What is NatCLIL?

Deborah Williams is a Teach the SDGs Ambassador. She writes about how can we effectively use nature as a tool for content and language integrated learning. As with all our blogs, the ideas presented here are not necessarily the views of the Association. The title of my Masters dissertation for the MEd Teacher Development for…

Digging in Defiance

Today’s post is by actively-retired teacher, Mick Haining. As ever with our blogs, the views expressed are not necessarily endorsed by the Association. I’m looking at a watercolour by Albert Heim. Red, white and pale blue flowers hang down among greenery that almost covers an earth wall. There’s a small patch of cloudy sky but…

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…