Suhayl Patel

As teachers we invariably encounter a variety of charged or difficult conversations in our richly diverse classrooms. We can struggle with the pedagogy of how to present controversial or contested interpretations of our history. As a former Head of Curriculum at Abrar Academy, an Independent Islamic Boys school, I am delighted to have delivered the Parallel Histories framework for understanding and identifying multiple perspectives. My role was significant in overcoming cultural and religious sensitivities involving the delivery of the project. I am the Diversity Lead for a Mental Health Recovery charity and a member of Creative Communities Group, a volunteering and community engagement group.