Haringey has the biggest gap in the country at GCSE between higher achieving White British students and lower achieving BAME groups, especially Black Caribbean students. Closing the achievement gap for our BAME students is a top priority for HEP.
Hear from students at Risley Avenue Primary School and Park View secondary school on their experiences and why this matters to them.
We are asking all our schools to sign up to the Black Caribbean and BAME Achievement Pledge. We want our schools to display the pledge proudly in school and make a reality of the 8 commitments.
The Black Caribbean and BAME Achievement Steering Group have produced a strategy to explain and guide all of our work
You can access further free resources created by BAMEed here.
Leading researcher, Dr Feyisa Demie has compiled the following list of research publications on BAME achievement:
Dr Demie has also recently published the following article on the educational attainment of East European pupils in primary schools in England:
Boys on Track: Improving support for Black Caribbean and Free School Meal-Eligible White Boys in London
Drivers and Challenges in Raising the Achievement of Pupils from Bangladeshi, Somali and Turkish Backgrounds
We are reading the following:
- Reni Eddo-Lodge: Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People About Race
- Akala: Natives, Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
- David Olusoga: Black and British, A Forgotten History
- Afua Hirsch: BRIT(ish), On Race, Identity and Belonging
- Yomi Adegoki & Elizabeth Uviebinene: Slay in Your Lane