Lana Crosbie is senior school leader, race specialist and equality campaigner with over 20 years’ experience teaching in schools. She is currently a SENCO for an Inner-city Post 16 provider and has previously worked as head of department, associate assistant head (staff development/training) and as a specialist leader in education, which has developed her expertise in EDI (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) – specialism (Race).
As a SLE (specialist leader in education) for EDI, Lana helps to develop inclusive practice in schools and set up systems and procedures that meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. She has spoken at various public events, conferences and panels and led CPD sessions across many schools on racism and equalities as well as working with partnership schools to develop their school culture and ethos to reflect inclusivity from students, parents and staff.
She is currently the equalities representative for South Gloucesteshire NEU and Black Organising forum leader for South Gloucestershire. She is also the founder of the No More Exclusions chapter in Bristol, which focuses on racial disparities in school exclusions and calls for the abolition of all forms of exclusions, and the Established BAMEed South West chapter, building a hub of support and solidarity for Black and Asian Educators. She has also written and contributed to BBC articles racial bias and the impact of COVID-19 on Black teachers and students.
Lana is a Psychology graduate and has previous experience of coaching and working in therapeutic settings. After transitioning to education, she has completed two Master level degrees (MSc Psychology and MA in Education), a Certificate in Coaching and the CLF Diversity Leadership Programme.