Growing Wild Schools Membership

We are offering schools support  with range of other environmental activities including wildlife gardening, using your school grounds, growing food and eco-schools and MUCH more.

The support will:

  • enable schools in the Tees Valley  to work towards their Eco Schools Award, RHS Campaign for School Gardening Benchmark Scheme, Learning Outside the Classroom Mark and the Sustainable Schools framework.
  • provide specialist advice and support in various aspect of sustainability including school grounds development, sustainable resource management to cut costs, curriculum development for Learning Outside the Classroom (e.g. Forest Schools) and local wellbeing.

The approach will work closely with the OFSTED judgement criteria to improve pupil achievement, improve quality of teaching, enhance the safety and behaviour of pupils and support high quality, effective leadership.

An initial meeting of up to an hour will be provided free of charge to discuss how the time is  best used and will include one stop shop signposting to further support/training focusing on the eco-schools/sustainable schools doorways and ideas of where to access funding for specific projects.

Download more information here. Tees Valley Wildlife Trust Growing Wild Schools Info

Over the past 3 years  the following schools have signed up to be come “Growing Wild Schools” including:

  • Holy Trinity, Rosehill
  • St Thomas Moore
  • Myton Park
  • Roseberry
  • Dormanstown
  • Handale
  • Newcomen
  • St Gabriel’s
  • Westgarth
  • Wheatlands
  • Easterside
  • North Shore
  • Grangetown
  • Lockwood
  • St Joseph’s
  • Galley Hill
  • St Peter’s
  • Whale Hill
  • The Village

Myton Park Primary in Ingleby Barwick  produced a case study about the work done at the school it  can be found below.

Tees Valley WT Growing Wild Schools Myton Park Case Study

School pond

Myton Park School Pond