This afternoon, the Petitions Committee and Women and Equalities Committee - both of which I am a member - held their second joint evidence session on black history and cultural diversity in the curriculum.
This followed our first evidence session earlier this month, after petitions called on the Government to diversify the school curriculum to include a greater range of perspectives and voices.
Witnesses today included Dr Marlon Moncrieffe, Senior Lecturer in the School of Education at the University of Brighton; Professor Claire Alexander, Professor of Sociology at the University of Manchester; Lucy Stokes, Principal Economist at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research; Dr Christine Callender, Associate Professor at the UCL Institute of Education; Allana Gay, Co-founder of the BAMEed Network; Emily Miller, Head of Learning and Partnerships at the Migration Museum; and Caroline Wright, Director General of the British Educational Suppliers Association.
My focus on questioning was around four areas: the curriculum; training; finance; and teacher workload. I was particularly interested in the panel's view of the Government's response to the petitions so far, including flexibility around diversity and inclusion, and whether there is a need for it to be much more integrated across the curriculum.
You can watch the entire evidence session here, or watch my segment above.