Supporting Northumberland Schools to become Sustainable
Northumberland schools show enthusiasm and
commitment for their work to develop pupils and care for each
other, their local environment and the world around them. Many
schools are working towards reducing their energy bills, all
schools now have travel plans and many have begun to take steps
towards becoming Eco-Schools accredited.
We hope that this website will provide schools with a signpost
to find support and resources; both locally and nationally based in
their quest to become even more environmentally aware, promoting
activity across each of the eight sustainable schools doorways
Supporting Northumberland schools to becoming Sustainable
Schools is important to Northumberland County Council. We recognise
the important role that schools and young people have in
influencing their families and believe that by working together we
can make a difference to our environment.
The Department for Children, Schools and
Families published Sustainable
Schools for Pupils, Communities and the Environment in 2006.
The National Framework for Sustainable Schools has eight doorways
(see below) and provides recommendations for each that show how
schools can develop work across the curriculum, campus and
community by 2020. This date is fast approaching.
Sustainable Events (Dates for your
This page provides information and dates regarding upcoming events
and awareness days.
What's New This Month
This page contains the latest news, updates and resource
ideas for Sustainable Schools.
In June 2010, Ofsted published a report
Sustainability and Beyond - Inspecting and Reporting on Progress in
Sustainable Development. This report provides further
information regarding sustainable development ~ please click on the
link to view the full report.
Please click here to access the Ofsted website.
In December 2009, Ofsted published Education
for Sustainable Development, which illustrates various
recommendations. To view the full
report, please click here.
Although many initiatives such as Eco-schools
and Health Schools exist to direct schools towards their
sustainable goals, we feel there is a need to provide a central
resource to link all these national ideas with help and support
which can be found locally.
This web site attempts to combine links to
national resources with local resources and examples of good
practice already found in Northumberland.
Check this website regularly as we will be
constantly updating it with case studies, opportunities for funding
and ‘what’s new’ pages giving news and developments which are of
relevance to the sustainable schools agenda.
How to Contact Us
If you have any queries or suggestions regarding this
website or you would like further information, please do not
hesitate to contact us:
Capital Project Officer for
Tel: 01670 622271
Education Work ~ Solar PV
Tel: 01670 622275
Tel: 01670 622276
Please note the change of
telephone numbers as from Monday 23rd April 2012
(new contact numbers shown above).