Pupils meet with the headteacher and school governors to discuss introducing an energy policy

Freshford Church School, Friday, 29 November 2019
10 Communicator KS1, KS2, KS3

What you did

The energy team spoke with the headmaster so as to introduce a policy about turning off electrical equipment during the holidays. 

Activity description

Things to consider when writing a school energy policy:

  1. Who has responsibility for energy?
  2. How will progress be monitored?
  3. How will progress  be communicated to everyone in the school?
  4. Is your school willing to invest staff time  and money in energy saving?
  5. How will the energy policy link to other school policies such as procurement (buying) or the school development plan?
Ideas you could include in your school energy policy:
  1.  Create an Energy Team to ensure that the actions decided upon are carried out. 
  2. Review this energy management matrix
  3. Regularly monitor and evaluate energy use in order to establish a baseline and enable easy identification of problems. 
  4. Create an Action Plan and ensure the whole school understands it and is aware of the actions, including their individual responsibilities. 
  5. Set an energy performance improvement target.
  6. Monitor energy use and progress against the targets in your Action Plan.
  7. Communicate regularly with the whole school community, informing them of progress made and ways to improve further. 

Energy Sparks supports Freshford Church School in partnership with Bath and NE Somerset Council and Schools Climate Network