There are now UK regional networks established in Avon, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, London, Mersey Region, Midlands, Oxford, Somerset and Surrey, with further networks being developed in Devon, East of England, Greater Manchester, Northumberland and Yorkshire & Humber. A similar network has also set up in Ireland. The networks provide students and staff with a way to connect with peers, share ideas and resources, collaborate on local, national and international initiatives, and develop personal, social and workplace skills.
In spring 2021 the UK Schools Sustainability Network (UKSSN) was formed as an umbrella to bring all these regional networks together. The UKSSN meets a few times per term online to bring student and staff reps together from all the regional networks. They also meet for specific projects and activities.
Most schools in the networks are secondary but students and staff often work on environmental projects with local primaries.
International twinning is also being set up with schools in Bulgaria, Kenya, Korea, Malawi, Nepal and South Africa.
Each regional network has a staff branch to act as a support network for educators from various disciplines and school roles to share resources and ideas. There is a UKSSN staff networking group (with offshoots for school business leaders, subject specialists, and for primary and secondary staff) that interacts online and occasionally meets in person for away days around the UK.
In spring 2022 we set up a representative board of 5 students (from Avon, Berks, London, Mersey & Yorkshire regions) and 2 staff (teaching and operations) that will meet twice per term to make decisions about the governance, aims and projects of UKSSN.
The regional networks are run at grassroots level - often centred around a hub school - and the whole network is now hosted and supported by Global Action Plan to enable wider reach.
Our mission statement & aims
In spring 2022 we agreed that our Mission Statement is to make our schools, communities, regions and countries more aware of the climate and nature crises, and ultimately more sustainable, through…
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