London Schools and the Black Child is the major education conference concerned with closing the achievement gap in London for African-Caribbean heritage children. The 2007 conference will reflect on the major achievements so far and identify strategies to address the challenges that remain.

Date: Saturday 8 December 2007
Time: 9am to 5.30pm
Location: The Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre and Central Hall Westminster

How to get there:
Underground: Westminster (Jubilee) or St James???s Park (Circle and District lines).
National Rail: Victoria station is within 10 minutes??? walk.
Buses: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 87, 88, 148, 159, 211, 453

Get your free ticket:
Register: Download form from the website
Email: lsbc2007@hotmail.co.uk
Fax: 020 7219 4964
Tel: 020 7219 4426

Confirmed speakers include:

–Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London
–Lord Andrew Adonis, Minister for Schools and Learners- Department for Children, Schools and Families
–Diane Abbott MP
–Kwame Kwei Armah, Actor and playwright
–Mica Paris, BBC TV presenter

The programme includes a number of workshops on a range of key issues and an opportunity for delegates to get specialist guidance at a conference advice surgery from educational experts.

Workshop themes are expected to include:

–National Strategies: Improving Outcomes for Black Children – sponsored by DCFS
Reach: Raising the aspirations and attainment of black boys and young black men
– sponsored by CLG

–Listening To Our Young People: Engaging, Supporting and Empowering
Born To Be Great: A Charter on Promoting the Achievements of Black Boys
– sponsored by NUT

–Pupil Exclusions
–Supporting Parents, Serving Young People
–The London Youth Offer
–Developing teachers’ expertise in race equality
– sponsored by GTC

–Mentoring and Life Skills
–Informing parents – Assessing the Impact of the Race Relations Amendment Act on Schools
–Creative Writing for Young People
–Protecting our children – road safety of black children on London’s roads
– sponsored by TfL

–Supporting Black Fathers, Creating Role Models
–Book launch: The Way We See It – A Formula for Reducing Exclusion and Raising Achievement

For general conference enquiries, please contact 020 7219 4426

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