Education for social responsibility

Education for social responsibility (ESR) has been placed at the very heart of what IAPS schools are about because it forms the basis of happy, fulfilled and successful lives, as well as sustainable futures.

In 2014 the IAPS Council agreed the following statement:

IAPS schools should all provide ‘a challenging, purposeful education that makes an enduring difference to a child’s development and at the heart of every IAPS school will be education for social responsibility (ESR): the promotion of well-being, the rights, responsibility, knowledge, skills and opportunity that will enable young people to be valuable and constructive members of society.’

To find out more about education for social responsibility please take a few moments to read the Overview of ESR. To look at resources to help your school engage with ESR, please see the ESR Resources document.