Green-Schools, known internationally as Eco-Schools, is an international environmental education programme, environmental management system and award scheme that promotes and acknowledges long-term, whole school action for the environment.
Eco-Schools is operated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE) whose main partners include the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
An Active School is a school that strives to achieve a physically educated and physically active school community. The Success Criteria will guide schools in terms of the ASF requirements and the Sample Improvements will show schools what others have done to achieve the flag.
Digital Schools of Distinction
The Digital Schools of Distinction Award recognises excellence in integrating ICT into learning and teaching. This award – open only to primary schools at present – aims to build on progress, and to encourage improvement.
Schools holding an award from the predecessor initiative, Digital Schools Awards, are encouraged to apply for the Digital Schools of Distinction Award to celebrate their progress.
SSE provides opportunities to schools to examine their own practice within their own context and to report on their strengths and areas for improvement to their own school community. It brings benefits to teachers as they share experiences and ideas and helps them to become even more effective in their classrooms. It brings benefits to pupils as they have a say in what works for them and what helps them to learn. It brings benefits to the school as all teachers focus on the same small number of strategies for improvement.