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!

 

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.