Action 1 and Action 6 in the NCEAP focus on accredited continuing professional development (CPD) for school and college staff, and a national scheme of quality assurance for climate education teaching resources. THE NCEAP Group is taking forward several pieces of work in response.
A group of organisations, led by the RMetS and Geographical Association, is working on a pilot to quality assure climate-related resources. At the meeting of the Group in autumn 2023, it is intended for there to be a report regarding the pilot and a plan for how it can be rolled out to more resource providers. Aligned with this work, the Group also hope to create a checklist for teachers to help them make their decisions about the quality of resources.
The Group identified a gap in resource provision for SEND pupils and settings, and are in the process of forming a small working group to look into this. If you would like to be involved, please email email@example.com.
It's understood that teachers would benefit considerably from greater guidance regarding which CPD resources are right for them, and how to access and identify them. EAUC are leading work to map this provision, the latest version of which will be reviewed at the NCEAP Group meeting in autumn 2023. Finally, a group of organisations is mapping where and how climate could, or should, feature within the existing curriculum.