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April 15th report

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

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

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

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

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

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…

March 25th report

LEEF has announce the launch of an exploratory workshop series: Shaking it up! EE revolution in our schools.  The workshops are co-ordinated by Poppy Flint and members of the Environmental Education Research Group at King’s College London [KCL] and are inspired by the two reports published by KCL last year on Understanding Environmental Education in Secondary Schools in England.…

More research c/o Natural England

Here’s a further set of evidence and reports, policy agenda developments, large scale delivery sector initiatives, resources and news items from Natural England.  This supports the Strategic Research Network for Learning in Natural Environments and Outdoors for All to develop better coherence and collaboration in research and to improve links between research, policy and practice in…

March 18th report

Students on Climate Strike.  The following letter appeared in The Times last Friday.  One of the very many signatories was NAEE trustee, Morgan Phillips: Sir, Children and young people taking part in the school strikes for climate are to be commended, not ridiculed.  The UN intergovernmental panel on climate change has said that we need to take…