Memorandum from Birmingham Partnership for Change (EB04)
Birmingham Partnership for Change is a strategic organisation. Through partnerships the organisation seeks to a) provide strategies in education and employment in response to the particular needs of the African Caribbean community in Birmingham; b) develop shared agendas for change and development between the African Caribbean community and public and private sector institutions in pursuance of our mission; and change policy and practice in the education and employment of African Caribbean people in Birmingham.
The following represent some major achievements in education. However, a number of challenging issues still face the African Caribbean community in Birmingham:
Commissioning of research: The Personal and Academic Development of Vulnerable African Caribbean Pupils (Year 11).
Launch of Raising Expectations and Achievement in Literacy for children from African Caribbean Backgrounds (REAL)February 2002 (Years 5/6).
Training of African Caribbean Supplementary schoolsApril/May 2001.
Facilitated the development of African Caribbean supplementary schools networkCapacity building of supplementary schools including work with the Supplementary Schools Support ServiceDepartment for Education and Employment Pilot Project.
Meeting with Department for Education and Skills with Black Boys CanApril 2002.
Working with African Caribbean parents to improve their capacity to support their children.
Graduate Professional Programme.
Increased the number of African Caribbean governors in schools.
Membership of LEA's Governors Recruitment Strategy Group.
Monitoring/evaluation of provision of education to African Caribbean children.African Caribbean Achievement Group.
The Personal and Academic Development of Vulnerable African and Caribbean Pupils (PAD).
Organised a Conference on the Raising Standards: The Education of African and Caribbean Pupils.
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