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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 is growing and how the network is growing and become more active in learning for sustainability across the whole of Scotland.

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

COVID-19 has had an unprecedented impact on everyday life across the globe. With many countries closing their schools for the foreseeable future, we’re working on making sure that the support, resources, funding and professional learning on offer from the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme are still available to educators and learners.

Please follow us on Twitter at @LfSScotland and @BCScotland to keep up to date with the latest news and developments, and don’t hesitate to contact us at if you need any additional advice or support in the meantime. Warmest wishes to you all in these uncertain times.

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.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is an exciting new programme that supports schools across the globe to collaborate on and learn about these big issues.

It supports 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.

There are a host of learning opportunities and support on offer through the Connecting Classrooms programme. Whether you are looking for personal development opportunities, or want to collaborate with other schools, you can tailor your journey to suit your needs and priorities; thanks to the programme’s flexible range of elements. It’s completely adaptable to your needs no matter what your role, the subjects you teach, or your whole-school priorities.

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 – on any other projects or plans you need help with, please contact the staff team and we will be happy to chat things though.

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.