Hot topics this week: Plastic free schools
As educators, we teach our pupils about the importance of recycling and the environment but are we, as a school, practicing what we preach? We had a discussion on Primary School Leaders earlier in year about the use of plastic straws with the children's milk and it caused a huge amount of schools to look into how they can reduce their own use of plastic.
The DfE have backed the Authors4Oceans organisation, encouraging schools to enter the ‘Oceans Are NOT Rubbish’ competition, asking schools to create a sculpture of an endangered seabird or creature from plastic waste. It’s open to UK students in Years 3-8. This could be a big project for your school to get involved in and make a big difference to the planet!
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Also popular this week:
- MAT leaders - our new sister group - was launched and the community has more than 150 members already [MAT Leaders, Facebook]
- Some members have been asking about how to get co-opted governors. [Primary School Governors, Facebook]
- Members have been wanting a list of policies that staff need to read and sign [MAT Leaders, Facebook]
- Action plans for middle leaders have been on some members minds [Primary School Leaders, Facebook]
SIAMS SEF - guidance and suggestions:
Some of our schools are faith schools and inevitably at this time of year we are looking at our SEFs. How is your SIAMs SEF structured? Do you have any words of wisdom to offer?
Need help with your SEF? View 'Tips for writing your school self-evaluation form (SEF)' - membership required for download.
As ever, please leave any thoughts in the comments below and have a great week!
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