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Securing their future A strong, healthy and just society, living within environmental limits jake.reynolds@sd-commissi PowerPoint Presentation
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Securing their future A strong, healthy and just society, living within environmental limits jake.reynolds@sd-commissi

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  1. Securing their futureA strong, healthy and just society,living within environmental limitsjake.reynolds@sd-commission.gsi.gov.uk

  2. A thousand voices

  3. What can schools do? • Adopt the National Framework, fast! • Run sustainability through the curriculum • Get children learning outdoors • Help them make sense of world issues (eg biofuels) • Be an exemplar for the community • Banish waste, save money • Demand safer routes to school • Challenge suppliers to do more • Go Fair Trade... • Work with your local authority to make sure you are properly supported

  4. Good progress... • 40% of schools doing some aspect of sustainable schools • NCSL regards it as a leadership priority • KS3 curriculum significant step forward • DCSF carbon management strategy leading edge • Voluntary schemes popular • Evidence of what works improving (eg Sustrans Bike It) • Wide range of guidance and tools

  5. But... • Not all teachers have the skills to contribute professionally • Ofsted response positive but tentative to date. • Primary review good, but sustainability insufficiently visible. • School procurement skills weak and sustainability not considered, yet huge purchasing power of sector. • We want children to walk and cycle, but parents rightly worried about safety. • Whole life costing not always applied in capital spend. • Waste management in schools poor or superficial: >70% food waste avoidable. • Too few schools do tree-planting, wildlife gardening or food growing despite significant benefits (learning, health, shade).

  6. Securing their futureA strong, healthy and just society,living within environmental limitsjake.reynolds@sd-commission.gsi.gov.uk