Bill Bolloten is a nationally recognised practitioner in the education and integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children, young people and other international migrants.  Bill has extensive experience of providing training and professional development support to schools, children’s services, NGOs, youth work settings and the voluntary sector.  He is the co-ordinator of refed, a national professional development network on refugee education.   Bill is currently providing training and consultancy support to schools on the Equality Act 2010.  His international experience includes a field visit to Angola to evaluate a Comic Relief funded project, train local NGO staff, and write field reports with analysis and recommendations.

Bill has extensive teaching experience at primary, middle and secondary school levels; at higher education levels his experience includes work with the Institute of Education and Goldsmiths College (University of London) as a visiting tutor, where he is in engaged in lecturing and the delivery of workshops and seminars. Bill is a member of the Institute of Equality and Diversity Practitioners and a member of Anglo-Somali Society.


  • Equality and community cohesion
  • Refugees and forced migration
  • Training and professional development
  • Project design and management, Project evaluation
  • Writing guidance and curriculum resources
  • Writing website content

Bill Bolloten’s most recent projects include

  • Working as an ethnic minority achievement consultant with Brent EMTAS
  • Training for governing bodies and senior leaders on the Equality Act 2010
  • Providing training and project support to the Employability Forum’s Refugees into Schools project

Publications include

Employing refugees in schools: A guide for education employers Equality and Human Rights Commission/Refugee Council (2010)

Refugees into Schools: Interim Evaluation Report, Employability Forum (2010)

‘Why me?’ Bedwetting in children and young people, ERIC – Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence (2009)

Positive Press: Working with the media to challenge discrimination, Save the Children (2008)

SHARED Futures: Supporting the integration of refugee children and young people in school, Salusbury WORLD/Comic Relief (2008)

Raising standards for all, Southwark Children’s Services (2007)

Websites include

The Integration of Refugees: Positive Practice for Health Professionals, Home Office/Department of Health (2009)
Multiverse: Refugees and asylum seekers ITE Sessions London Metropolitan University, supported by the Teachers’ Development Agency (2009)
The integration of refugee children: good practice in educational settings, Home Office/DfES (2005)
Pathways to Learning for New Arrivals, Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (2004)