Air pollution is a major environmental risk to health. It is estimated that nearly 9,500 deaths a year in London can be attributed to air pollution. Youths are among the most vulnerable to its effects, as their respiratory systems are still developing.
With this in mind, the Sustainability Team at Lambeth Council has established a grants scheme for secondary schools, colleges and universities in Lambeth.
Successful applications will be granted £2,500 to deliver air quality-related projects in their school(s).
Grants can be used to deliver one or multiple projects that promote sustainable travel, raise awareness of air pollution and/or promote greening.
Grants will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
The deadline to apply is 15 November 2019.
To find out more and apply please contact Sabrina Chiaretti.
Aim High - Secondary 2019
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Aim High 2019 is back by popular demand and we are delighted to invite pupils from years 8, 9 and 10 from all LSP subscribed secondary schools this year!
We will be holding all sessions at Lambeth Town Hall every day from Monday 14th October – Friday 18th October 2019.
What is Aim High?
Aim High’s fundamental purpose is to raise aspirations through exposing our pupils to inspirational and highly-successful black individuals from a range of professional and academic backgrounds. Our pupils will have the opportunity to hear about these individuals’ personal and professional journeys as well as a chance to ask questions.
In October 2018, more than 650 Black Caribbean pupils from Lambeth schools had the opportunity to listen to volunteer inspirational Black speakers from a range of professional and academic backgrounds.
Click here to see videos from last year’s events!
There will be a total of 15 hour-long sessions over the course of the school week, with two speakers at each session sharing their experiences, challenges and aspirations. There will be an opportunity for students to ask these professionals questions.
This year, in collaboration with Patrick Vernon, co-author of 100 Black Britons, we will be asking students at the end of each session to reflect on who they would nominate as an inspirational Black Briton and what makes an individual inspirational for a renewed version of the original book, published in 2004.
Who is invited?
This year, Aim High sessions are open to all LSP subscribed secondary schools
As the Raising the Game project is focused on Black Caribbean pupils, Aim High sessions are mainly – but not exclusively – for these pupils.
Pupils from years 8, 9 and 10 are invited – see below for the five sessions specifically for y8s, and then the other 10 sessions for y9s and 10s together.
There will be 15 sessions throughout the week (session schedule attached), with 50 places per session.
How do I sign pupils from my school up?
You will have received an email from Francesca Wickens, LSP Coordinator, with instructions, but if you haven’t please email Francesca Wickens.
Please see the full list of Speakers and Schedule (attached).
Please see the Parental Permission Slip for Aim High sessions (attached), to be completed for every student in attendance.
Please see the Consent Form for filming and photography (attached), to be completed for every student in attendance.
Places will be granted upon a first-come-first-served basis.
We really look forward to welcoming hundreds of students to Aim High, and hope you are as excited about this opportunity for students to be inspired by some very impressive individuals next month!
Sign Your Student Up Here
Please use 'Aim High - Secondary - Sign Up' as the email title when signing students up for the event.
Headteachers Working Together: Event - Documents & More
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Lambeth Schools Partnership - Headteachers Working Together Event - Friday 20th September 2019
The Lambeth Schools Partnership - Headteachers Working Together Events are a collaborative meeting of Lambeth headteachers that takes place three times per year. It works as a professional development and information update event. It enables headteachers to network, share successful practice and hear from key speakers about issues of national and local importance that impact on school leadership and pupils’ learning and achievement.
The focus of this Working Together Event was Quality of Education. The keynote speaker, Sean Harford, National Director of Education, Ofsted is responsible for the development of policy and guidance in relation to inspections in Early Years, Schools, and Further Education and Skills. This session also included a discussion between headteachers regarding their curriculum development and preparation for inspection in this area. Shola Ingram, Headteacher, St Mark's C of E Primary School delivered a summary of St Marks's C of E Primary School's recent Ofsted inspection.
