Eco Charter

Community & Education

Our Eco Charter is a specially designed and flexible programme for schools to achieve their sustainable development goals

PECT’s Eco Charter has been specifically developed for schools and supports the achievement of Ofsted’s requirements for sustainable development. Our Charter is the only flexible programme of its kind. This allows schools to strongly demonstrate the steps taken to enhance students’ knowledge of sustainability and implement long-term behaviour change, as well as recognised good practice.

Having been developed in consultation with teachers and educators, our Eco Charter is made up of 10 themes that are supported with resources to help each school achieve its goals, which will benefit the whole school and its wider community.

This is a really exciting time, with lots of changes coming from charities and organisations as well as central government. We need to keep the provision up dated and in touch with what is happening as well as ensuring its future.

Therefore, there is a yearly subscription fee, with no hidden additional costs to join Eco Charter and have access to all the benefits you get along with it.

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how it works

Our own Eco Charter is the only accreditation for schools which is totally flexible! Each school chooses what they do, how they do it and when. There is no portfolio of evidence and no formal assessment – leaving teachers to do what they do best and teach!

This allows schools to be able to meet the specific needs of the school and its students. The Charter works through 5 different areas of sustainability each linking to the other and each one supporting core areas such as SMSC, British Values, Health & Well-Being, Healthy Schools, Character Education, Heath Education & Sustainability & Climate Change Strategy.

This gives you the perfect platform to evidence your work across these areas and as you would expect we have also linked everything to the SDGs as there is not one which cannot be covered somewhere within education!

We all know that environmental education does not get the time or recognition it deserves and that curriculum time is precious – so not only have these been linked but, we have worked hard to ensure that all curriculum areas are covered as well.

Each year we celebrate all the hard work schools and students have undertaken together at our annual Eco Awards.

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Why join our eco charter?

We’re leading the way nationally with our bespoke Eco Charter for schools – embedding knowledge of sustainability issues into classes to inspire the next generation of forward-thinking students. The benefits of being a part of the scheme include:

  • Designated Environmental Education Lead to provide, support, help and guidance
  • Linked provision (as seen) to ensure you are able to achieve the SDG commitment
  • Links to Ofsted ‘Sustainable Development in Learning’, ‘Social, Emotional & Wellbeing’& ‘Character Education’ and the new Climate Change Policy once confirmed
  • Access to a wide range of resources and support materials
  • Yearly Eco Awards to recognise student work and school achievements
  • Half Termly Eco Mail, with updates and funding locally, regionally, nationally & internationally
  • Outdoor Learning Hub, network with other schools & organisations
  • Award Certificates for each area, as and when achieved (including student contribution certificates)
  • Eco Charter Flag once the full award has been achieved (if you leave the Charter this will be valid for a further academic year ONLY)
  • School based workshops and or provider visits
  • Priority access to additionally funded projects & workshops from other providers and sponsors
  • CPD opportunities for staff
  • Access to other environmental expertise including tree planting initiatives
  • Approved providers of the John Muir Award – all the paperwork done for you!
  • Promoting and engaging with NOLA
  • Engagement opportunities linked to the Duke of Edinburgh Award

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east cambridgeshire & FENLAND schools

Funded Eco Charter memberships for East Cambridge and Fenland Schools

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for schools in East Cambridgeshire and Fenland to receive full funding from East Cambridgeshire District Council and Fenland District Council for the first year of their involvement with the Eco Charter programme.

To find out more about the programme in East Cambs click here. This webinar explains how the Eco Charter works and the support schools can receive.

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East Cambs & Fenland Eco Charter Application

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Want to find out more?

We work across all schools and  academy trusts and our work is personalised to suit the specific needs of each organisation and their students. To find out more, call 01733 866437 or email [email protected].

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The students have grown through developing skills in the following areas: leadership, organisation, confidence, team building and becoming spokespeople.

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The outdoor learning team have set up a community garden where fruit and vegetables are grown, which helps the students to understand the process of where food comes from and how healthy food can be prepared.

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