Who We Are

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.

Our Objectives

  • Provide a space for children and young people to develop academic and cultural excellence.

  • Effectively advocate on behalf of parents and students with regards to their education rights.

  • Develop teacher competency in culturally relevant pedagogy.

  • 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.

  • Provide parents with information, advice and guidance on education legislation, research, school policies, guidelines and practices.

Directors

Ade Banjoko

Ade Banjoko is a founding member and current chair of PARC. Outside of his work with PARC, Ade and has previously worked in the legal field (education and immigration).
Ade is an equalities consultant and school governor. He has sat on many panels discussing issues of
education. Ade is jointly responsible for developing the organisation’s vision and strategy.

Louise Brown

Louise Brown is a director and founding member of PARC. She currently leads the West London Black Teachers Hub, 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.