Teach the Future  England 

We're campaigning for Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to implement 3 specific policy asks, which you can read about in our policy guide here.
We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.

Our English campaign has two parent organisations, the UK Student Climate Network and Students Organising for Sustainability UK.
You can get in touch with us at england@teachthefuture.uk.

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Meet the team

Aoife Mercedes

"I am not free while any woman is unfree, even when her shackles are very different from my own" - Audre Lorde

Bea Harrison

"“It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.”

Cassie Hobson

"If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity" - Albert Einstein

Charlie Sweetman

Chloé Hawryluk

When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace' - Jimi Hendrix

Clare Rodger

"Nature: a place where birds fly around uncooked"- Oscar Wilde

Daniel Tucker Bailey

"To you from failing hands we throw the torch, be yours to hold it high" - Lt. Col. John McCrae

Eleanor AM

‘Now we’re going to do the most human thing of all: attempt something futile with a ton of unearned confidence and fail spectacularly!’ – Michael, ‘The Good Place’ 2×10

Emily Masters

"If the plan doesn't work, change the plan, but never the goal." - Unknown Author

Filipa Moreira

'If protecting your energy and refusing to entertain things that don't nourish your soul makes you a "bitch"- then go ahead. Be a bitch.' - Florence Given

Grace Corn

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." Alice Walker

Henry Webb

Hans Rosling - "you can't use media if you want to understand the world"

Isabella Bridgman

"Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light." - Dylan Thomas

Isla Casson

Those who do not move, do not notice their chains

Isobel Cammish

"You don’t just give up. You don’t just let things happen. You make a stand! You say no! You have the guts to do what’s right, even when everyone else just runs away.” - Rose Tyler, Doctor Who

Jamie Agombar

Groucho Marx. "Why should I care about future generations? What have they ever done for me?"

Jamie Burrell

Earth > Money The only word equation you should remember

Jodie Bailey-Ho

“if the kids are united then we'll never be divided”

Joe Brindle

“I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo. “So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” J.R.R. Tolkien – LOTR: The Fellowship of The Rin

Josh Tregale

There is no right way to protest because that's what protest is. It can't be considered 'right' by the system that it's protesting. - Trevor Noah

Jude Daniel Smith

Every man is guilty of the good he did not do' - Voltaire

Karan Baishkiyar

"Concern should drive us into action and not into a depression" - Pythagoras

Karis Mcintyre

“The secret to doing anything is believing you can do it” - Bob Ross

Kieran Kiggell

"We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children"- Native American Proverb

Lily Hobday

“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” – Chinese Proverb

Mary Glasby

Gandhi - 'be the change you wish to see in the world'

Mary Skuodas

“We are just an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. That makes us something very special.” - Stephen Hawkin

Ogorchukwu Ozor

If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” —Shirley Chisholm

Oliver Slaughter

Quinn Runkle

Dr Martin Luther King Jr "The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."

Scarlett Westbrook

"Cause you never think that the last time is the last time. You think there will be more. You think you have forever, but you don't." -Meredith Grey, Grey’s Anatomy

Serena Murdoch

"When you realise the value of all life, you dwell less on what is past and concentrate more on the preservation of the future." - Diane Fossey

Sophie Price

"Change is the end result of all true learning" Leo Buscaglia

Thiziri Boussaid

"No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind. - Taylor Swift"

Zamzam Ibrahim

"...nah" - Rosa Parks

Zaqiya Cajee

"If there is a climate change problem, it is in large part a justice problem" Mary Robinson

News in England

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Our School Kids' Toxic Future

Our School Kids' Toxic Future

Nadeem Lobner

January 31, 2021

Toxic waste. Industrial liquid sludge. These are not words we want to associate with schools. However, the stark reality is, there are schools where there is toxic waste, hazardous materials, and unknown waste lying underneath their very floors.

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Science, not emotion, must be at the heart of teaching climate change in schools

Science, not emotion, must be at the heart of teaching climate change in schools

The Telegraph

December 23, 2020

According to Joe Brindle, campaign coordinator at Teach the Future, this is more than good sense: it is vital. “If we want to transition to net zero, then we need a generation of students – and then workers – who understand the problems we are facing and can contribute to the solutions,” he says. According to the campaign’s research, however, “just 4 per cent of pupils feel that they know a lot about climate change, while 75 per cent of teachers feel that they haven’t received adequate training to be able to educate students about the subject.”

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“Commandeering” the curriculum for the climate-a response to Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector

“Commandeering” the curriculum for the climate-a response to Amanda Spielman, Ofsted Chief Inspector

Grace Corm

December 3, 2020

Yesterday, The Guardian published an article entitled ‘Ofsted chief resists calls to make England school curriculum more diverse’ reporting on Amanda Spielman’s speech launching Ofsted’s Annual report. In her speech, Spielman argued against our calls for reform of the education system in response to the climate crisis.

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Climate Education for a Change

Climate Education for a Change

William Scott

November 9, 2020

There is now considerable (though by no means universal) agreement with the idea that young people in schools should have an entitlement to learn in some detail about the climate problems we face, and what they individually and collectively might do in terms of adaptation and mitigation. In what follows, NAEE Chair of Trustees, Bill Scott, explores some of the issues using material that NAEE has recently presented at conferences.

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Invest in net-zero schools: our submission to the Comprehensive Spending Review

Invest in net-zero schools: our submission to the Comprehensive Spending Review

Joe Brindle

September 23, 2020

"Teach the Future recommends accelerated and consistent delivery of investment into the energy efficiency and carbon reduction of school buildings in the CSR and presents the argument, methodology, and costing for a zero-carbon education estate."

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What is the Climate Emergency Education Bill?

What is the Climate Emergency Education Bill?

Joe Brindle

July 20, 2020

In England, we are pushing for an English Climate Emergency Education Bill, and in Scotland, we are pushing for a Scottish Climate and Biodiversity Emergency Bill. Both are very simple, and I thought it would be a good idea to explain them a bit here.

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Retraining Revolution

Retraining Revolution

Charlie Sweetman

July 3, 2020

Earlier this week, on Monday 28th June, it has been reported that Chancellor Rishi Sunak hasrequested advice from every governmental departmentas to how to best support a "retraining revolution."

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53 leading environment and education organisations write to the Chancellor

53 leading environment and education organisations write to the Chancellor

Joe Brindle

June 29, 2020

53 leading environment and education organisations have today written to the Chancellor calling for a Green Recovery for Education.

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Our calls for school investment have been heard, but more is needed.

Our calls for school investment have been heard, but more is needed.

Joe Brindle

June 29, 2020

Today the government has announced that they plan to invest £1bn into a ten-year school retrofit and rebuilding plan, this comes after Teach the Future has been pushing for a Green Recovery for Education, a similar but significantly more ambitious 10-year retrofit plan.

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Our response to Gavin Williamson: £1bn is not enough.

Our response to Gavin Williamson: £1bn is not enough.

Joe Brindle

June 29, 2020

Today Zamzam Ibrahim, NUS President, and I have written to Gavin Williamson, the Secretary of State for Education in response to today's announcement of £1bn school rebuilding and retrofitting investment.