Climate Chaos Response Toolkit
Passionate students are not a new thing. But the recent global walkout of over 1.4million young people over the lack of Climate Action is unprecedented. This is new territory for schools –as recognised by the National Association of Headteachers with a motion pledging to support pupils to express their views and influence policy on climate change.
The schools we spoke to told us they were uncertain of how to respond to the school strikes, and how to channel this excitement into constructive action, so we launched the Climate Chaos Response Toolkit to help teachers build on the enthusiasm, and meet students demands to have their voice heard in a way which is safe and manageable for the leadership team. On 20 September, the day of the next global strike for climate, we're launching Transform Our World, a new online resource hub for teachers which will host this toolkit and other resources for young people to empower environmental action. Until then, this is where you get this toolkit - click below to download.
The Climate Chaos Response toolkit is a free, practical resource to provide simple tools to support school leadership teams and governors to develop or build on their school’s positive response to the climate chaos.
The kit covers a range of resources for teachers to:
• help school leaders decide their approach to and position on the strikes and how to channel student energy
• equip staff to respond effectively to pupil concern and desire to be involved
• engage students with assembly plans and activities to build pupil insight into current global and national climate initiatives
• share what the school is doing and invite input where appropriate from interested stakeholders (i.e. parents) in how they can best support pupils.
"The toolkit is a great resource to help me prioritise and plan my management of the situation. It's straightforward and ticks all of the boxes for issues to consider." Caroline Vernon, Headteacher at Victoria Academy
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