July 26th 2021

Maisy Summer – The BERA Research Commission, whose purpose is to co-create with teachers and young people from across the UK, a manifesto for Education for Environmental Sustainability has held nine workshops receiving contributions from over 200 people resulting in the production of a Manifesto, illustrated by Maisy Summer. This will be launched at an…

July 19th 2021

Introducing the Knight Bill – Click here to watch the introduction to the House of Lords second reading debate on Lord Jim Knight’s Education (Environment and Sustainable Citizenship) Bill. The debate starts at 1344 and you can use the slider on the screen to move to that point. A key point in Knight’s introduction was…

‘Elephant’ – Errol Fuller

This book is informative in both scientific and cultural manner, containing facts and statistics. It describes the anatomy of both African and Asian elephants with beautiful illustrations. It highlights how they are so similar to humans in their behaviour, particularly their social interactions and their intelligence. The author writes about their evolution in detail and…

July 12th 2021

Don’t Mention the Climate – In January 2021, the government published the Skills for Jobs White Paper, with a clear focus on the pivotal role that further and technical education has in helping people get skills for good jobs now and in the future. The Government followed this up by publishing the Skills and Post-16 Education Bill whose Committee Stage will involves…

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]…

July 5th 2021

A July 7th Deadline for COP26 Activity – Global Action Plan / Transform Our World is sharing a set of slides (here) about its Pupil Poster Roadshow and opportunities at COP26 (inside the Green Zone) for secondary students. Anyone interested should complete this form. . A July 8th Deadline for that Big Conversation – A reminder…

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…

The Long Spring

Chair of NAEE Trustees, William Scott, reviews The Long Spring: tracking the arrival of Spring through Europe.  Author: Laurence Rose; Illustrator: Richard Alen. On a couple of occasions in the 1990s, when I travelled a lot on the continent for research meetings, I had the good fortune to experience Spring from the south of Spain to the…