Are you passionate about Learning for Sustainability? Would you like to work with other practitioners to share practice, ideas and help build an exciting movement for change? If so, then Education Scotland would like to invite you to apply to become one of their new Learning for Sustainability Peer Mentors. Apply by Friday 12th January 2024.
Learning for Sustainability Action Plan
In June 2023, the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills launched Target 2030: A Movement for People, Planet and Prosperity. This refreshed Learning for Sustainability action plan aims to ensure that:
The Learning for Sustainability action plan includes a focus on climate change education, outdoor learning, global citizenship, children’s rights, social justice, and equalities.
A national Call to Action was launched on 6th December to encourage people across Scotland to work together to achieve Target 2030.
What will the peer mentors do?
Education Scotland has been tasked with establishing a Learning for Sustainability (LfS) Peer Mentor Network to deliver on the ambitions of the Learning for Sustainability Action Plan. They’re looking for peer mentors to work with early learning and childcare, primary, ASN, secondary and community learning and development settings to help them develop their practice and to support their journeys towards effective whole setting approaches to Learning for Sustainability. The period from 1st February to the 31st March is the pilot phase of the programme and the LfS Peer Mentors involved will play an exciting role in establishing the new national network.
Activities may include aspects of the following:
Who should apply?
To apply to be an LfS Peer Mentor you should:
Education Scotland will provide cover costs to settings to allow LfS Peer Mentors to be released. Alternatively, mentors may be commissioned to undertake work in their own time. Where relevant, please consult your headteacher, head of centre, line manager before applying to confirm that they are able to release you to undertake activities. FREE bespoke professional learning for mentors will be provided at training days on 6th and 7th February.
Following the pilot phase, a short evaluation of success of the network will be conducted to inform decisions regarding next steps. Anyone involved as a mentor in the pilot phase will be contacted in due course to let them know whether a further opportunity to be involved beyond 31st March will be made available.
How to apply
To apply, please complete this short online form no later than 5pm on Friday 12th January. You will be contacted early in the new year regarding your application.
If you have any questions, please email Ian Menzies, Senior Education Officer, Education Scotland.