The University of Bath's Centre for Research in Education and the Environment [CREE] has now completed its external evaluation report of the GOSW-funded sustainable schools training programme which had been carried out by a consortium of local authorities and third sector organisations. Internal programme evaluations indicated broad, positive participant satisfaction. However, the external evaluation concluded that there could have been greater challenge provided to participants’ existing views and practice, and more critique offered to assumptions about the idea of a ‘sustainable school’. For example, the external evaluation felt that a pervading emphasis on the doorway metaphor encouraged a fragmented approach to the issues, and militated against schools’ looking at sustainability in the round. The evaluation report will be circulated in a few weeks, and will feature here.