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1 Supporting Black pupils and parents EMPOWERING BLACK PARENTS Dr Lorna Cork

2 Supporting Black pupils and parents 3 Es for Empowerment EXPERTEARLYEFFECTIVE

3 Supporting Black pupils and parents Why empowerment for especially Black Parents: GENERAL Lower attainment: especially boys 5A* to C 5A* to C including English and Maths Higher exclusion rates: especially boys

4 Supporting Black pupils and parents Why empowerment for especially Black Parents Where a white person can go and get a job, you’ve got to have three times the amount of qualifications for you to even get to that position. That’s why you’ve got to push your child that much harder.

5 Supporting Black pupils and parents BECOMING AN EXPERT: Your Child’s School PeoplePeople PerformancePerformance Policies/Policies/ procedures procedures

6 Supporting Black pupils and parents BECOMING AN EXPERT: FINDING INFO ProspectusProspectus NewsletterNewsletter School websiteSchool website PTAPTA Performance tables (DCSF website) Ofsted Local Authority (LA) LEGAL reqirements, esp: Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000

7 Supporting Black pupils and parents BECOMING AN EXPERT: SOME USEFUL CONTACTS Department for Children Schools & Families(DCSF) for Children Schools & Families(DCSF) Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and SkillsOffice for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (OFSTED) (OFSTED) Connexions Direct (For advice on learning and qualifications from 13 to 19) Connexions Direct (For advice on learning and qualifications from 13 to 19) EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) helpline or local connexionsEMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) helpline or local connexions UCAS Parents Guide: (helping students into higher education)UCAS Parents Guide: (helping students into higher education)www.UCAS.com.parents

8 Supporting Black pupils and parents EARLY Early preparationEarly preparation Early WarningEarly Warning Environment for LearningEnvironment for Learning

9 Supporting Black pupils and parents EFFECTIVE LINKS FOR LEARNING SCHOOLPARENTSCOMMUNITY

10 Supporting Black pupils and parents PARTNERSHIPS: TOGETHER WE ACHIEVE “Parents, carers, the community, teachers, school and the pupils themselves share a common responsibility that may be supported by partnership and improved communications” NUT Born to Be Great: A charter on Promoting the Achievement of Black Caribbean Boys

11 Supporting Black pupils and parents PREVENTATIVE: EXCLUSIONS Preventative: Be in a position to make an early response to any concerns before they become major and the problem has escalated, perhaps to the point of exclusions”

12 Supporting Black pupils and parents EXCLUSIONS: EMPOWERMENT THROUGH INFORMATION KEY DCSF DOCUMENT  Improving Behaviour and Attendance: Guidance on Exclusions from Schools and Pupil Referral Units (DCSF) - V. imp. document, explaining the law

13 Supporting Black pupils and parents Together we Achieve Schools may be ignoring their most powerful resource by not harnessing the fierce dedication to education shown by Black Parents and community orgs. and community orgs.  Supporting Black Pupils and Parents Lorna Cork (Routledge: 2005) Lorna Cork (Routledge: 2005)


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