Developing a whole school approach to environmental sustainability

Schools have a crucial role in helping to create a sustainable future for our planet. This guide encourages governing boards to adopt environmental sustainability as a core value and make it a key element of strategy development.

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Included in this guidance:

  • Engaging stakeholders in the whole school approach
  • Setting strategic goals linked to environmental sustainability
  • Systematically monitoring progress
  • Understanding how and what pupils learn about the environment and sustainability

This guide was produced in collaboration with the National Association for Environmental Education (NAEE), who help professional educators improve the quality of their teaching and their pupils’ learning in relation to environmental and sustainability issues. 

NAEE have produced a resource to help schools, trusts and their governing boards evaluate and develop their approaches to environmental sustainability which accompanies the NGA guide.

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