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OUR MANIFESTO

Listen to our manifesto, read by Laidlaw Foundation CEO, Susanna V. Kempe:

It starts with a belief in the power of education
To reduce poverty
And inequality:
To transform lives.

 

It is grounded in the incontrovertible truth that every child deserves to
dream
And every pupil has the right to soar over the same high bar,
So we provide ladders and guide ropes and safety nets;
We fill heads and hearts and hands,
Using imagination and determination to realise the future, not repeat the
past
Neither romanticising nor vilifying
But looking for and at hard truths,
Analysing evidence and outcomes, because expertise is to be valued and impact is key.

 

It is about innovation and change, with reason, and at pace
Which rebuffs the constraints of bureaucracy and flies in the face of
naysayers,
Not packaging up articulate excuses for under-achieving
But insisting on the possible, with grit and courage;
Seeking ideas from every culture and quarter
Because no one has all the answers
And we are smarter when we look out not in,
When we question and when we share.

 

It embraces falling down,
because it is a great way to discover better means of jumping up,
faster and higher
To reach for the skies.

 

It ends with a new generation of truly diverse leaders
Eager to solve the world’s most intractable problems
Fluent in a new alphabet of ethical leadership:
Ambitious, Brave, Curious, Determined, Extraordinary, Fast and Good
Who will not tolerate any form of bias or discrimination
Relentlessly breaking through glass ceilings
And systematically, proactively, pulling others up behind them
To realise their dreams.

 

The Laidlaw Foundation exists because inspirational education changes lives.

"My passion for my #research originated from feeling unseen. Not invisible, [...] but rather from being visible and simply having people choose not to hear or see the plight of me and others like me."

Discover @jaala_a's story: https://laidlawscholars.network/posts/scholar-spotlight-jaala-alston @fguridy @columbia_econ

As well as the Silver National Teaching Award for the school, Deputy Head Teacher at @sccachieve, Mr Hutton received a special commendation for Digital Innovation of the year for his work on Digital Strategy!

Congratulations Mr Hutton!

We are delighted to announced that @sccachieve is one of three secondary schools in the country to achieve a Silver National Teaching Award!
Yesterday @JamiePeacock10 presented the award to our outgoing and incoming Student Leadership Teams.

Happy birthday to #computerscience pioneer, #AlanTuring.

Today, we celebrate his extraordinary achievements that went unacknowledged due to his homosexuality. As well as the release of the new £50 note featuring Turing - another small step towards equality for all. #TheNew50

Regardless of how many books you read about #leadership, nothing will substitute real-world experience.

That is why our #LaidlawScholars take part in a Leadership-in-Action project in which they put into practice what they've learnt about purpose, strategy, teamwork & more.

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