Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA): Establishing a strategic leadership group and using CPD to raise the attainment of black children

  • Date: Oct 2008
  • Programme: Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA)
  • Subject area: Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Focus: Establishing a strategic leadership group and using CPD to raise the attainment of black children
  • Number in series: 6
  • Phase: Primary, Secondary
  • Key stage: Key Stages 2 and 3
  • Ref: 00758-2008DWO-EN-06
  • % of free school meals: High

Background

This school is a larger than average urban three-form entry middle school on the outskirts of London with over 350 children on roll. Almost all the children are from minority ethnic groups, the highest proportion being of Indian or black African heritage. The majority of children speak a language other than English at home and some enter the school speaking little or no English. The proportion of children entitled to free school meals is high. Attainment is very high.

Data analysis by the senior leadership team (SLT) had identified under-performance by black African boys and black Caribbean children. Raising the attainment of Black African boys was set as a school priority.

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  • Ethnic Minority Achievement (EMA): Establishing a strategic leadership group and using CPD to raise the attainment of black children