27 September 2018
Parents coming together to campaign on issues of educational inequality
Parent Power is a parental engagement project run by King’s College London’s Widening Participation Department in partnership with community organising charity Citizens UK.
Since July 2017, the project has engaged over 200 underrepresented parents, recruiting 35 as local parent power leaders. They meet once a month to campaign on issues of educational inequality, such as the unaffordability of summer schools or private tutoring, or the inaccessibility of university open days.
They have already won bespoke open days to the universities of Oxford, Cambridge and Leicester, received training on tutoring, student finance and university access, featured on BBC news and in The Times, won bursary places at private summer schools and met with organisations to demand better local educational provision for their children