Apply for extra places on LfS practitioner network

Additional places available for practitioners and leaders with a passion for LfS

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Are you passionate about learning for sustainability (LfS)? Do you have experience of leading on one or more aspects of LfS in your educational setting? Are you willing to share what has worked for you and be inspired by other committed practitioners across Scotland?

Additional places have become available on the LfS national practitioner network. Offers of places have already been made through the LfS local authority network. However, if you have not registered an interest through your local authority and would like to be considered for one of the additional places, please email .

The network will be convened by Education Scotland in partnership with the Forestry Commission Scotland. The first meeting took place on Friday 30th October 2015.  The second meeting will take place on Friday 11th December 2015. The third meeting has been arranged for Thursday 4th February 2016. Venues tbc.


The purpose of the network is to create time and space for a cross-authority group to:

  • share practice and successes
  • work in a coordinated way to identify gaps in the system and co-create new resources and approaches
  • disseminate these resources immediately to all practitioners through Glow
  • work in partnership with national LfS providers to build capacity in the system
  • share successes and impact through a range of digital platforms.

Person specification

To contribute effectively to the national network we are looking for individuals with skills and expertise across the following areas:

  • passionate about learning for sustainability
  • excellent knowledge of CfE and a range of LfS themes and approaches. These may include some or all of the following areas: global citizenship, sustainable development education, international education, outdoor learning and children’s rights
  • experience of leading and/or contributing to effective change, development and improvement in LfS at school/local and/or national level
  • proven track record of planning and delivering high quality learning experiences
  • ability to take a flexible, creative and collaborative approach to working with a range of other practitioners and partners
  • excellent written communication and IT skills to explain the values of sustainability to a range of audiences, while consistently reflecting upon and modelling those same values
  • awareness of emerging research and policy developments and how they relate to LfS
  • ability to disseminate resources, approaches and understanding to peers across their authority.


2 thoughts on “Apply for extra places on LfS practitioner network”

  1. I am Headteacher of Kilmaron Special School, Cupar Fife. The school’s work was featured in The Education Scotland Document Conversations about learning for sustainability. Global Citizenship and learning for sustainability is pervasive throughout out the entire work of the school. Our learning experiences make good use of IDL themes which interweave many aspects of learning for sustainability in to almost everything we do. We have a well established Connecting Classrooms Partnership with St. Lawrence Catholic Girl’s School in Malawi. We make extensive use of our school grounds and the local community for outdoor learning and have formed successful Community Partnerships that have helped us and others to be successful global citizens.

  2. I am a Designer, lecturer and am research active at Edinburgh College of Art. My own design practise is based on sustainability and through my research I have published a joint paper at Nottingham Trent in June 2015 on product longevity and hand skills .I ran a sustainable event at Edinburgh University during Innovative Learning week in February 2015 raising awarensss and working with left over polypropylene destined for land fill.

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