Education Unions want climate education embedded in system
Four education unions (NASUWT, NEU, UCU and UNISON) wrote to the Secretary of State for Education on September 23 urging him to take action to ensure climate change education becomes fully embedded in the education system, including a comprehensive review of the entire curriculum.
They called for four important measures to be embedded in the education system:
- A comprehensive review of the entire curriculum, so that it is preparing and mobilising our whole society for a sustainable future.
- As an interim measure, the government should support Jim Knight’s Private Member’s Bill, restoring sustainability as a pillar of the curriculum.
- A comprehensive plan to decarbonise the entire education estate by 2030, as part of an overdue refurbishment and repair programme.
- A detailed policy on green travel for students, staff, and parents should be developed.