Ashoka Changemaker Schools
In early 2016 we were delighted that in recognition of our commitment to a values-led education where peace sits at the heart of a global learning community, our application to become an Ashoka Changemaker school was accepted. One of a limited number of schools in the UK, this status allows Sidcot to link to other innovative and inspiring educators. We are proud to be part of the international Ashoka Changemaker community.
Ashoka envisions everyone as a Changemaker: a world that responds quickly and effectively to social challenges, and where each individual has the freedom, confidence and societal support to address any social problem and drive change. Sidcot as an Ashoka Changemaker school holds a strong intention about enabling Changemakers; students with the skills and confidence to lead on changing the things that matter to them. Social justice and environmental sustainability are two recurring global themes that arise in leading change and both are issues against which we can explore peace, looking closely at the root causes of conflict, inequality, resource depletion, greed and intolerance.