A committee, with representatives drawn from teachers, parents, students and specialist advisors, will give ownership to all sectors in the school and a structure to ensure that the workload is spread over the group. Without a committee, dedicated teachers will 'burn out' and there will be a lack of ownership by the rest of the school.
Tell us about your committee
We would love to hear about your Sustainable Schools Committee. Does the Committee include students? Do you have any tips to share with other schools? What challenges has your Committee faced? Email us and let us know!
Food for thought...
- Include representatives from several sectors including teachers, leadership, parents, students, school council
- You may like to create different committees for different themes
- Committee Guidelines
- Promote your committee to the school community through regular items in the school newsletter
- Look for professional development opportunities for Committee members. Keep an eye out for free seminars run through your local council.
Committees help spread the 'load' and ensure ownership by the whole school.
Click to View Video – Creating an effective committee.
Teacher, Julie Andrews, describes the composition of their Sustainable Schools committee.