Diversity and Anti-Racist Professional Learning

DARPL brings together a diverse team of providers with lived and professional experience through a professional learning and resource hub with a Welsh perspective in raising multi-disciplinary racial consciousness, as we all work together within the New Curriculum for Wales.

DARPL National Leadership Conference Booking Form Live!

June 20th 2024, 9:00 – 17:00, Venue Cymru, Llandudno, North Wales.


Are you a leader in Childcare, Playwork and Early Years, Post 16 (Further Education, Work based learning), youth work or within Schools (Primary, Secondary, Alternative Settings )? Do you want to engage in courageous discussions, have practical support and be encouraged in your deep diversity and anti-racist professional learning? Join us in our DARPL movement to be inspired and motivated by Professor Charlotte Williams OBE and Rocio Cifuentes, the Children’s Commissioner for Wales. Experience workshops and working groups facilitated by equity experts with lived and/or professional experience aimed to develop and explore anti-racism practices in your settings.

Click here to sign up for DARPL’s National Leadership Conference 2024.

Delegate feedback (2023 DARPL Conference):

‘Uplifting, inspiring, emotional, thought provoking.’

‘Raised the importance of being a leader, being anti-racist, and being brave.’

‘Practical steps for moving our anti-racism agenda forwards.’

See you in Llandudno!!


Anti-racism professional learning in education

Professional learning for those working in education to develop an understanding and development of anti-racist practice

Our DARPL work centres on professional learning for those working in educational settings to develop delegates’ understanding of anti-racism, which should lead to a development of anti-racist practice. The professional learning has been developed to take into consideration the different roles of those working in educational settings and is tailored to support that.

Our vision is to ensure that those working within education develop the tools and carry out anti-racist practice that supports the aim of being an anti-racist Wales by 2030.

DARPL incorporates research, current examples, video clips and lived experience. During and following your engagement with DARPL, you will need to continue your own journey in professional learning individually, with your peers and with your learners.

Eventbrite events

DARPL (Diversity and Anti-Racist Professional Learning) brings together a diverse team of providers funded by Welsh Government working together on this platform.

Minority ethnic teachers settle at their ‘comfort zone’ without the will or aspiration to progress onto a higher position – ‘I don’t think I would want to go any higher’ Why is that?

The recruitment and retention of black, asian and minority ethnic teachers in Wales - A qualitative research study.

Professional learning

Up-to-date Professional Learning for everyone working within education in Wales.

DARPL aims to support practitioners start their journey in Anti-Racist Professional Learning, Cultural Competency and Race relations within education in Wales. Leaders, teachers, wider school staff and learners need to be supported in the start of their whole-school approaches so they continue in new ways of working to ensure Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic contributions and presence are embedded and sustained within our New Curriculum for Wales from September 2022 onwards.

Our Partners


Team DARPL is a dynamic coalition of independent providers with a wide range of expertise with lived and professional experience. Team DARPL are excited to have the opportunity to work with you, your schools, colleges and organisations. Together in Wales, we can succeed in making a difference in this step-change as we all move towards REAP (2030) and our ‘anti-racist' Wales.

We welcome questions, ideas and requests for partnership involvement.

Chantelle Haughton
National Teaching Fellow SFHEA

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