Full Eco School Status and Green Flag Award

Devonshire house received the full Eco Schools status and Green Flag award at the end of the summer term 2014!

 

Eco-Schools and Silver Award logos

 

This is the criteria the school met to achieve this:

Green Flag award criteria

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 Eco-Committee includes a parent  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

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 contains development of any policies made that cover the nine topics, this should include a Green Procurement policy.
  • 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, these were Energy, Waste and School Grounds.