Teach the Future  Scotland 

We're campaigning for the Scottish Government to implement 4 specific policy asks, which you can read about below.
We hope that these asks will achieve our vision of broad climate and environmental education.

Our Scottish campaign has two parent organisations, Fridays For Future Scotland and National Union of Students Scotland. We are supported by SOS-UK (Students Organising for Sustainability UK).

Our volunteers, supported by staff, have created four asks for the Scottish Government which we ask the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills to adopt. These have been developed specifically for education in Scotland. We first presented these at our Parliamentary Reception to MSPs, Councillors, students and stakeholders on the 22nd March 2023. You can read about the event in our blog post.

Our campaign asks for Jenny Gilruth MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills:

ASK 1: Mainstream inclusion of climate justice education across the curriculum

ASK 2: Inclusion of the climate emergency and ecological crisis in teacher education and a new professional teaching qualification

ASK 3: Increased priority for sustainability in school inspections

ASK 4: Educational buildings put at the front of the queue to be retrofitted to net-zero standards

You can read more about our process and details on each asks in our full policy document here.

You can get in contact with us at scotland@teachthefuture.uk.
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Meet the team

Alyson Mackay

"Nothing about us without us - social justice motto"

Sonya Peres

"From the very beginning of the world, the other species were a lifeboat for the people. Now, we must be theirs." - Robin Wall Kimmerer

Tess Corcoran

"you are somebody's something, but you are also your you." - John Green

Policy documents

An outline of the changes our Climate Education Bill would enact regarding education in England and Wales.

An outline of the changes our Climate Education Bill would enact regarding education in England and Wales.

Report on the estimated costs of achieving Net Zero in Primary and Secondary Schools in the United Kingdom. Prepared by Energise (pro-bono) for Teach the Future. September 2023.

Report on the estimated costs of achieving Net Zero in Primary and Secondary Schools in the United Kingdom. Prepared by Energise (pro-bono) for Teach the Future. September 2023.

The full text of Teach the Future's Westminster bill currently progressing through UK parliament. If passed, it would embed climate education throughout the English and Welsh curricula.

The full text of Teach the Future's Westminster bill currently progressing through UK parliament. If passed, it would embed climate education throughout the English and Welsh curricula.

A document we commissioned from Energise outlining a cost estimate for the retrofitting of all education buildings across the UK to net zero standards.

A document we commissioned from Energise outlining a cost estimate for the retrofitting of all education buildings across the UK to net zero standards.

Previous policy works

Policy documents

See our Curriculum for a Changing Climate

Report on the estimated costs of achieving Net Zero in Primary and Secondary Schools in the United Kingdom. Prepared by Energise (pro-bono) for Teach the Future. September 2023.

Other documents

Previous documents

News in Scotland

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Are You a Voter for Climate?

Are You a Voter for Climate?

Mystaya Brémaud

January 27, 2024

The elections of today have higher stakes than ever before. We need politicians to be taking action if we are to prevent climate catastrophe, and our votes and political engagement are an essential part of how we show politicians what we care about.

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The RAAC Crisis is a Sustainability Issue

The RAAC Crisis is a Sustainability Issue

Mystaya Brémaud

January 12, 2024

After collapsing school buildings hit the headlines in September last year, the government's pledges to solve the RAAC crisis are suffering the same fate as their promises to reduce global warming. Yet, retrofitting to remove RAAC could help us also take action to mitigate the climate crisis

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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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Teach the Future in the Nations: How do the Welsh and Scottish campaign asks differ?

Teach the Future in the Nations: How do the Welsh and Scottish campaign asks differ?

Yasmine Ghorayeb & Alyson MacKay

September 22, 2023

An overview on how the Welsh and Scottish Teach the Future campaigns differ!

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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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Learning for Sustainability Scotland Action Plan

Learning for Sustainability Scotland Action Plan

Alyson MacKay

June 23, 2023

Information and support for the Learning for Sustainability Scotland Action Plan.

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Scotland Parliamentary Reception: One Month On

Scotland Parliamentary Reception: One Month On

Alyson MacKay

April 26, 2023

Reflections and updates from what the Scotland team have been up to, one month on from the Parliamentary Reception

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Scotland Parliamentary Reception and Updated Asks

Scotland Parliamentary Reception and Updated Asks

Alyson MacKay

March 29, 2023

Highlights from the Teach the Future Scotland Parliamentary Reception and their updated campaign asks.