Parents as partners online event

A colloborative approach to a shared journey

Parents as Partners highlights the importance of Hackney schools, Hackney Education and parents and carers working together.

We had an online conference and all parents and carers in Hackney were welcome to attend, particularly those from the black community, parents of young black men, and other ethnic communities who may have felt the impact of this past year the hardest.

We were keen to hear your thoughts after a 'Year Like No Other' as cited in a recent IMF report about the impact of COVID and how we can rebuild a better future.

There were a range of workshops available and you can access the presentation slides (PDF)

Conference speeches

Cllr Bramble, Deputy Mayor

Annie Gammon, Former Director of Education

Airmail to a Dictionary

On the night of the Parents as Partners conference we wanted to share the work of the Young Black Men Project in Hackney. Importantly we wanted to highlight the multi generational contributions that celebrate cultural strengths and their positive impact on our Borough and the UK.

Please watch the video made for the event which is a performance of Lemn Sissay's powerful poem: Airmail to a Dictionary. We would like to thank all of the men and young people who contributed to the making of this video that celebrates the Young Black Men Project.

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