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Eco School Bronze Award

Our school is proud to announce that we have achieved the 'Bronze Award' for all our work towards Eco Schools! Below is the criteria we had to meet...

 

The Eco-Committee

  • A mixed group of pupils and adults meets to discuss environmental action for the school and form an Eco-Committee
  • The group meets a minimum of once a term
  • Notes are kept of the meetings
  • The results of group discussions and the actions to be taken are communicated to the rest of the school

The Environmental Review

  • An informal Environmental Review of the school is carried out covering all nine topics
  • Results of the Environmental Review are discussed by the Eco-Committee
  • Following the Environmental Review, some activities are planned that will change and improve the environmental performance of the school

The Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee produces a basic Action Plan influenced by their informal Environmental Review
  • Actions are agreed by the Eco-Committee and who will be responsible for these actions
  • A copy of the Action Plan is displayed on the Eco-Board

Monitoring action and evaluating progress

  • The Eco-Committee makes note of progress towards targets

Linking to the curriculum

  • Environmental issues are covered as part of curriculum work in most year groups across a range of subjects

Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all Eco-Schools activities, including a copy of their Environmental Review, Action Plan, minutes, before and after photographs and photographs of Eco-Committee members

The Eco-Code

  • There is an agreement on an environmental statement for the school drawn up by the Eco-Committee

 

 

 

Eco Schools Silver Award

Our school is proud to announce that we achieved the 'Bronze Award' for all our work towards Eco Schools! Below is the criteria we had to meet...

The Eco-Committee

  • Pupils volunteer to be part of a decision-making Eco-Committee
  • There is a representation from the parents or governing body on the Eco-Committee
  • The Eco-Committee meets a minimum of once every half term
  • Pupils share responsibility with adults for running the meetings and keeping a record of them
  • Pupil representatives ensure that there is communication to and from the Eco-Committee to the rest of the school

The Environmental Review

  • Pupils and adults carry out an Environmental Review of the school, covering all nine topics
  • A copy of the Environmental Review is displayed on the Eco-Board and communicated with the whole school, along with planned activities for improvement

The Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee produce a detailed Action Plan
  • The Action Plan includes specific targets with a timescales for completing them and who will be responsible for the action
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the Action Plan with the entire school
  • A copy of the Action Plan is displayed on the Eco-Board

Monitoring action and evaluating progress

  • The Eco-Committee monitors the effectiveness of Eco-Schools work eg via data collection and before and after photographs

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that a range of environmental issues have been covered within the curriculum in most year groups

Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all Eco-Schools activities, including a copy of their Environmental Review, Action Plan, minutes, before and after photographs and photographs of Eco-Committee members
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the entire school and wider community through assemblies and school newsletters

The Eco-Code

  • The school has an agreed Eco-Code
  • The Eco-Code is displayed on the Eco-Schools noticeboard

 

Eco Schools Green Flag Award

Our school is now aiming for the 'Green Flag' award and we are working hard to achieve the criteria below!

The Eco-Committee

  • Pupils volunteer and are then nominated by their peers to be on the Eco-Committee. This includes all KS1, KS2, KS3 and KS4 year groups in the school.  Nurseries, colleges and specialist schools can adapt their Eco-Committee to suit their setting
  • Pupils are given the opportunity to invite along non-teaching staff to join their meetings to help them with a particular topic they have chosen to work on such as installation of solar panels or composting of food waste
  • There is a representation from the parents or governing body on the Eco-Committee
  • The committee meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils share responsibility with adults for running a meeting and keeping a record of the meetings
  • Minutes are displayed on the Eco-Board
  • Reports of committee meetings are made available to the Board of Governors and PTA
  • Pupil representatives ensure that there is communication to and from the Eco-Committee to the rest of the school

The Environmental Review

  • Pupils and adults on the Eco-Committee plan and carry out an environmental review of the school in consultation with some non-teaching staff covering all nine topics
  • A copy of the Environmental Review is displayed on the Eco-Schools noticeboard and communicated with the whole school along with detailed plans for activities for improvement
  • An Environmental Review can be undertaken every year as best practice, however it is only compulsory for the Green Flag award to be carried out every two years to coincide with your renewal application

The Action Plan

  • The Action Plan is included in the school Mission Statement.
  • Pupils on the Eco-Committee take responsibility for leading some action areas.
  • The Action Plan contains timescales, who is responsible and how your targets will be monitored and evaluated.
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the Action Plan with the whole of the school.
  • A copy of the Action Plan is displayed on the Eco-Board.

Monitoring action and evaluating progress

  • Some monitoring data has been effectively used in curriculum work by creating graphs and charts on energy and water usage, how much waste is composted, how much litter is collected etc
  • Evidence has been collected to show the school’s progress; data, costings etc. This evidence has been analysed and evaluated to help develop future actions

Linking to the curriculum

  • Environmental issues have been covered in at least three curriculum areas by most year groups; this is clearly evident in schemes of work

Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent and designated Eco-Board detailing all Eco-Schools activities, including a copy of their Environmental Review, Action Plan, minutes, before and after photographs and photographs of Eco-Committee members
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the entire school and wider community through assemblies, school newsletters, by Parent Mail and approved social media
  • The wider community is involved in activities going on in and around the school, for example parents, carers, local businesses, environmental organisations, local churches and residential groups and homes

The Eco-Code

  • The school has an agreed Eco-Code that is integrated into the school’s mission statement and core values.
  • The Eco-Code is displayed on the Eco-Board and in all classrooms
  • The Eco-Code is known and understood by the majority of pupils and staff
 

 

 

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