Description/achievement of initiative
To embed sustainable development and global citizenship themes and concepts within all areas of teaching and learning. To develop new educational programmes for sustainability. To develop an internationalisation programme.
1. Development of an ESDGC within a curriculum developmetn group (CDG). Development of an approved ESDGC Policy3. Development of clear objectives and targets which are auditable - contained within a written ESDGC strategy 4. Development of a sustainability survey 5. Delivery of staff training 6. Development of supporting resources, including signposting on the college portal 7. Development of the college website with a specific area related to sustainability 8. Development of curriculum materials and methods of delivery for sustainability as part of a partnership programme.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
1. To work with Engage Training to develop sustainability related learning programmes
2. To work with Cynnal Cymru (sustain Wales) as a partner
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Objectives for embedding ESDGC will be overseen by the Bridgend College Curriculum Development Group (CDG). The group Chair is the Assistant Principal for Finance and Resources and attended by the Deans of Faculty, Assistant Principal for Learner Services, Health Safety and Sustainable Development Manager, other members of staff. Annual assessment of progress is made publicly available via an integrated health, safety and sustainable development report.Notes: Sustainability is a key priority of the Welsh Government via the Wellbeing of Future Generations Act 2105. ESDGC will be a statutory duty within the education minister's portfolio. Bridgend College is a signatory of the Welsh Sustainable Development Charter. ESDGC forms part of the ESTYN framework for inspection of schools and colleges in Wales.
Bridgend College, Students and members of the local community, ESDGC partnership, Engage Training, Cynnal Cymru,