The DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change Unit

DfE has recently established a Sustainability and Climate Change Unit to “co-ordinate and drive activity across the Department and our sectors” and it is currently preparing a Sustainability and Climate Change Strategy.   It aims to launch the strategy for public consultation to coincide with COP26. The DfE says that the strategy is likely to centre on four…

Geography in outstanding primary schools

Iain Freeland HMI, Ofsted’s subject lead for geography, has posted a blog Geography in outstanding primary schools in which he outlines the findings from the subject inspection of geography in 23 outstanding primary schools. This is how it begins: “Studying geography is so important for children, regardless of their age or stage of learning. Geography helps them…

Emergency Education

Today’s post is the latest by Mick Haining. As ever with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the Association Here’s what to do in an emergency, according to WikiHow: [1] Remain calm.  [2] Seek additional help. [3] Determine the nature of the emergency [4] Know that sudden changes can be emergencies. [5]…

Natural England Research Update

This is a recent round up by Natural England 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…

Young People’s Blogs

Well done to SEEd for promoting the views of young people about climate change and education. Here are two recent examples: Shaping the Future: Why I’m fighting for Sustainability and Climate Education – Olive Coxon talks about her experiences having to teach herself about the climate crisis, joining the youth strikers, and a responsibility to try…

Project Milestones

The Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Milestones project is one of 31 Our Bright Future initiatives across the UK. Each one is equipping 11-24 year olds to make a difference in their local community and for the environment. Our Bright Future is a £33 million programme funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. Milestones delivers bespoke nature…

Lyfta

Lyfta describes itself as an immersive learning platform where teachers can build or curate powerful, interactive and curriculum-aligned lessons that bring learning to life. It sets out to help educators to engage and inspire digitally-native children and young people, foster critical skills and values for navigating our changing world, and broaden horizons by giving children…

Natural England Research Update

More from Natural England. Following last week’s post, this is a further round up by Natural England of recent and 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 education and learning. This supports the Strategic Research Network for…