Why your school or trust should act on sustainability now
In April 2022, the Department for Education (DfE) published its strategy to improve sustainability in schools. While the DfE hasn't imposed any reporting requirements on schools yet, its strategy may ultimately have an impact on things like your curriculum, school premises and procurement processes.
Be prepared for these future changes early on by embedding sustainability into your school or trust's practices. With rising costs and budgetary restraints, thinking carefully about your energy usage and how to raise climate awareness will no doubt also help you save money in the long run.
Don't worry if your board is only starting out on this - below you'll find a comprehensive guide on what you need to know and do to embed sustainability in your school or trust's practice.
First of all, you need to get buy-in from your chair and your