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We would like to thank the following organisations and individuals who have helped with research for this project:

  • Diane Abbott, MP
  • Bolton EMAS
  • Bournemouth EMTAS
  • Bracknell Forest Education Centre
  • Education Bradford
  • Buckinghamshire Community Services
  • Croydon EMA
  • Daycare Trust
  • Department for Children, Schools and Families, Ethnic Minority Achievment Unit
  • Dudley EMAS
  • Ealing Children and Young People’s Services
  • Essex Schools InfoLink
  • Hackney Learning Trust
  • London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham EMTAS
  • Hampshire EMA Service
  • Haringey EMA Team
  • Hertfordshire County Council
  • Hounslow Language Service
  • Alison Jones, The Stepladder Foundation
  • Director for Schools, Quality and Standards, Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
  • Leicester Complementary Schools Trust
  • Liverpool City Council, EMTAS
  • Gill Loughran and Jan Fry, Parentline Plus
  • Luton Borough Council, Family Support Service
  • Manchester Education Department
  • Doug Masterson, EMA Online
  • London Borough of Merton Department of Children, Schools and Families
  • Milton Keynes Department of Children and Young People Services
  • Muslim Education Forum
  • Newcastle EMTAS
  • Norfolk TES
  • Peter Okoye, Camden Black Parents and Teachers Association
  • Portsmouth EMAS
  • Redbridge EMAS
  • Maria Semak, Nottingham AMBER (Adult Minorities Breaking Educational Restrictions) project
  • Somerset Family Learning
  • Southampton City Council, Inclusion Support Service
  • Southampton EMAS
  • Southwark TES
  • Staffordshire EMAS
  • Swindon Borough Council Children Services
  • Tower Hamlets EMAS
  • Wakefield Equality and Diversity Service, Family Services
  • Wiltshire Department for Children & Education
  • All the parents and teachers who took part in our online survey
  • All the schools that have given us permission to cite their examples of ‘good practice’.
  • The teachers and pupils at St Saviours’ CE PrimarySchool, Walthamstow and Holy Family Technology College, Walthamstow whose photographs are included in this report

This project was made possible with the generous support of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and ITV. The Runnymede Trust would like to express its thanks to these funders for their commitment to its education programme.

The Runnymede Trust is an independent policy research organisation focusing on equality and justice through the promotion of a successful multi-ethnic society. Founded as a Charitable Educational Trust, Runnymede has a long track record in policy research, working in close collaboration with eminent thinkers and policymakers in the public, private and voluntary sectors. We believe that the way ahead lies in building effective partnerships and we are continually developing these with the voluntary sector, the government, local authorities and companies in the UK and Europe. We stimulate debate and suggest forward-looking strategies in areas of public policy such as education, the criminal justice system, employment and citizenship.

Since 1968, the date of Runnymede’s foundation, we have worked to establish and maintain a positive image of what it means to live affirmatively within a society that is both multi-ethnic and culturally diverse. Runnymede continues to speak with a thoughtful and independent public voice on these issues today.