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The Climate Action Route Map (CARM) for schools and settings is to support school senior leaders to provide high quality climate education through 10 steps based on established good practice and evidence of what works. In making progress, against a backdrop of the declared climate emergency, schools/settings should adopt a strategic approach to provide an underpinning infrastructure supporting a journey to sustainability.

The CARM is available to all Leeds schools and settings from the Autumn term to co-incide with the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference being hosted by the UK in Glasgow inNovember and is an example of what school’s can do to contribute. The CARM is intended to inspire and support schools and settings’ contribution to the provision of high quality climate education and associated climate action in school through e.g.:

  • designating a member of SLT with a remit for Climate Education

  • reviewing current school provision and curriculum for learning about Climate Education

  • increasing opportunities for greater pupil voice and participation on an issue that motivates c&yp, and

  • developing a school climate education statement

Invariably schools/settings will be at different stages and the Route Map should be viewed in that context; even the most advanced schools/settings will have something to gain as it provides the latest advice, guidance and support on everything from policy and resources to effectively engaging pupil voice and participation in developing Climate education provision.

The Climate Action Route Map for schools and settings is available to download in our resource section at no cost to schools. Alternatively, for more help and support with the CARM please contact