Eco schools Essay

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Support for delivering the DCSF Sustainable Schools
Framework and Eco-Schools in Worcestershire
Rupert Brakspear, Learning for Sustainability Officer:
01905 766378 rbrakspear@worcestershire.gov.uk
Amy Lunt, Assistant Learning for Sustainability Officer:
01905 766809 alunt@worcestershire.gov.uk
Some services below are now available through the Property Services Schools
Service Level Agreement (SLA) ~ Energy Management Section ~ for details see www.edulink.networcs.net Supporting schools in embedding sustainability, through a whole school approach across campus, curriculum and community
INSET / Staff training (through new SLA)
Learning for Sustainability newsletters (funding, training, events)
Support with curriculum development & curriculum development projects, e.g. Parish Mapping project (05/06), Less is More? (08-9),
Energy Award (08-09)
District Eco-Schools meetings each term (through SLA)

Working towards becoming a Sustainable School?
A brief hand out to introduce the DCSF National Framework for
Sustainable Schools, the International Eco-Schools Award Scheme and the support we offer through Worcestershire County Council.

The Sustainable Schools Framework
A sustainable school is guided by a commitment to care:
Care for oneself (health and well-being)
Care for each other (across cultures, distances and generations)
Care for the environment (near and far)
A sustainable school takes a whole school approach:
Integrated across Curriculum, Campus and Community
Schools explore and develop sustainability by:
Working through 8 'doorways' or themes (see diagram):

Meeting and supporting Eco Action teams & working groups
Support with process and application for Awards, Workshops, and

Wider community Energy and water
Buildings and grounds pre-Green Flag assessment guidance
Eco Schools conferences / events

Food and drink

School grounds development service

Inclusion and participation www.bishopswoodcentre.org.uk/schoolgrounds
Strategic work with partner organisations supporting Sustainable Schools and Eco Schools around our Learning for Sustainability Strategy

www.worcestershire.gov.uk/learningforsustainability

Purchasing and waste

Travel and…