It is now more important than ever to show that we are doing everything we can to improve the world we live in for future generations, not only by reducing the negative impact we have on the environment, but by building a better and cohesive society. It’s amazing what we are already doing that we don’t talk about. CSR-A provides the perfect opportunity to tell your positive story.
What is CSR-Accreditation for Schools
CSR Accreditation is an effective way to benchmark what you are already doing with regard to social responsibility. It is a process in which you collate, measure and report on your schools socially responsible activities. The Accreditation application process provides a simple and straight forward template where you can record the school’s activity against the Social Responsibility Four Pillars of environment, workplace, community and philanthropy. Each Social Responsibility Pillar is designed to help you audit and impact report on areas such as buildings and grounds, inclusion and participation, community engagement and supporting local and national charities.
This then becomes an invaluable school policy which you can use to show all your audiences that you are a caring and responsible school. The CSR-Accreditation Mark can be displayed on your website, in your reception and throughout your literature, proudly showing that your school has been independently recognised for its CSR endeavours.
It is also a powerful way to demonstrate to Ofsted that you are working towards becoming a more sustainable school in-line with Government expectations. It will help your school achieve a higher priority, through funding for central and local initiatives including staff training and development. And it can be used to introduce the importance of CSR into the curriculum.
Benefits of CSR Accreditation to Schools and Academies
- Provides a clear template to audit your sustainable and community activity against the CSR Four Pillars.
- Delivers an evidenced based Social Responsibility policy that can be shared with all audiences.
- Corresponds with the published Ofsted expectations for all schools to be sustainable.
- Improves a school’s reputation, competitive advantage, public image and stakeholder engagement.
- Provides easily accessible benchmarking & reporting for Ofsted inspectors
FREE LEARNING PACK
At CSR-A we are passionate about community, positive working environments and supporting family life. We believe that the most effective way of changing all our lives for the better is showing the next generations how to be better and then listening to the ideas they have.
To support our Accreditation program for schools we have developed a fantastic learning pack to engage pupils and promote social responsibility throughout communities. The pack includes many activities across the Four Pillars. Each activity has a well defined learning outcome.
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