A North London primary school is funding additional weekend classes for children from black and black-descent families – and white students are being left out, outraged parents claim
- Saturday School caters to Afro-Caribbean children
my parents called north London Schools claim that white students are excluded from extra literacy classes on weekends.
At an elementary school in Haringay, the school funded Saturday school for Afro-Caribbean children to “promote literacy progress while developing children’s knowledge of black history and culture.” He was reportedly told by his parents that he was planning to.
However, people of other ethnic backgrounds were reportedly not offered further educational assistance, despite their parents insisting that white, working-class boys lagged behind the most. .
Schools in the Haringay and Enfield areas can enroll their students in Near Academy classes, established by the non-profit Haringay Education Partnership (HEP).
It aims to support the learning of children in grades 4 through 7 and hopes to “provide students with opportunities to learn about black history from a broader perspective than is offered in mainstream education.” increase.
Parents criticized North London school plans, claiming white students were excluded from extra literacy classes on weekends (file photo of primary school class)
One parent (pictured) at Coldfall Elementary School in Meuswell Hill said children “regardless of skin color” should receive more help.
Students will also be “exposed to a range of Black fiction and non-fiction authors, with a particular focus on the Black experience,” in order to “show expressions of diverse cultures and communities.”
A single parent with a child at Coldfall Elementary School in Meuswell Hill told The Telegraph After seeing the school advertise that all children “regardless of skin color” should receive extra help.
She said, “It’s obvious to anyone with access to the internet that it’s the white boys who have the worst academic performance and are being left behind, and this continues today, so why black and black children? Do they have to get special help with reading and writing?” For many years?
“Here’s an idea: Why not use these resources to help children in need, regardless of skin color?”
A report produced by the School Board in 2021 found that white working-class students were disappointed, and white students in the UK eligible for free school meals outnumbered those of other ethnic groups. They were shown to consistently perform worse than their peers.
Statistics from the Ministry of Education show that 18% of white students in the UK taking free meals made it to fifth grade in English and math, compared to 23% of the average student taking free meals.
Furthermore, in 2019, only 16% of white British students with free meals were able to attend college through free meals, compared to black African students with free meals. , 59 percent of Bangladeshi students and 32 percent of black students received free meals. Caribbean students providing free meals.
A report prepared by the school board found that white, working-class students performed poorly compared to students from other ethnic groups (file photo of elementary school students in classroom)
Odetta Brooks, director of Leap and Bounds Educational Services, which works with Near Academy, said Near Academy runs “numerous programs for all underperforming children.” Told.
He added that organizations “recognize that different groups of children have different needs” and gave examples of how LGBTQ students are working on ways to make them feel more noticed. .
Haringay Council Chief of Staff Zena Brabazon, Minister for Children, Schools and Families, told the Times:
“Our school and local government here in Haringey are absolutely determined to come together and do something about these statistics. We make every effort to ensure that young people and young people have the best possible education.”
She added, “The council has a number of targeted programs to help young people improve academically, including near academies.” We are happy to hear feedback from the community and consider how we can improve the project and meet the needs of all children and young people. ”
Coldfall Elementary School, the Department of Education, HEP and Haringay Council have been contacted for a statement.
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