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Achievement Of Children From Ethnic Minority Backgrounds

EDM number 2509 in 2010-12, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 05/12/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Children and families, Education and Ethnic groups.

That this House welcomes the joint venture between Wolverhampton University and Walsall Schools to promote the best educational practice that supports the attainment of children from ethnic minority backgrounds and children with English as an additional language; further welcomes the summit held on 1 December 2011 which offered educators and researchers the opportunity to listen, discuss and plan for future action in this area; recognises the importance of innovation and collaboration in practices and technologies for motivation, assessment and monitoring of schoolchildren at such an important time in their lives; notes that according to the National Literacy Trust there are more than 200 languages spoken in the homes of children attending schools in England; further recognises the valuable contribution of cultural diversity to education; acknowledges the hard work and commitment of educators and researchers working to support all children to fulfil their potential; and calls on the Government to support partnership and forward thinking in improving children's life chances.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

Valerie Vaz05/12/2011Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley05/12/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins06/12/2011Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock06/12/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Paul Flynn06/12/2011Newport WestLabourSeconded
Elfyn Llwyd08/12/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn08/12/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Michael Crockart08/12/2011Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne08/12/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
Alan Meale08/12/2011MansfieldLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/12/2011GowerLabourSigned
John McDonnell08/12/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas12/12/2011Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Hywel Francis12/12/2011AberavonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd13/12/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell14/12/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Andrew George15/12/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery15/12/2011WansbeckLabourSigned
John Hemming20/12/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Yasmin Qureshi20/12/2011Bolton South EastLabourSigned
John Leech10/01/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned

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