8 Schools Inclusion Charter
To agree the Southwark Inclusion Charter.
The following statement was received from a student who contributed and participated in working on the school inclusion charter:
“Working on the school inclusion charter was very inspirational. As an excluded student myself, the idea of excelling into a successful career was capped from the second I was excluded. However, I have managed to go to university and use my personal experience to inspire and influence my academic choices. This charter provides a second chance for young people like myself to expand into new opportunities and careers.
Furthermore, improving the confidence and self-esteem of the young people who many not be able to cope to the strains and pressure of mainstream education. It is beneficial as it not only deters young people from crime but also perpetuates the importance of education and multi-agency working. I am very grateful for being asked to work alongside Councillor Jasmine Ali on this project as it strengthens our community and provides chances for those whose voices not always heard.”
That the Southwark Inclusion Charter as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be agreed and signed by the deputy leader and cabinet member for children, young people and education.