Over the past decade of research and connection with schools across the globe, we have formed a view that the purpose of education is to help young people form the character, competency and wellness to thrive in the world. It’s about a human-centred model of development which we call The Pathway to Excellence. This model calls on each of us to support how each and every one of us can be equipped, empowered and enabled to build the civic character of belonging, the performance character of the achievement of potential, and the moral character of doing what is good and right in the world.
In other words, we need to belong before we can achieve our potential. If we feel as though we belong and are achieving our potential, then we are more likely to do what is good and right in the world.
We know that there are ongoing barriers in our world for learners to embark on The Pathway to Excellence that are imposed on them by people, structures and systems that perpetuate discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, age, religion, ability, identity, gender and sexual orientation.
We also know that when people are prevented by either the personal choices of others or the structures and systems of society from belonging, achieving their potential and doing what is good and right, then we have an obligation to stand against this historic and continuing injustice.
Our ongoing mission at a School for tomorrow. reflects our fundamental belief that each person is home to a unique life, that all people belong and deserve fairness and justice in their lives. We also believe that everyone everywhere benefits from systems and structures that put into practice the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion that can and should create the conditions in which every person can learn, live, lead and work in a fashion that helps them and those around them to belong, achieve their potential and do what is good and right.
We welcome people of all races, ethnicities, ages, religions, abilities, identity, gender and sexual orientations, and believe their distinct perspectives and personal story make the aspiration of a School for tomorrow. a more vibrant, creative learning place, that drives our innovation and the hope of humanity. Our collective strength comes from our diversity and we celebrate the visible and invisible qualities that make each person remarkable, where everyone is valued, respected, and able to reach their inherent possibility.
a School for tomorrow. commits to aligning our culture and business practices to be a beacon of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging for all people and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Ultimately people everywhere flourish when they feel love, when they feel valued, when they feel they are known, and when they feel these things equally, by encountering others that believe in their inherent worth.
It starts with belonging.