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Sustainable Development Goals 

Intent Statement:  

Walthamstow Primary Academy aims to promote and embed the principles of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within its curriculum and ethos. It intends to provide pupils with a deep understanding of sustainable development and its global significance. It aims to encourage pupils to take an active role in addressing the challenges of sustainable development, ensuring they are well-prepared to contribute positively to society and the environment. 

  • Implementation

    Walthamstow Primary Academy aims to implement the Sustainable Development Goals in the following ways:

    1. Incorporating SDGs into the Curriculum:  

    Our curriculum is designed to integrate the SDGs across a range of subjects and year groups. Teachers will provide cross-curricular learning experiences that highlight the global challenges of sustainable development. The topics covered include poverty, hunger, climate change, biodiversity, water conservation, and gender equality. 
    2. Collaborative Approach:  

    At Walthamstow Primary Academy we foster collaboration among staff, pupils, parents, and the wider community to promote sustainable development. It builds partnerships with local businesses, environmental organisations, and community groups to support initiatives related to the SDGs. These partnerships enhance pupils' learning experiences and expose them to real-life examples of sustainable development practices. 
    3. Pupil Engagement:  

    Walthamstow Primary Academy encourages active pupil participation in sustainable development initiatives. It provides opportunities for pupil-led projects, such as Rights Respecting projects, eco-clubs, recycling programs, non-discrimination awareness, and energy-saving campaigns. Pupils are encouraged to take ownership of these projects, enabling them to develop leadership, problem-solving, and teamwork skills. 
    4. Global Perspectives: 

    Walthamstow Primary Academy promotes global awareness by exposing pupils to different cultures, countries, and their unique sustainable development challenges. It connects with partner schools around the world to facilitate knowledge exchange and collaborative projects. Pupils will engage in activities that foster cultural understanding, empathy, and a sense of global citizenship

  • Impact

    The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals at Walthamstow Primary Academy will result in the following impacts:

    1. Knowledge and Understanding:  

    Pupils acquire a comprehensive understanding of the SDGs, their relevance, and the global interconnectedness of sustainable development challenges. They gain a deep appreciation for the impact of their individual and collective actions on the environment and communities worldwide. 
    2. Engagement and Empowerment:  

    Pupils are actively involved in sustainability projects and are empowered to make a positive difference. Through participation in pupil-led initiatives, they develop a sense of agency and responsibility towards the environment and communities. This empowers them to become effective change-makers within their local and global contexts. 
    3. Holistic Development:  

    Our emphasis on sustainable development fosters the holistic development of all our pupils. Beyond academic achievements, they develop skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, empathy, and cultural understanding. These skills enable them to navigate real-world challenges and contribute positively to society. 
    4. Community and Global Partnerships:  

    Working in partnership with local businesses, environmental organisations, community groups, and partner schools, we will foster a sense of community and connection. This will strengthen community ties and broadens pupils' horizons, enabling them to appreciate the diverse perspectives needed to tackle sustainable development challenges effectively.

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