Sir Keith Ajegbo is an Education consultant and an adviser on Leadership Development. He was the lead writer in a report on citizenship and diversity, written for the DSCF. He speaks on community cohesion as applied to schools. He currently holds a number of positions as Bridge Academy Governor, Educational Committee Chair and Stephen Lawrence Trust vice Chair, as well as Citizenship Foundation Trustee and School Linking Network (SLN) chair in which he only recently stepped down as their chairman and he is now their patron.
He headed Deptford Green School, in North Lewisham, South East London, for two decades, and retired in 2006. Under his leadership, Deptford was rated as a neighbourhood school with high academic performance. He was also key player in Citizenship Education, and was recognized nationally for it.
He had very humble beginnings, born to a Nigerian Father and a white mother. He had to face a lot of racism as his father, who had come to study law had to go back to his village, as they had financed him, and his wife couldn’t join him. He was therefore raised by a single white mother with a black child, something unheard of then. That however, has not stopped him from being successful by all standards.