As part of the DfE’s sustainability and climate change strategy and the National Climate Education Action Plan, every school and college should identify a senior staff member to lead on climate education. The climate education lead should be a specialist role which helps their setting access the best and most up-to-date support for teaching about sustainability and climate change.
This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to understand your role as a climate education lead and develop excellence in leadership to support high-quality teaching and learning in line with DfE curriculum expectations.
Please note: The course consists of learning through video, task completion and further reading/research. Please consider this when planning and allocating your time. To successfully understand and achieve the objectives of the course, learners are expected to engage in all aspects of the learning process and complete all relevant activities to ensure they can successfully apply the knowledge and skills they have gained in their own setting.
- Sustainability and climate change: a strategy for the education and children’s services systems
- Recognising the importance of subject leadership in line with DfE expectations and understanding your role in implementing high-quality climate education.
- Understanding how to design, develop and implement a climate education curriculum that supports deeper knowledge and understanding of the natural world for all pupils.
- Identifying ways to support teachers and other curriculum leaders to develop best practice in climate education, build confidence and ensure ongoing professional development.
- Appreciating the importance of evaluation to help change classroom practice and management procedures in order to support the teaching and learning process.
- Recognising how to enable autonomy and drive creativity in climate education learning which supports learning in the environment and has physical and mental health benefits.