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UKSSN Panel at the Association of School & College Leaders Conference
ASCL Poster

Saturday 11th March 2023, 12.30pm

Location: The International Convention Centre, Broad St, Birmingham B1 2EA

Join a UKSSN panel for their workshop at the Association of Schools and College Leaders Conference as they give practical guidance covering sustainability strategies, carbon audits, governance, curriculum, co-curriculum, staff training, pupil voice, and mental health.

The panel will feature a primary and secondary (SEN) Headteacher, School Business Manager, and Sustainability Coordinator – who will give their perspectives on why and how to take a whole-school approach to sustainability.


The Panel

Dr. Jessica Tipton, Head of Youth Networks Global Action Plan and Founder of UK Schools Sustainability Network
Dr. John Adam Patterson, Principal, St Vincent’s School for Sensory Impairment
Mr. Paul Edmond, Chief Finance Officer, Heart Academies Trust
Mrs. Wendy Litherland, Assistant Headteacher/ Director of Enrichment and Sustainability, Accrington St Christopher’s CE High School and Sixth Form
Miss Mireille Digard, Trust Sustainability Lead / Teacher of MFL and PSHE, The Education Alliance
Miss Pim Sullivan-Tailyour, UKSSN alumna & Board member for Youth Voice & Empowerment
Year 13 UKSSN Board member for Diversity & Inclusion, Yorkshire & Humber Schools Sustainability Network


Learning outcomes

  • Understand the necessity and benefits of a whole-school approach to sustainability.  
  • Identify practical first steps to embed sustainability in the curriculum and operations.
  • Know where to go for further information and assistance on climate and sustainability in schools.


Target audience

  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • FE
  • Independent
  • Business Leaders
  • Assistant Heads
  • Deputy Heads
  • Headteachers
  • CEO/Trust Leaders


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