Equality and Social Justice Committee
Deadline for submission: 06 October 2023
The FE sector in Wales is showing leadership in its journey towards anti-racism, and we have a chance to make a real impact, building on the Welsh Government’s strong focus on creating an anti-racist Wales. However, given the challenging economic times on the horizon, it is critical that we identify a sustainable support package to enable colleges to continue their journey, contributing towards an anti-racist Wales.
Cardiff and Vale College is leading on the development of anti-racism resources and playing a key role in developing curriculum materials for the FE sector. In doing so, they are sharing best practice to support FE in taking an all-encompassing approach to managing and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion across the sector.
We welcome the recognition that the membership of the new Commission for Tertiary Education and Research (CTER) board is not representative and that a further recruitment process will be undertaken in due course. The initial composition of the CTER board was a missed opportunity to ensure the strategic leadership of the new organisation is more reflective of the communities it will serve. Given the Welsh Government’s stated commitment to ensuring greater diversity of representation of public appointments we hope the Committee will scrutinise the further steps that have now been promised.
ColegauCymru would welcome further consideration how actions towards anti-racism are embedded into other areas of policy development.
Please contact ColegauCymru Policy Officer, Amy Evans, with any questions.