Changes to the Sustainable Schools Alliance
The Sustainable Schools Alliance (SSA) is a project of SEEd.
From 2014 to 2018 the SSA has consisted of a network of member organisations whose aim was to provide a clear and compelling offer of support to all schools in the country, and help them to put sustainability at the heart of what they do. This has included work done on the Sustainability Doorways, and on methods for Whole School Approaches.
In December 2018 the SEEd Board of Trustees approved a set of changes to the SSA which they believe will improve the way that it functions, and its usefulness to schools.
Previously the SSA has been made of up organisations supporting schools to embed a Whole School Approach into their institution. This will no longer be the case. Instead, from January 2019 the SSA will be a network of schools, who can show that they are actively working towards a Whole School Approach. These schools can sign up for £100 a year, which includes membership of SEEd, and will then have access to resources, learning, mentoring and support, from both previous SSA work, and from a network of sustainable schools across the UK.
The Sustainable Schools Alliance will now be a network of schools at different stages of embedding a Whole School Approach to Sustainability; able to share practice, learn from each other, and from the resources and support available here.
Being a member of the SSA will also give member schools all the benefits of SEEd membership. Allowing them to showcase their work and stories through the SEEd Newsletter and on the SEEd Website, as well as access other resources and evidence available through SEEd. Members will also be invited to share their news and stories on the SSA Website through blogs.
For those organisations who have been a part of the SSA for the last five years we say a huge thank you for being part of this project and helping to to get it so far. And while the nature of the SSA is changing, we invite you, and any other organisations working on Whole School Approaches, to become part of the new SSA Steering Group, which will continue to help design and deliver support for schools wishing to embed sustainability into their campus, curriculum, and community.