No Learner Left Behind Black Caribbean achievement project

22 Jun 2021


To improve the collective understanding of the reasons for the under-achievement of our pupils from Black Caribbean backgrounds and work collaboratively to bring about positive change and enable Black Caribbean pupils to achieve their potential.


A year-long facilitated programme that provides a cross-phase group of early years settings and schools with support to review and improve their whole school approach to the education of Black Caribbean pupils. Participants will have access to high quality, thought-provoking training and input from professionals, parents, pupils and community organisations in order to really understand the root cause of this low achievement and work collaboratively to identify and introduce improved ways of working in school.

This programme was developed as a pilot that started in September 2019 and the number of Black Caribbean pupils attending the early years settings and schools who took part ranged from 1 pupil to 60+ pupils. The settings with small numbers of pupils still found the project incredibly useful as the knowledge they learnt and the approach taken was also applicble to other under-achieving groups of pupils.

Time commitment

Senior leader

  • Attend 3 face-to-face events
  • 4 online network meeting
  • A 3 part Black history course online
  • Lead development and implementation of an action plan back in school.


Attend 3 face-to-face events during the year.

All school staff

Complete 2 online courses about disproportionality and cultural competence and Black History and the curriculum.

Key staff to be involved

Senior leader to be nominated as Black Caribbean achievement champion to lead on the project. School governor to be nominated as Black Caribbean achievement governor.

Further information

To find out more about the project and the benefits for your school, please contact either Sarah Thompson or Samira John-Bailey by Friday 9 July.

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Last updated: 22 Jun 2021