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Educational equality for all.


I'm Miss Lawton

Founder of ARISE

A former primary school teacher turned equality lawyer, Miss Lawton founded ARISE: Anti-Racism in Schools and Education in 2019 after noticing a lack of training and support for dealing with racist incidents in schools.


Since its foundation, ARISE has become one of the most reputable educational organisations in the UK and is a testament to the importance and impact of our work.


By providing educational professionals with the necessary tools, support and guidance, we aim to create safer and more inclusive learning environment for all.

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At ARISE we are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and equitable learning environment. To actively address the issue of racism, we offer comprehensive anti-racism training for teachers, support staff governors, parents and the wider school community. Our training aims to empower educators with the knowledge and tools needed to create an anti-racist classroom culture, fostering understanding and respect among pupils.


Additionally, we offer engaging anti-racism assemblies specifically designed for children. These assemblies serve as a platform to share crucial lessons about diversity, empathy, and the importance of standing against discrimination.


By combining targeted training for educators and impactful assemblies for students, we strive to contribute to a school community that values diversity, embraces inclusivity, and works collectively towards equality.

We are best known best for:

Our honesty

We approach difficult topics with empathy, compassion, and are mindful of the impact our words may have on others. By balancing honesty with respect, we can create a safe space for dialogue and build stronger, more authentic educational environments.

Our sensitivity

We are sensitive to the needs of schools, colleges and universities. By understanding your unique perspectives and experiences we create sustainable and successful CPD that puts people at the heart of everything we do.

Our impact

We take great pride in the fact that we have been able to help hundreds of schools, colleges and universities over the years. From engaging pupils in assemblies to providing invaluable CPD, we have been able to provide valuable support to those who need it.



Look where we are now.

Over the years, ARISE has gone from strength to strength. We have helped thousands of teachers gain confidence in dealing with racist incidents. We have helped thousands of children to understand the importance of kindness and respect and how to get help if they or someone else is experiencing racism. 


From primary and secondary schools to colleges and universities, ARISE can help take your educational organisation to the next level of equality and inclusion.


Teachers would describe our training as:

"The best training we've ever had. We had ARISE come to our school in 2021. Two years later and the staff are still talking about it. We've booked round two and can't wait!"

St Peter's Catholic Primary School

A quote we love:

What you do is incredibly important and you did an absolutely amazing job in making it clearer. I'm especially grateful that you included intersectionality in such a great way. Thank you.

Ed Swan

Pupils would describe our assemblies as:

"The best assembly ever. It's a really serious topic but Miss Lawton still made some parts funny. I really learnt a lot about bullying and how bad it is. I never want to make someone feel that way."

Rohan, Year 7

Parents would describe our sessions as:

Amazing! So needed and so important. I really struggled to discuss racism with my six year old but the parent sessions gave me the skills and knowledge to do so. Thank you.

Susie, Parent at Rhodes Avenue Primary School

Are we a good fit?

Let's work together.

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