Description/achievement of initiative
Education for Social Responsibility (ESR) is a values-driven framework for school development in the taught curriculum, co-curriculuar activity and resource management. Member schools will embrace the 6 elements of ESR: Well-being, Rights, Responsibilities, Intelligent Behaviours, Knowledge and Opportunities. As a result students will become more effective and compassionate individuals, prepared for the challenges of leadership and responsibility beyond their time at school. The ESR framework underpins school development, leading towards more interdependent and sustainable communities.
ESR framework guidelines, representing the voice of member schools, will be written and distributed. Guidance on how to deliver ESR development workshops written and offered as part of IAPS training and development programme. A Series of regional training programmes will be developed and offered through IAPS districts, subject leaders, clusters or individual schools to introduce guidelines and framework. Annual IAPS conference will make explicit that ESR is embedded in member schools through conference seminars and other recurrent themes that will outline good practice, case studies and experiences from schools. ESR conferences & In-Service Training will be established.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
The ESR conferences will bring together practitioners, specialists and organisations to share experiences with IAPS members and others to promote debate and discussion around the 6 elements of ESR APS training and development programmes enable IAPS member staff to gain knowledge, experience and a toolkit for developing ESR within their schools APS district structure will enable regional discussion and training opportunities. Case studies from each region will be developed and shared across association. Social media networks will allow sharing of IAPS schools experiences and encourage debate across UK education sector
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
An ESR working group has been established by IAPS to coordinate introduction and support of ESR in member schools. The working group is lead by the subject advisor for ESR and comprises staff of IAPS schools who can be Heads, subject leaders or coordinators or other interested parties. The working group works closely with IAPS CEO and Education Director and reports directly to the Education Committee and from there into the activity of the Strategy Committee. The IAPS committee structure enables reporting through to the IAPS Council which establishes overall direction for the Association
The Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) member schools - head teachers, Bursars, Governors, parents; associated Independent Schools Council associations (HMC, GSA, SoH, GDST, BSA, ISA)