I worked at Sandwell College, in a variety of roles until my retirement in July, 2019. I started Sandwell College as a volunteer tutor helping students with their English and Maths. I progressed gaining my Cert Ed, Level 6 ESOL subject Specification and Post Grad in Mentoring, along with several other qualifications.
One of my many roles, as Executive Director, involved me leading on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, within the college. I then joined Rights and Equality Sandwell (RES) as a director. Shortly after my retirement I was asked if I would continue as a director and in January 2020 I became the Interim Chairperson of RES.
This is a voluntary position which is both exciting and thrilling and often challenging. I take on this role because I am passionate, caring and desperate to support people, communities and organisations to reduce inequalities and discrimination in our society.
I also enjoy my role as a school Governor at a successful primary school situated in West Bromwich.
My name is Sumaiya, a Caseworker at RES. I am a qualified teacher with a legal background and I speak English and Arabic. The cases that I am currently working on are hate crime and housing issues, inequality in education, discrimination at the workplace and supporting cases that are already in the court process.
If you require help, advice or support in regard to any issue then do not hesitate to contact me on Sumaiya.Saleh@rightsandequalitysandwell.co.uk