Monthly Archives: April 2019


Getting ready for the first ‘urban’ environmental conference in the UK

By | April 16th, 2019|Blog|

Today's blog is by Rachel Cook a PhD student at King's College, London who volunteers with the Lambeth Natural Thinkers project and with LEEF, the London Environmental Educators’ Forum. It is an interesting paradox that no one speaks more loudly than young people when they have been persistently silenced.  Thanks to young peoples’ direct action to demand greater environmental action from the [...]

April 15th report

By | April 15th, 2019|Webwatch|

Click here to here what the NUS said to Ofsted about its new inspection framework.  This was a key point: "Given the environmental and sustainability is popular with students, we see it as enriching the curriculum, and something that positively contributes to student achievement." As far as we can see, only NAEE is calling on Ofsted to do the [...]

My First Book of Garden Birds

By | April 12th, 2019|Book Review|

My favourite book to use with children!  The colourful illustrations appeal to young children, but there is sufficient information about each of the 20 featured bird species to engage older ones as well.  Each bird has a ‘Guess Who’ page, which gives clues to help identify the species—for example: ‘This bird likes being around gardeners. [...]

The NUS response to Ofsted

By | April 9th, 2019|Blog|

Last week we featured the NAEE response to Ofsted's consultation on its proposed revisions to its inspection framework.   This is the response by NUS to Ofsted: "We welcome the proposal to introduce a quality of education judgement and to judge personal development separately from behaviour and attitudes.  Specifically, we very much welcome the new [...]

April 8th report

By | April 8th, 2019|Webwatch|

NAEE published its response to the Ofsted consultation about its new inspection framework last week.  It's here if you missed it.  We told Ofsted that it was time for schools began to take the issues of the world seriously in the curriculum and help students prepare to play a part in addressing them.  NAEE also contributed to (and supported) the [...]

NAEE response to Ofsted

By | April 1st, 2019|Blog|

Ofsted recently launched a consultation seeking views on its proposals for changes to the education inspection framework from September 2019.  NAEE has contributed to (and supported) the response to Ofsted made by the Natural Environment Sector Partnership [NESP], which is organised by the Council for Learning Outside the Classroom on behalf of the learning outside the classroom sector.   [...]

April 1st report

By | April 1st, 2019|Webwatch|

LEEF will be editing a special edition of NAEE's journal Environmental Education later this year.  It will have a focus on urban environmental education, celebrating 30 years of LEEF and showcasing the best projects and thinking across the network.  LEEF soon be inviting contributions for abstracts. . A report from the Committee on Climate Change calls UK homes unfit for [...]