Local parents joined Parents Action and Resource Centre (PARC) and Ealing Local Authority on Saturday 24th January to kickstart the 2020 PARC Coffee Saturday programme. Ealing Learner Partnership, Schools Partnership Lead, Sarah Thompson shared information about the recently launched No Learner Left Behind (NLLB) project which aims to address the attainment gap in Ealing boroughs: 54 percent of Black Caribbean pupils achieved a standard GCSE pass in English and Maths in 2019 compared to 72 percent of all Ealing pupils.  (Ealing Learning Partnership). Sixteen schools out of a total of over 100 are currently participating in the project.

Parents took the opportunity to ask questions on monitoring and measuring the impact of the  project as well as the longevity of the project.

Director of PARC, Ade Banjoko commented on the public meeting, “It’s important that the community has the opportunity to hear about what schools are doing to address these disappointing statistics and have their views taken into account.”

For more information on the Ealing Learning Partnership No Learner Left Behind Project, contact Sarah Thompson, School Partnerships Lead at sthompson@ealing.gov.uk. Tel: 020 8825 7372.

For more information on upcoming PARC Listening Hubs, see the News and Events page or contact PARC at info@parentsactionresource.org.uk.

Parents Action and Resource Centre (PARC) is an independent community organisation based at Northolt Village Community Centre, Ealing Road, Northolt UB5 6AD. It aims to address inequalities in education by supporting parents and empowering communities. It carries out a number of different activities including: regular ‘listening hubs’ for parents and educators to network and share best practice; exclusions advocacy training and clinic; inclusive curriculum development support and education advice. Email: info@parentsactionresource.org.uk. Tel:07393 426227.