Jupiter has at its heart the promotion of well-being, the rights, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and opportunities that will enable the young people in our care to be valuable and productive members of society. The world is changing rapidly and the 21st century presents all of us, and especially the rising generations, with an array of amazing opportunities, but also complex ecological, social and economic challenges. We have a duty to prepare them for the world that they will meet.
Education for Social Responsibility (ESR), an overarching principle which permeates all aspects of Jupiter’s curriculum, co-curricular activity and resource management. ESR guides school development towards equipping young people with the skills, creativity and behaviours to be successful at school and in their lives in the future.
ESR has, at its core, 6 elements that enables all schools to address their approach to sustainability and social responsibility in the provision of learning opportunities for children and in their management of resources. These elements can be taken in their entirety or individually, allowing schools to reflect on their current practice and plan more effectively. These elements are:
These 6 elements can be taken singly or as a whole; can be combined or otherwise inter-linked and used to enable schools to ask the question: “what’s the purpose of education?”
These policies underpin our approach at Jupiter: