of education specialists, finance
specialists and resources to support the
African & Caribbean community.
Whether you need advice improving
your child's grades, preparing them for
university, preventing an exclusion,
nurturing their entrepreneurial side,
finding a Saturday School or teaching
the entire family Black History, we are
here for you. But there's more.
We realise that it's hard to find the time
to focus on these things when bills and
job demands are the priority. So, we are
now providing multiple levels of financial
support from Improving financial literacy
to intergenerational wealth management.
Our Origin Story
In 1971 Bernard Coard released the landmark book “How The West Indian Child Is Made Educationally Subnormal In The British School System.” Almost 50 years on and educators still do not want to go anywhere near the subject of race when attempting to improve the attainment of African & Caribbean students. Instead, ‘experts’ focus on the impact of improving attendance for ‘disadvantaged groups’, improving parental contact or raising the profile of the school’s ‘student voice’.
Raising Black Achievement is a collective of seasoned educational practitioners who are acutely aware of the effects of institutionalised racism in society as a whole and tailor their delivery to minimise it’s impact.
formidable agents of change in school settings.
Naturally, every practitioner is qualified and able to teach 1-2-1, to small groups or deliver presentations to entire year groups. Our collective have impressive track records working with students of African descent and we are happy to provide support in either area.
Frustrated at the lack of Black student achievement outside of his classroom, Neil Mayers wrote the now classic book Gifted At Primary, Failing By Secondary to support African & Caribbean parents with their children in schools. The book highlighted the need for a focus on Black students’ cultural esteem as a precursor for academic and personal growth in students of all abilities.
This led to the necessity for a wider range of educational resources to deliver the desired ‘growth’ in character and attainment. Growth in the demand for relevant and effective interventions for Black students and their families has led to the establishment of a ‘hub’ of education professionals who deliver our unique brand of holistic support.
Because ‘better life choices’ are commonly taken with the ‘luxury’ of time and/or money, it was a natural progression to support African & Caribbean households with the financial education required to support their entire family.