Shabnam Cadwallender lectures in race and education for the primary teacher training programmes at Leeds Beckett University where she also specialises in inclusion and gender. She is a lead coach for the Centre for Race, Education and Decoloniality and supports schools in achieving their Antiracist School Award.
Shabnam is passionate about authenticity, equity, and empowerment and has been in primary education for over 20 years, serving diverse communities as a class teacher, SENDCo, head teacher, governor and trustee. She is also an independent education consultant and runs DewDrop Education to share her expertise and support organisations.
Shabnam is a member of Disability Ed UK and is a founder member of BAME Ed North West, two organisations that seek to support educators from diverse backgrounds.