And here is a summary of your priorities:
SELMAS Social justice conference October 2014
You three priorities for better social justice in schools:
|Values and learning priorities
Establish Common values.
|Achievement for all priorities
Encouraging high expectations.
Greater opportunities for all.
|Encouraging connections priorities
Partnerships across agencies.
|Democracy and power priorities
Challenge status quo.
Encourage disadvantaged voices in decision making.
And a summary of your 3 priorities for better social justice in Scotland
|Professional responsibility priorities
Take our professional responsibility to challenge structures which maintain and reproduce inequality seriously
Challenge the status quo & question political agendas
Working with partners
Develop positive aspirations and mindsets
|Democracy and equality priorities
More devolution of power
More power to communities
Reform Welfare system – funding to tackle deprivation
UNIRC (rights of the child) embedded in legislation
Ensure political commitment and agreed common plan for achieving greater equality
Establish “citizens’ income” or living wage
Introduce child poverty tax
More focus on EY
Improve quality of EY experience for all
Extend school starting age
GIRFEC is vital
Remove competitive statistical comparisons between schools
Eradicate discrimination of “less good” school
Reduce school segregation faith/private schools
Use of social media to educate
Adverts on TV to promote social justice
Devlop neighbourhood vocational classes/ certificates/apprenticeships
Reinforce family values
Enforce a better work ethic
Encourage less fear around failure and small accidents
Challenge H&S dictats