The DfE has launched its new environmental education strategy for consultation. Actually, they called it a (draft) Sustainability & Climate Change strategy (for the education & children’s services systems). You can read it here.
There are 5 mentions of curriculum, but none of them promise to reform / extend / change /develop / ... it. So, the Nick Gibb line that what the national curriculum says is adequate as it gives schools a direction and a sound base to build on, remains. Of course, it was never really Gibb's line, it was the DfE's; Gibb was only the reliably on-message mouthpiece. The prior emphasis on the curriculum being "knowledge-rich" also remains, as so it should. After all, who'd want what young people learn to be knowledge-poor?
Also encouraged to see this- but does it go far enough? We are currently working with some universities to deliver some Edible Campus'. Creating food growing and outdoor learning classrooms for trainee teachers on university sites to access as part of their training. Might this be something Bath University might like to explore?
Thank you. I was hoping for something in the document to inspire curriculum thinking. Surely we can work on that as well as the need to improve schools in terms of carbon output. All jobs are going to be "green jobs" that is a challenge for the curriculum and styles of learning. And it is all jobs not just those of the well qualified. Success for All.