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Our Work

Annual Reports

Our Annual Reports give a clear insight into the work that we’ve been involved in and who we’ve partnered with. It also gives an overview of how our membership and our network are growing and becoming more active in learning for sustainability across the whole of Scotland.

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Jan 2022 – Dec 2022

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Jan 2021 – Dec 2021

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Jan 2020 – Dec 2020

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Jan 2019 – Dec 2019

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Jan 2018 – Dec 2018

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Dec 2016 – Dec 2017

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Nov 2015 – Dec 2016

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Nov 2014 – Nov 2015

RCE Scotland (LfS Scotland) Report Oct 2013 – Nov 2014

Connecting Classrooms

Understanding the big issues that shape our world has never been more important. Issues like climate change, gender equality and how to live sustainably affect – and connect – us all: wherever we are in the world.

From 2019 – 2021, the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme supported schools across the globe to collaborate on and learn about these big issues.

Through a combination of fully-funded professional learning; and funding, expert support & resources for local & global school partnerships, it enabled teachers and students to enhance and develop the confidence, skills, knowledge, values and attitudes they need to thrive in an increasingly interconnected world – and create positive change as part of a whole-setting approach to Learning for Sustainability and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

The programme has now come to an end and you can read a comprehensive impact report here. Find out more about what the programme offered by visiting the Scotland-specific CCGL website.

Consultancy, Facilitated Workshops & Talks

RCE Scotland/LfS Scotland is delighted to have been invited to take part in consultancy work that supports our members’ aims and objectives. We have worked on in-depth, independent reviews of programmes for large organisations and we have consulted on projects that include learning for sustainability. We also work with organisations to develop their LfS activities and we can deliver workshops or talks on LfS and the SDGs.

If you’d like to speak to us about consultancy work, delivering workshops, or presenting at an event or meeting – or any other projects or plans you need help with, please contact the staff team and we will be happy to chat things though with you.

Policy Advice & Responses

Learning for Sustainability Scotland has released a number of reports offering advice to our members on relevant policy issues and responding to particular political events.

These reports are free to use for our members and are for sharing among networks, colleagues and anyone who is interested. Please do make sure that Learning for Sustainability Scotland is credited whenever the reports and documents are used and we are always happy to hear how they’ve benefited you so please keep in touch to let us know when you’ve used something.

If you would like us to respond formally to an area of policy or a specific issue, please get in touch.


LfS Scotland responds to the GTCS consultation on ‘refreshed’ Professional Standards and Code. Read about it here.


LfS Scotland’s response to the Scottish Government’s Good Food Nation Consultation (April). Read the full response here.


Learning for Sustainability Scotland provided a response to the UNESCO Position Paper on the Future of ESD (November 2018). Read the full response here

EAUC-Scotland and Learning for Sustainability Scotland submitted a joint response to the College Development Network’s draft revised Professional Standards for College Lecturers. Read the response here.

Professional Learning for Educators

We offer a wide range of professional learning opportunities for teachers and educators in Scotland to enhance their practice by incorporating LfS into their educational settings. Visit our events section for the latest updates on professional learning courses.

Making Connections through Learning for Sustainability

We run this course regularly. Click here for more information.

To be kept up to date with this course – and all of our courses – sign up to become a member. It’s free to join.

Task Groups

As a member organisation, it’s our role to bring people together to work on key areas of interest. Together, we form task groups which encompass a wide range of topics and outcomes.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

The work carried out by Learning for Sustainability Scotland aligns with all 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe we have a part to play as a membership organisation to roll out the aims and values of the SDGs across Scotland, across all sectors.

Our members, too, are finding more ways to align with the SDGs and we are always looking for ways to help promote our members’ work.