A Recent Research Update from Natural England

Here’s more news from Natural England by way of relevant evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from the UK and abroad, with a focus on schools, education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for People and Nature to develop better coherence and collaboration in…

DfE Activity Update

Here’s what the DfE says about its new awards: “The Department is looking for a successful lead provider, or consortia, to successfully deliver the following key areas of activity:  1. A prestigious National Education Nature Park that will drive and increase in engagement with nature for all children and young people whilst also developing their…

May 23rd 2022

More NAEE Manifesto Reviews – So far there have been a number of comments on the NAEE Manifesto on naee.org.uk, and you can find the latest here (Richard Jurin) and here (David Dixon).  There will be more.  If you’d like to comment please just let us know. . UKSSN – The UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN hosted by Global Action Plan) is an umbrella group…

Remembering Geoffrey Hopkinson BEM

It’s with sadness that report that Geoffrey Hopkinson died recently, age 94. Geoff was appointed as Adviser for Environmental Education in Staffordshire in 1969 at a time when environmental education was not only emerging from its rural studies background across England, but also becoming established internationally. NAEE was created in 1971 out of the National…

First DfE Snapshot

The first issue of DfE’s Climate in Education Snapshot is now available.  DfE will send these updates to provide information on [i] what it is currently working on to make its strategy a reality; [ii] what is coming up soon; and [iii] how we can get involved with DfE. The first includes a welcome from Rt Hon…

May 16th 2022

The Queen’s Speech – Last week’s announcement of the government’s proposed legislative programme said this: “Reforms to education will help every child fulfil their potential wherever they live, raising standards and improving the quality of schools and higher education [Schools Bill, Higher Education Bill].” . The HE Bill has a focus on skills. Details are…

Reading’s Climate Education Action Plan

The University of Reading’s climate education action plan emphasises working in partnership to tackle what clearly is the defining crisis of our generation. The university says: “Following the Climate Education Summit, our National Climate Education Action Plan has emerged. No single organisation, or indeed government department, is able to take this agenda forward alone. Informed by…

Forward to the 1990s

This is the second in a number of reactions to the recently published NAEE Manifesto. It’s from Dr John Foster at Lancaster University. As ever with our blogs, what is set out here is not necessarily the view of the Association. This is a very impressive manifesto into which much careful professional thought has evidently…