Project information

Climate Confident Teachers

Creating climate change confident teachers! Wicked Weather Watch will support 40 primary teachers with training and make our KS2 resources available to over 13000 teachers so they can inspire the next generation to know and care about climate change.

December 2018 - June 2019

Charity information: Wicked Weather Watch

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  • Need

    Need

    Climate change is one of the biggest issues facing our planet, and especially the next generation. And yet it is not a specific topic within the primary school curriculum. Teachers tell us that they are unsure how to integrate climate change into everyday lessons, and do not have quality resources available to them.

    Children love to learn about the wider world, deserve to know about such a critical issue, and have the opportunity and choice to act on their future.

    Solution

    We will inspire and equip teachers to effectively teach about climate change, enabling them to make learning fun, creative, informative and action-oriented for their pupils.

    We will do this through making our KS2 Scheme of Work and other teaching materials available nationally through the Teachit Primary website, and by training at least 40 teachers about climate change, the resources that are available to them and how they fit with the national curriculum across several relevant subjects.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To make high quality teaching resources available nationally.


    Activities

    » A partnership with Teachit Primary that will give 99,000 teachers awareness of and access to a suite of climate change resources and lesson plans.

    What success will look like

    Teachit Primary will track the number of: visits to the WWW page on their website; downloaded resources; open and click-through rates from newsletters and social media hits.


    Aim 2

    Train 40 teachers on the issue of climate change and how to integrate it into everyday lessons.


    Activities

    » Run at least 4 workshops that showcase WWW climate change resources and take teachers through where they fit with the national curriculum.

    What success will look like

    The number of teachers attending the training events; feedback from teachers on how confident they feel to teach climate change; number of subsequent downloads of resources.


  • Impact

    Impact

    There will be a cadre of trained and inspired primary teachers who feel confident to teach their pupils - the next generation - about climate change, one of the most important issues facing us today. Their legacy will be inspiring at least 1200 pupils each year to know and care about climate change, and to give them the tools to take individuals actions to mitigate its impact. And a lot of small, individual actions will make a big, long-lasting impact on our planet.

    Risk

    Teachers might not have time to attend workshops. This will be dealt with by offering several dates, keeping the workshop to half a day and running the events for free for the teachers to increase the likelihood of attendance.

    Reporting

    Donors will receive 6 month and end of project narrative and financial reports. They would also be welcome to be an observer at a teaching training workshop.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £6,500

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,100 Teachit Partnership Hosting of materials, promotion of the resources and events on the Teachit Primary website.
      £2,000 Teacher Training Workshops Holding 4 workshops with at least 10 teachers per workshop.
      £2,400 Admin and Staff time Half a day p/w staff time to manage the Teachit partnership and organise workshops.
  • Background

    Location

    The teacher training workshops will take place in the South West across Bath, Bristol and Gloucestershire. The area has a long tradition of engaging with global and green issues. There are strong teaching networks willing to try new topics and to make what can be difficult subjects for children easily accessible, fun and inspiring.

    Beneficiaries

    At least 40 teachers will benefit from participation in teacher training workshops meaning that they have the confidence to go back to the classroom and teach about climate change in an exciting way. At least 1200 will therefore also benefit by learning about climate change through fun, interactive activities.

    99,000 teachers nationally will have access to WWW resources, with expected take up of around 10,000 downloads.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    Nominated as finalists in the education category of the Bath Life Awards 2018, WWW is widely recognised across the area as having the skills and expertise to support teachers with fun, creative and engaging ways to teach about climate change.

    We have grown from working with just 16 schools in 2016 to over 75 schools in 2018, much of this through word of mouth and referrals. We offer most of our activities for free enabling all schools to participate no matter their location or situation

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Gill Johnson

    Gill is WWW's Director. Her passion to help young people to act on climate change combined with management skills will help deliver the project.

    Vicky Oram-Ahern

    As Schools Manager, Vicky has excellent relationships with all of our schools and Teachit. Her enthusiasm will help reach new and existing schools.

    Emma Espley

    Emma is a teacher and education guru. She successfully delivered previous WWW teacher workshops and will brilliantly facilitate the 4 in this project.

£50

Support 1 teacher to be climate change confident through funding their place at a training workshop.

Intersting course that has highlighted areas missing from my current curriculum. Good step by step guide with good resources. Really great subject knowledge and really like links with Wicked Weather Watch.

Mel Hirst, Teacher at Abbey Park Middle School and WWW workshop delegate.