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Marlborough Infant & Nursery School

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Marlborough Infant and Nursery School is an Eco School.

What is the Eco-Schools Programme?

Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a simple framework to help make sustainability an integral part of school life. Eco-Schools can help enhance the curriculum and get the whole school united behind something important.

The Eco School’s mission is ‘to help make every school in the country sustainable and to bring about behaviour change in young people and those connected to them so that good habits learned in schools are followed through into homes and communities.’

What are the benefits of joining the Eco-Schools Programme?

Eco School’s benefits include:

The Eco-Schools programme is focused on nine key topics. These are:

Energy
Water
Biodiversity
School Grounds
Healthy Living
Transport
Litter
Waste
Global Citizenship

The Bronze award criteria focuses on getting the Eco-Schools structure set up in school so everything is in place to tackle the eco work planned.

Marlborough Infant and Nursery School has achieved the Bronze Award criteria:

Eco-Committee

  • The school has an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults
  • The group meets at least once every term
  • Records are kept of meetings

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools nine topics
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee

Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a basic Action Plan influenced by the Environmental Review and shared the plan with the rest of the school community
  • The Eco-Committee can identify progress towards achieving elements of the Action Plan

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work

Involving the whole school and wider community

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Silver criteria

The Silver award criteria focuses on strengthening pupil leadership and whole school involvement while the school starts to work on at least one of the Eco-Schools topics in depth.

Marlborough Infant and Nursery School has achieved the Silver Award criteria:

Eco-Committee

  • The school has identified an Eco-Committee consisting of pupils and adults which meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils share the responsibility with adults for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative
  • Records are kept of meetings

 Environmental Review

Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, targets and who is responsible
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the plan with the rest of the school

Linking to the curriculum

  • The school can indicate that some environmental issues have been covered within curriculum work in most year groups

Involving the whole school and wider community

Monitoring and evaluation

Eco-Code

  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code

Project work

 

GREEN FLAG CRITERIA

What are Marlborough Infant and Nursery Schools next Eco steps?

To achieve the Green Flag Award we need to achieve the following:

Eco-Committee

  • The school has an Eco-Committee that meets at least once every half term
  • Pupils take significant responsibility for running the committee (the level of responsibility expected depends on the age and ability of the pupils involved)
  • The Eco-Committee includes a parent and/or governor representative

Environmental Review

  • The Eco-Committee has completed an Environmental Review covering the Eco-Schools nine topics and green procurement policy topics
  • The results have been recorded
  • Pupils were involved in carrying out the review
  • Results of the review have been discussed by the Eco-Committee and communicated with the whole school
  • The review must be completed at least once every two years, but ideally should be completed every school year, to enable the Eco-Committee to do follow-up reviews to see the progress your school has made.

Action Plan

  • The Eco-Committee has produced a detailed Action Plan
  • The plan contains timescales, who is responsible and how eco work will be monitored and evaluated
  • The plan should contain development of any policies made that cover the nine topics, this should include a Green Procurement policy (A green procurement policy has been a requirement from January 2013)
  • The Eco-Committee has shared the Action Plan with the rest of the school

Linking to the curriculum

  • Sustainability has been covered in at least three curriculum areas by most year groups

Involving the whole school and wider community

  • The school has a prominent, designated notice board, detailing Eco-Schools activities
  • The Eco-Committee regularly communicates Eco-Schools activities to the whole school and wider community (eg. via assemblies and newsletters)
  • The school has shared good practice with other schools who wish to join the Eco-Schools programme or who are already engaged in the programme
  • The school shares good practice and supports others within their Eco-Community (eg. local Eco-Centres and homes)

Monitoring and evaluation

Eco-Code

  • The school has an agreed, adopted and displayed Eco-Code
  • The Eco-Code is displayed on the Eco-Schools notice board and in all classrooms
  • The Eco-Code is known and understood by the majority of pupils and staff

Project work

  • The school for the first application has completed in-depth work on at least three of the Eco-Schools nine topics, one of which must be energy