As part of www.unlockscotlandspotential.org we’ve put together a Principal’s Declaration, which we're encouraging all students' associations to lobby their principal to sign.
This declaration is a short, simple, but really important one we want to get all Principals signed up to. It confirms their commitment to widening access, to do more to promote and improve access, and to fully involve students in achieving this.
While it’s absolutely vital to get as many people as possible signed up to the petition to prove the importance of widening access to politicians, it’s really important that Principals are getting involved too, and doing their bit.
As much as legislation being introduced later this year will put efforts to widen access on a much stronger footing, it will be Principal’s taking the initiative and expanding efforts to widen access that will really make it work.
So download a copy of it for your principal here, and get them signing up and declaring to really work to unlock Scotland’s Potential.
You can do a range of things to get principals signed up. It could be anything from just meeting over coffee and having a chat with them about why they should sign it (Which you could then follow-up with a press photo), to holding a visual campaign stunt (keys, doors, gates – let your imagination go wild!) to holding a demo and pressuring them to do it publically.
We’ll be updating our campaign website with details of all the principals that have signed up, so make sure you let us know when your principal signs it…and just as importantly, if they don’t!