Lewisham children's services

MQT on 2007-11-14
Session date: 
November 14, 2007
Question By: 
Len Duvall OBE
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor


In light of the Mayor's long advocacy of action to address the educational under achievement of black African Caribbean pupils, is he aware of the outcome of the recent Joint Area Review of children's services in the London Borough of Lewisham and does he have plans to promote the work of Lewisham schools, Lewisham Council and voluntary organisations as successfully raising the achievement of black African Caribbean pupils in Lewisham schools?


Answer for Lewisham children's services

Answer for Lewisham children's services

Answered By: 
The Mayor

I applaud the work of the London Borough of Lewisham, its schools and voluntary organisations in raising the educational attainment of African-Caribbean pupils. My London Schools and the Black Child conference on 8 December 2007 will again bring together a range of concerned parents, teachers and policy-makers in setting the agenda for improving the educational outcomes for African-Caribbean children in London. The conference will again highlight good practice undertaken by local schools and community organisations through the supplementary school movement, as well as celebrating the many achievements of the initiative.