and delivery of educational programmes working with over 300,000 people. These have included programmes of work commissioned by the government, EHRC, over 20 Local Authorities and private sector organisations.

Sarah has authored several publications in the field, including bespoke equality toolkits for organisations such as Home Group Housing Association and TeachFirst.

She is working with UNESCO and ODIHR an on international approach to countering intolerance and discrimination against Muslims. An experienced public speaker, Sarah has delivered presentations at the House of Commons, London’s City Hall and several national and international conferences.

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Tori S

Senior Education and Training Officer

Tori has a BA in Philosophy and is currently in her second year of an MA in Policy Studies in Education. She has a particular interest in Sociology of Race and Education and exploring counternarratives from a racial perspective. Areas of focus have recently included colour-blindness in education, gender and sexual orientation inclusivity in the Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) curriculum, and critical reflections on racial alienation experienced through higher education.

Tori has worked with young people of all ages; from mentoring Year 10 students to prepare them for GCSEs, to providing pastoral support for sixth formers, to overseeing attendance in an all-through school setting with a significant focus on safeguarding. She has a strong desire to be part of the change and broaden the mindsets and critical thinking skills of young people through her role at EqualiTeach. Tori seeks to also learn from the young people she engages with, creating an all-round beneficial pedagogical experience.

Candice W

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Advisor

Candice studied music, ancient history and classical studies at undergraduate level at the University of Liverpool. Her love of music saw her pursue a Masters in Music at the same university followed by a PGCE in secondary music at Liverpool Hope University. From there, Candice became a secondary school music teacher in Cheshire before taking up a post as a peripatetic music teacher for the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT). In this post Candice worked with children and young people of all ages, delivering one to one instrumental tuition, whole class ensemble teaching, curriculum music lessons, and extra-curricular music activities.

Whilst working in music education Candice became more and more frustrated at the inequality of opportunity and lack of inclusion that exists within the Arts and began working on small projects to improve diversity and inclusion at NMPAT. Candice was then given the role of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Champion, in which she was able to further work to improve EDI within the organisation for both students and staff. Candice is hugely passionate about ensuring that everybody has access to opportunities to participate in and feel fully included, particularly within the Arts, and it was this passion that led her to her current role with EqualiTeach. In her role, Candice works with teachers and school leaders to improve equality, diversity and inclusion within schools.


Lucy Goodyear

Board of Trustees Secretary

Lucy has worked in the Energy industry for 16 years in both a technical and commercial capacity, and has been on the Advisory Board of EqualiTeach since 2016.

For the latter part of her career, Lucy has worked as an Account Manager, handling large and complex clients, ensuring that their voice is heard within her organisation whilst growing and developing the account. 

Lucy brings her negotiation, sales and organisation skills to EqualiTeach, whilst learning a lot about equality, diversity and inclusion along the way!

Dr David Landon Cole

Chair of Trustees

David has been on the advisory board of EqualiTeach since 2017 and has been its chair since 2022.

He has a PhD in Politics from the University of York, looking at civil society opposition to the far right in Britain, and is currently the coordinator for the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism and an associate of LSE IDEAS.

Raised in Brazil and having worked in the USA and Spain, he has experience in international affairs thinktanks (ACUK, ATA) and in public affairs and public relations, as well as being a member of Huntingdon Town Council.

Paul Mortimer


Paul is an ex professional footballer who in a 15-year career played for premier league football for the likes of Charlton, Aston Villa & Crystal Palace, as well as representing England at u21 level.

On retirement he qualified as a coach and spent the next 10 years coaching the likes of Chelsea, Arsenal, Wimbledon, MK Dons and Charlton at academy level as well as being first team coach at Brentford, and assistant manager of the Sierra Leone national side.

Paul spent over four years delivering equality training with anti-racism charity Show Racism the Red Card where he delivered to trainee and experienced teachers, and at universities, Prisons and young offender institutions.

He is an experienced mentor and works as a conciliator for organisations such as the ICC as well as delivering anti-discrimination awareness training for them.

He is a Senior Workplace Inclusion facilitator delivering inclusive Leadership training in the Corporate environment.

He has experience in public speaking having delivered talks at numerous events.

Paul is a qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor in a flourishing private Practice.

Cameron Paul


Cameron Paul, an accomplished Accountant with 20+ years of experience, is a specialist in UK tax legislation and corporate obligations.  His journey began at Gowing & Co Chartered Accountants, progressing to pivotal roles at County Estate Management and Consort Property Management, where he managed portfolios, produced detailed year-end accounts, and supported property managers.

 In 2012, Cameron founded Spinifex Accounting Services, serving as Managing Director. He expertly handles diverse client needs, from day-to-day bookkeeping to complex tax returns, ensuring legal compliance. His leadership extends beyond finance – he founded the London Chargers Rugby League Club and led it to become Southern UK Amateur Champions.

With a Bachelor of Commerce from Newcastle University Australia, Cameron balances his professional expertise with family time, sports, and a passion for travel.

Loushaé Pratt


Loushaé holds a BA in Social Work; she has been working with children, young people and adults for over 10 years in varying capacities. These experiences and her own personal experiences have continued to promote her passion for equality and empowerment of all individuals.

Loushaé has worked with schools, community projects, churches, youth projects, universities, residential homes, local authorities and private social care organisations.

During her time in these settings, she has trained parents, carers and professionals in issues of equality and diversity – primarily around race, age and gender. In her work with young people, she has run small to large workshops in sessions on critical thinking, social skills and interpersonal conversations and relationships. 

Loushaé’s passion for equality and diversity was further developed in her time in social work where she worked directly with her local authority to contribute to the equality and diversity strategy of the Council and was the social work lead amongst senior management around how issues or diversity and equality were managed and understood within the workforce. This included presenting through team meetings and preparing training for forums and events. 

Loushaé is continually looking for ways to improve how individuals understand and apply equality and diversity throughout her volunteering and paid work and is passionate about empowering young people and adults to develop these skills.