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Dec 7, 2007

London Schools and the Black Child Education Conference

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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