It takes a village to raise a child

We have recently updated the UK achievement gap table with the 2012-13 GCSEs results. The table shows an average of points on GCSEs passes (A-C) and is classed by ethnicity and is usually produced by the Department of Education on a yearly basis.

While not everyone is keen on these averages, it exists and so we as parents of black UK pupils (PBUP) want to know about it and do something about it. That was one of the main reasons why PBUP was set up in the first place.

With a mission to help close that gap permanently, we are pleased to see that for 2012-13, there was a significant improvement on the Black UK pupil’s column. Even though on average our pupils have the lowest points, we made the largest increase year on year. So parents we are indeed doing something about it and we will ALL together continue to do so.

http://www.parentsofblackukpupils.co.uk/docs/Academics_Achievement_Gap_By_Ethnicity_UK.pdf

We at PBUP know that many of our children are doing fantastically well in schools, but as a community we are aware that there are also many not doing that great. As our forefathers would always say “It takes a village to raise a child.” Therefore as a community, we will help raise each other’s kids by at least sharing worthwhile information and inspiring each other. It’s not only about MY child, but it’s about OUR children. Let’s continue to participate, let’s continue to share vital information. If you come across any vital information worth sharing, please send to us and we can share to parents. The more we share, the better informed we are, the better informed we are, the better informed our children will be, the better informed our children are, wow! wow! the sky and beyond will be their limits.

Thank you so much for your continued support of Parents of Black UK Pupils.

Phinnah Chichi Ikeji

Founder: Parents of Black UK Pupils
www.parentsofblackukpupils.co.uk
www.phinnahikeji.com

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