Carlogie Primary School

Changemaker School
United Kingdom
Partner Since 2016

"My fundamental belief is that education must create an environment where children are leaders of their own learning. One where children are encouraged, motivated, valued and recognised for their contributions, ideas and opinions"

Type of school: Public

Level of school: Primary

Number of pupils: 348

Age group served: 3-12

Focus areas: Social justice and fairtrade. The School has won multiple school social enterprise awards, and is also a centre for deaf children

Detailed information:


Social justice shapes Carlogie Primary School’s ethos and internal atmosphere, underpinning the way in which students, staff and the wider community interact with one another. The golden thread that has woven all of this together is the school’s identity as a Fairtrade School, where students and staff engage in learning opportunities that develop solidarity and understanding.

Changemaking Initiatives:

  • Playground Buddies - trained students in restorative conflict resolution approach;   
  • Carlogie’s Smiley Savers Bank Tellers project – a student-run credit union support;
  • The school is one of the biggest hubs for deaf students in the region, running numerous initiatives including a student deaf choir.
Related TopicsChildren & Youth, Youth development, Youth leadership, Every Child Practicing Empathy


This profile was prepared when Carlogie Primary School joined the Ashoka Partnership in 2016.
Change Leaders
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Because of its Fairtrade school status, Carlogie has developed strong educational partnerships with other Fairtrade organisations, both locally in Dundee (which is a proud ‘Fair Trade City’ working with the local Fair Trade Forum and the national Fair Trade Foundation) and nationally. They have worked together with staff members of other primary and secondary schools to deliver professional development, share good practice, and support transitions from primary to secondary schools. Carlogie has also developed a partnership with Co-operative Education Trust Scotland and is a member of the Eco Schools network.

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