Seven Steps

The Seven Steps to Green Flag success

Before starting your Eco-Schools journey you will need to find a member of staff from your school who is willing to volunteer to become your Eco-Coordinator. Most Eco-Coordinators (from our 18,600 registered Eco-Schools) are geography or science teachers, form tutors, heads of year or even deputy/head teachers.

Once they have agreed to help and registered your school you will be able to start working on the Seven Steps.

Working towards a Green Flag can help your school gain a positive Ofsted report as well as boosting your CV or UCAS application form. Our Seven Steps Skills document shows some of the skills you will develop when working towards our Green Flag award.

Step 1 Eco-Comittee

A group of likeminded students from each year group who take the lead in introducing, running and developing the Eco-Schools programme in a way that suits their school needs.

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Step 2 Environmental Review

An environmental checklist carried out by students to assess which of the ten Eco-Schools topics will be worked on to achieve Green Flag success.

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Step 3 Action Plan

What, where, when, who and how students will take action on either three or five of the Eco-Schools topics.

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Step 4 Curriculum Links

An opportunity for students to work closely with teachers to highlight where environmental issues are covered in class.

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Step 5 Informing and Involving

Inviting everyone in the school community to get involved in your Eco-Schools work and celebrate with #EcoSchools and #GreenFlag

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Step 6 Monitoring and Evaluation

How has your Eco-Schools work made a difference? No matter how small, we guarantee it has.

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Step 7 Eco-Code

Unite your school and community with a memorable Eco-Schools slogan that reflects your commitment to making a positive change.

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Green Flag Assessment

Everything you need to know about the Green Flag application process.

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