National Sustainable Schools Conference 2017

Making the World a Better Place Now and in the Future

Working towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals



SEEd and the Sustainable Schools Alliance are delighted to run our successful annual sustainable schools conference again. This year we are being sponsored by Supply Chan!ge, an EU project with Think Global addressing environmental and human rights around supermarket supply chains.


Date: Monday 13th November

Location: Baden Powell House, South Kensington, London. Directions are here

Cost: £80, £72.50 for SEEd members, £20 for students. Book your place here

Free spaces for state school teachers through GLP (Global Learning programme) – Register here

Not a member yet? Apply here  and save 10% on a full registration

Brief Description: The SEEd National Sustainable Schools conference is a unique opportunity to participate in ‘learning for sustainability’. The purpose of the day is to support educators to embed sustainability into their campus, curriculum and community.

Pupils and University/College students of all ages are also welcome at the conference and we actively promote opportunities for intergenerational learning.

This year’s conference for teachers, young people, NGOs and businesses from across the country focuses on how schools can inspire students to aim for career’s that make a difference to their communities and wider world, now and in the future.
The day is a planning and action learning day. You will come away with ideas, contacts, resources, plans and inspiration. It includes invited speakers who have made sustainability their career, action learning workshops from diverse organisations, a lunchtime Share Fair, networking. As ever, youth participation throughout is encouraged – so bring your pupils.

Download the Draft agenda NSSC2017.

Want to share your resources/host a stall? Book here

Workshops: Delegates will participate in three of these thought-provoking and active sessions during the day.

Catherine Richardson, Think Global – Supply Chan!ge, with;
Fairtrade Foundation, Joanna Mills
Coop’s Food Policy team, Amy Morris
Marine Stewardship Council, Kate Jones
Three sessions from leading businesses about how they are working towards a better future through creating sustainable supply chains.

Ann Finlayson, SEEd, – Nature & Biodiversity: Unlocking a new Sustainable Schools Doorway.

Vikki Pendry, Curriculum Foundation – Competencies for Learning for Sustainability while ‘Painting the World by Numbers’

Dr David Dixon, Independent – Sustainability leading School Improvement.

Bobbie Harvey, FACE – Food Farming & the Future.

Henry Greenwood, Green Schools Project with Alex Green, Ashden– Get Your School To Go Green! – creating an action plan.

Helen Cox plus students from Sir John Lawes School – From learning to doing: Widening pupil participation in sustainability and global citizenship.

Mary Jackson, Learning through Landscapes – Polli:Nation – how to develop your school grounds to help hungry and homeless pollinating insects.

Phillipa Slater, City of London Open Space programme  – How to develop and deliver a visionary approach for learning for sustainability within your organization.

Traci Lewis, Catalyse Change – Catalyst Bootcamp: Green jobs & ‘How to’ skills.

There will be lunch time sessions from Blooming MindsSchool Energy Efficiency, Think Global, SEEd launching EASE and special guest Finn the Fortunate Tiger Shark.

Other organisations taking part include Woodland Trust, National Trust, Centre for Alternative Technology, Thames Boat Project, 1851 TrustFuture We Want, Target for Green, Being Animal, Queen Elizabeth Academy and Action for Conservation.

As part of this event SEEd are delighted to be launching of the new Nature and Biodiversity Doorway, our evidence project (EASE) and our skills and competencies guidance for teachers. Here is what a recent email from a teacher said:

” I am a teacher at Alfreton Nursery School.  I have just been reading about the developments in the Sustainable School’s Framework and the proposed/considered implementation of a ‘Nature and  Bio Diversity’ aspect.  This sounds so exciting!”


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This document has been produced with the financial assistance of the European Union. The contents of this document are the sole responsibility of SEEd and can under no circumstances be regarded as reflecting the position of the European Union.