1. National Director, Education, Ofsted, Sean Harford - Education Inspection Framework, Inspecting The Substance of Education
2. St Mark's C of E Primary School, Headteacher, Shola Ingram - Ofsted Inspection - Summary
The Headteachers Working Together Event encompassed a wide variety of important updates and presentations:
3. Director of Education & Learning, Cathy Twist - Building For The Future, Education & Learning in Lambeth
4. Andrea Parker & Jayne Mitchell - Working Groups Update
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The full list of documents available are highlighted in bold and numbered. Lambeth Schools Partnership subscribers will have full access to these documents once logging into the system. If the link doesn't work simply login to the system and search 'Headteachers Working Together Event' - see the article, documents are attached.
Non-subscribing schools will have to subscribe to the partnership to gain access. Please click on here and then on the Buy Now button to subscribe and view the documents.
Additional Documents Available:
5. Headteachers Working Together - Agenda
6. Headteachers Working Together - Evaluation Form
If you have any difficulties accessing the documents please contact us.
FREE: Restorative Justice Training - Combating Hate Crime & Discrimination
Why Me? delivers a service supporting victims of crime and participants through the Restorative Justice process and are offering FREE Restorative Justice Training to Lambeth schools.
Restorative Justice is a process where harmed people can have a dialogue with harmers in a carefully controlled, expertly-facilitated setting. It could be a face to face meeting or a simple exchange of letters. This process has helped thousands of victims to get answers about why they became victims of harmful incidents, and to get closure for any wrongdoing committed against them.
Restorative Justice Training would be beneficial to those who are:
Managing difficult disputes that contain an element of discrimination
Looking at dealing with disputes in a more constructive way
Why Me? are visiting schools in Lambeth and Southwark to provide FREE training on Restorative Justice for hate incidents.
Why Me? also have a team of 12 experienced Restorative Justice facilitators, who are fully equipped to mediate any disputes between pupils for FREE.
Solar Panels: Lambeth Schools
Lambeth Community Solar (LCS) is installing solar panels at two local schools and launching a community share offer.
LCS is a pioneering borough-wide energy co-op. With a big ambition to install community-owned solar panels and lead Lambeth towards a green, sustainable and inclusive future – in partnership with local residents, businesses, community groups and Lambeth Council.
In October, LCS will be installing solar panels at Elmgreen and Norwood Schools. Both schools have been actively involved: a Norwood student-designed LCS logo; and LCS has delivered workshops on climate change and taken students from both schools for paid work experience installing solar panels at a changemaker lab.
Cllr Claire Holland Comments
Cllr Claire Holland, Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council and Cabinet lead on Environment & Clean Air, said: “I’m so proud that we have this pioneering community programme here in Lambeth that will help lower the carbon footprint of the borough with locally produced solar electricity. It is imperative that our young people are equipped with the knowledge to live low-carbon lifestyles from a young age, and through this project, they will learn firsthand about clean energy supplies and its benefit for both individuals and our climate.”
The schools can buy discounted electricity generated from the solar panels, with surplus energy exported to the grid. We expect the schools to save £27,000 over the projects’ lifetime.
The project will prevent 30 tonnes of CO2 emissions being released into the atmosphere each year, equal to what 3,500 trees (more than in Brockwell Park!) take out of the atmosphere.
LCS works in partnership with Repowering London to develop community energy projects, bringing power to the people:
Installing community-owned solar panels to generate clean, green electricity for schools, businesses and community buildings
Providing training opportunities for all ages with schools, colleges, and community groups
Providing energy audits for Lambeth residents, helping them to save money and reduce the energy they use
Piloting innovative ways to deliver electricity on Lambeth estates, reducing residents’ bills
From 18 September to 8 November 2019, LCS will launch a community share offer to raise £137,000 to purchase and install solar panels. Anyone with a UK bank account can invest £100 or more and Lambeth residents under 25 can invest from £50. LCS states that over the lifetime of the project (20 years), investors can expect an average 3% return on investment.
With the profits, LCS will not only repay our investors with interest but also create a Community Fund of £33,000. This fund will benefit schools and the community, supporting education, energy advice and innovation.
£1 shares for Lambeth
LCS has stated that all investors become members of the co-op. Lambeth residents can become members of the co-op with a symbolic £1 share, keeping the co-op inclusive. All co-op members have an equal say.
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