Teach the Future  England 

We're campaigning for Education Secretary Gillian Keegan and the Department for Education to implement our 4 specific policy asks:

  1. Review and revision of DfE’s Sustainability and Climate Change strategy to include measurable targets and provision of sufficient funding to deliver it.
  2. Adoption of our Climate Education Bill by Government.
  3. Inclusion of the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teacher training and a new professional teaching qualification.
  4. Substantial investment for the retrofitting of existing educational buildings.

You can read our full asks for more details. We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.

Our Climate Education Bill (in England and Wales) is currently making its way through parliament. If passed, it would integrate sustainability throughout the curriculum. For more information on the bill and what it would mean, read our briefing for MPs.

You can get in touch with us at england@teachthefuture.uk.

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Meet the team

Charlie Clift

"Surely, not withstanding the fact that we are tiny, fragile things, a moat of dust, orbiting 1 star amongst 400 billion, we must consider ourselves and our world to be inconceivably valuable." - Professor Brian Cox

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

Evie Rouxel

‘Activism is the rent I pay for living on this planet’ Alice Walker

Jamie Agombar

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

Jamie Burrell

Jodie Bailey-Ho

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

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

Karis Mcintyre

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

Natasha Pavey

“For there is always light. If only we’re brave enough to see it. If only we’re brave enough to be it.” - Amanda Gorman

Niamh Crisp-O'Brien

"All I know is that I’m here. And I’m alive. And I’m not alone." - Solitaire, Alice Oseman

Phoebe L. Hanson

"Be aware of the place where you are brought to tears. That's where your heart is and where your heart is, is where your treasure lies" from the book The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

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

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"

Policy documents

See our Curriculum for a Changing Climate

News in England

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Teach the Future Student Staff - National Organiser Reflections

Teach the Future Student Staff - National Organiser Reflections

Charlie Clift, Ellen Taylor & Alyson MacKay

December 4, 2023

We asked our current National Organisers to share their reflections on working for Teach the Future.

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£16.3 billion: the cost of net zero in UK schools

£16.3 billion: the cost of net zero in UK schools

UK National Organisers: Alyson MacKay, Charlie Clift, Ellen Taylor

October 6, 2023

Teach the Future and Energise launch new report on the cost on net zero in UK schools

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You Have a Right to Climate Education

You Have a Right to Climate Education

Ellen Taylor

October 4, 2023

A few weeks ago, on the 22nd of August, the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) published something very important - General Comment 26, on children’s rights and the environment, with a special focus on climate change. As a volunteer-led youth organisation campaigning for climate education, this could not be more perfect!

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Meetings with MPs, crowdfunding and a Welsh Parliamentary Reception: Teach the Future September Newsletter

Meetings with MPs, crowdfunding and a Welsh Parliamentary Reception: Teach the Future September Newsletter

Zoe Arnold and Alyson MacKay

September 16, 2023

Thank you so much for your continued support for our Teach the Future campaign. We are making real progress and have some exciting updates we'd like to share with you...

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What is Gillian Keegan saying about climate education?

What is Gillian Keegan saying about climate education?

Charlie

September 12, 2023

We wrote to Gillian Keegan: this is her response, and our response back.

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Our Meetings in Parliament: Bringing Youth Voice to the Table!

Our Meetings in Parliament: Bringing Youth Voice to the Table!

Charlie Clift

September 7, 2023

Over the past few months, Teach the Future England have been meeting with lots of MPs and Peers in parliament to discuss our new policy asks and how we can ensure our next government implements them.

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We've updated our England campaign asks

We've updated our England campaign asks

Charlie Clift

March 27, 2023

We've launch our new England campaign asks, which we updated to include our Climate Education Bill and to reflect the publication of the DfE's sustainability and climate change strategy.

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Sarah Dukes: A Teacher Making Our Dream A Reality

Sarah Dukes: A Teacher Making Our Dream A Reality

Sarah Dukes

February 23, 2023

Sarah Dukes, a teacher at The Chase School, discusses how she is embedding sustainability and climate education into her teaching.

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Curriculum for a Changing Climate - New Subjects Launched!

Curriculum for a Changing Climate - New Subjects Launched!

Rosa Strange

February 17, 2023

Teach the Future are excited to announce the latest addition to the Curriculum for a Changing Climate: Tracked Changes review of the national curriculum for England, with reports now complete for the English and Modern Foreign Language (MFL) curricula for KS3 and KS4. The updated curricula for English and MFL highlight the range of opportunities for climate change and sustainability to be integrated into these subjects throughout secondary school.

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Students visit Parliament to promote our Climate Education Bill

Students visit Parliament to promote our Climate Education Bill

Niamh Crisp-O'Brien

January 26, 2023

Two days ago, on Tuesday 24th January 2023, alongside a group of other Teach the Future volunteers, I visited parliament to host a drop-in briefing for MPs as our Climate Education Bill was being presented in parliament by Nadia Whittome, MP for Nottingham East.