Climate Action for School leads this spring term 2024

To Waltham Forest School Leaders

Three Ways to Act for the Climate this Term. 

Every month and year there seems to be news of record-breaking weather, and not in a good way. As you are looking to the term ahead, we encourage you to take up these opportunities from The Hive to help make climate action part of your school and staff development. 

1) Climate Action Toolkit on The Hub

The Hive and the Hub launched the Climate Action Toolkit alongside the Waltham Forest Schools & Colleges Climate Charter in November 2022 to provide resources for schools and colleges looking at embedding sustainability into their development planning and site management.
The toolkit has just been reviewed to ensure it provides the most up-to-date resources, templates and examples to support climate action planning and doing. 
Please contact Poppy Flint for bespoke support with climate action planning or if you are looking for a resource on a particular subject.

2) Climate Confidence CPD for teachers and non-teaching staff
Wednesday 7 February plus four further dates.

This full day CPD, accredited by the Carbon Literacy Project, has been developed by The Hive for teachers taking a lead on sustainability in the curriculum, school-wide projects and/or sustainability action planning. As well as the Carbon Literacy fundamentals it includes ideas and guidance for making best use of the school grounds and activities for embedding sustainability in subject lessons.  

It is recommended that two teachers attend from each school to build in sustainability and peer support. 
Only £10 for WF teachers using the code ClimateLearningWF23.24

3Waltham Forest Eco-Leads Network

All Waltham Forest teachers and school staff can join the Eco-Leads Network. They can join half termly network events on a range of themes and receive a monthly e-bulletin with local opportunities, resources and relevant funding

Spring term meetings: 

  • Tuesday 30 January 2024 - Taking part in Eco-Schools & Let’s Go Zero, 4pm to 5pm online – book here.
  • Monday 13 March 2024 - Food growing & outdoor learning, 4pm to 5.50pm at Henry Maynard Primary School – book here.

Please make sure The Hive can get in touch with your school’s Eco Lead to let them know about future opportunities. Email Poppy Flint to provide up-to-date contact details.

Yours sincerely,

Luke Ravenscroft
Director of Climate Emergency and Behaviour Change