School Accreditation Scheme
Our ‘Champions for Change’ accreditation scheme provides, an exciting opportunity for schools to celebrate their anti-sectarianism work and have best practice recognised.
It was launched at Stonelaw High School in Rutherglen in October 2011 and this short film was made to mark the occasion:
‘Champions for Change’ provides a framework for developing work in schools and support for staff, pupils and parents in their efforts to create a more tolerant Scotland.
Accreditation is assessed across eight areas which seek to promote a holistic approach to tackling sectarianism across a school community –
- An ethos where rights are respected and a culture of responsible citizenship is given high priority.
- Young people who show confidence, commitment and responsibility in developing the skills required to appropriately challenge sectarianism.
- Evidence of an active inter-denominational partnership in challenging sectarianism involving staff, pupils and parents across the local community.
- A leadership team who are fully committed to developing a school community free from sectarianism through policy, staff training and curriculum.
- Evidence of an on-going commitment to embedding anti sectarian education across the curriculum.
- Evidence of working in partnership with anti-sectarian organisations, such as Nil By Mouth.
- Young people who are actively involved in addressing sectarianism and promoting equalities in the local community.
- Specific procedures which are actively promoted throughout the school community in recording and dealing with incidents of a sectarian nature.
We will assist any school looking to take part by:
- Supporting their anti-sectarianism work
- providing workshops free of charge
- evaluating work throughout the school year
- providing awards and certificates to schools who achieve either ‘Level 1’ or ‘Level 2’ Champions for Change status
To find out how your school can take part please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0141 418 7194
Download our flyer here
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