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Pilot project - Clustering sustainable schools

Discussion in 'Heads of department' started by tonymillar, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. tonymillar

    tonymillar New commenter

    We are looking for heads of department that are interested in getting involved in a pilot project which links schools to share information about integration of sustainability in schools. Participating schools will be connected online using TeachShare hub which is the UKs largest free source of links to information supporting the subject.

    The key information sharing tool is a simple online version of the National Framework for Sustainable Schools S3 self evaluation form which collects then automatically collates information to give an overview of all the work undertaken in the clustered schools. This easy to use, tick box form which is an online adaption of a document developed by Coventry City Council, initially takes each teacher around 10 minutes to complete, but can then be developed by uploading linked resources and connecting teachers using a secure blog. On completion of the tick box section, the system gives an instant overview of all the work already undertaken within the group and can be used for providing evidence of integration of sustainability in curriculum, campus and community for Ofsted inspections and Eco Schools awards.

    The ideal clusters will be those that already exist in a traditional form and that would like to use the group connections to communicate in a unique way, focused very specifically on creating learning opportunities and saving money by developing a better understanding of resource efficiency.

    Two other pilots being run at the same time will create opportunities for schools to connect with both local authorities and suppliers of sustainable technologies to share information, creating a better understanding of environmental sustainability.

    Involvement in the pilot project is free for all TeachShare Premium members and there will be a small fee for other schools. In some cases this fee will be waivered for the duration of the pilot.

    The first pilots will be launched in September this year and will create some fantastic new learning opportunities and generate publicity for the school, raising your profile in relation to environmental sustainability

    For free access to TeachShare use code tesr11

    If you would like more information about the pilot projects contact Tony Millar, email tony@resike.co.uk to register your interest
  2. tonymillar

    tonymillar New commenter

    There is still a few opportunities for groups of schools to form sustainability clusters as part of a pilot which will be launched this September.

    If you are interested in participating in the pilot, let me know and I will forward further information.

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