Eco-Schools and Sustainability

Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) has been an important and high-profile initiative which we have embraced whole heartedly. Tavernspite School is recognised locally and across Wales for its high regard to environmental welfare and its work on sustainability. We have an Eco-Committee made up of pupils across the school which is very proactive in driving forward new initiatives resulting from their regular meetings.

Their (pupils’) understanding of sustainable development is excellent.’ (Estyn Inspectorate for schools in Wales)

‘The promotion of sustainable development is an outstanding feature of the school. The school has achieved the Platinum Eco Schools Award and has official ‘Fairtrade’ status’.

Our excellent work on providing environmental education has been recognized through the Eco-Schools Scheme. We have received the highest accolade – the Platinum Sustainable Schools Award and were once voted the ‘Welsh Eco-School of the Year’.

Mr Phelps holding the Bertie Bass modelESD links are very firmly embedded in our curriculum and the children have numerous opportunities to develop relevant skills and knowledge. As part of our sustainability work we carry out extensive recycling, manage water and energy waste carefully and a range of other sustainable initiatives. our current focus is 'Turning the Tide'on plastics. We regularly oragnise local beach cleans and are continually working towards reducing our use of single use plastics. 

We  have solar panels on the roof. These are photovoltaic panels and provide us with electrical power. Any surplus electricity is sold back to the National Grid. There is a display unit in the school foyer whch children, parents and visitors enjoy looking at to see how much solar energy is created at any given time and the amount of carbon emissions we have reduced.

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EXCELLENT Standards at Tavernspite School (Estyn 2018)

Estyn Comments

"Pupils at Tavernspite School achieve excellent standards".

"The federation's leadership team have a powerful vision.  They establish high expectations with a strong focus on teaching and learning and share skills and expertise highly successfully".

"The quality of care, support and guidance is excellent".

"Exemplary Provision and Standards" "Excellent" "Very high standard" "Exceptional Progress" "Highly Effective"

Sector Leading Health Promoting School National Quality Award Sector Leading and Outstanding Practice as an Outdoor School Platinum Eco-Schools Award - Welsh Eco-School of the Year First Fairtrade Primary School in Pembrokeshire ICT Quality Mark Winner of the Advanced International Schools Award Quality Standard Award

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