Parents Action and Resource Centre formed in February 2016. Our mission is to address the inequalities that currently exist in the education system and help create an inclusive education system for all.
Enable parents to combine their efforts and resources so that they can influence policy and decision making in relation to the education of Black children and young people.
Provide the space for parents to network so that they can share best practice in education and be a source of support for each other.
Effectively advocate on behalf of parents and students with regards to their education rights.
Provide parents with information, advice and guidance on education legislation, research, school policies, guidelines and practices.
Engage and network with progressive movements, locally, nationally and internationally.
Build and strengthen the capacity and leadership of parents and youth at all levels of the organisation.
Over the past year, we have organised a number of events to raise awareness of some of the key issues faced by Black children and youth
Mar 2017 Unlocking the potential of Black youth Central London
Mar 2017 Changing the narrative – African identity through the media lens West London
Nov 2016 Tackling the BME attainment gap Central London
We have also responded to a number of consultations concerning education.
Ade Banjoko, Director
Ade Banjoko is a founding member and current chair of PARC. Outside of his work with PARC, Ade works full-time for a university union and has previously worked in the legal field (education and immigration). He is jointly responsible for developing the organisation’s vision and strategy.
Louise Brown, Director
Louise Brown is a director and founding member of PARC. She currently leads the West London Black Teachers Hub, the teacher arm of PARC, based in Northolt. Louise is a full-time class teacher and has previously led and worked with a number of community organisations focused on addressing gender and race inequalities. Louise is jointly responsible for developing the organisation’s vision and strategy