The school I work in has recently created jobs within my faculty that despite me having the same experience as my peers, I am the only person who cannot apply for the posts. There were 4 posts created, there are 5 teachers - I am the only teacher who is black. I am hoping that I have not been naive all of these years as despite institutions being branded institutionally racist - I have remained positive and never considered my colour as a barrier. I have been referred to the 2010 Equalities Act but cannot make head or tail of it. I have worked in my school for over 10 years as an unqualified teacher. (I know many of you may disagree with this but can this not become the issue please?) The government has introduced new routes into teaching that take into account my experience and skills. I approached my school and they have decided not to support this route: It was extremely disappointing but. I continued to do my job. Since then, I have been excluded from the development in my faculty: There is more but I cannot write it here as I am concerned about identification. I have tried to address this informally through a meeting with HR and the head with my union present but it is not being taken seriously. If I was in a position to leave I would do so rather than enter into what at this stage looks like the possibility of starting the Grievance Procedure. I understand that a grievance against the school/head is not always looked at favourable even if the evidence is clear. In my job hunt even academies require QTS and other possible post would lead to at least an £8000 per year pay decrease. I would really appreciate any support regarding understanding the 2010 Equalities Act or even support from secondary schools re the assessment only training. HELP please!