Eco Charter

Our Eco Charter is now Climate Education!

We’ve been working behind the scenes to improve our offering and create something new for schools based on our Eco Charter programme.

Introducing Climate Education, your one-stop hub for bringing sustainability to your school.

Check out the new platform here:


Previously... Eco Charter

PECT’s Eco Charter was specifically developed for schools and supports the achievement of Ofsted’s requirements for sustainable development. It allowed 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, Eco Charter was made up of 10 themes that are supported with resources to help each school achieve its goals, which will benefitted the whole school and its wider community.







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how it worked

Each school chose what they did, how they did it and when. There was no portfolio of evidence and no formal assessment – leaving teachers to do what they do best and teach!

This allowed schools to be able to meet the specific needs of the school and its students. The Charter worked 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 gave the perfect platform to evidence work across these areas and was linked 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 celebrated all the hard work schools and students have undertaken together at our annual Eco Awards.

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What did we offer?

The benefits of being part of the scheme included:

  • 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

Curriculum Links


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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