Your environmental education coordinator
We support schools throughout Leicester on environmental and sustainable education. Your main contact is Lee Jowett, environmental education coordinator for Leicester.
My name is Lee Jowett, and I am the Environmental Education Coordinator in the Environment Team at Leicester City Council. I have been in post since September 2014.
I have previously worked as a Science Teacher for 10 years in three secondary schools in Sheffield. I was responsible for coordinating Sustainability & Eco-Schools in 2 of these schools for over 5 years. In that time I worked with many external agencies in supporting the schools’ sustainability ethos such as Sustrans 'Bike It', Fairtrade Schools, International Schools, Sheffield Wildlife Trust and Veolia. Under my leadership the school was awarded the Green Flag Eco-School Award, Jane Goodall's 'Roots and Shoots' Gold Award, Sheffield Telegraph Sustainable Schools Award Winner, Sheffield Care4Air Award Winner, Fairtrade Schools Award and Full International Schools Award – so it was a very busy time!
Before joining Leicester City Council I completed my MA in teaching and learning focusing on the impact of environmental education. I am a Chartered Science Teacher (CSCiTeach) with the ASE and a member of the ASE North and East Midlands regional committee. I chair the environmental, health and wellbeing group in Leicester - a group that brings together individuals who work to improve the health and well-being of students and raise their awareness of environmental issues in Leicester City. I am chair of governors at Sparkenhoe Community Primary School in Leicester City and also chair of the Regional Centre for Excellent - East Midlands RCE-EM. I have a real passion for engaging students in real life challenges around climate change and the environment by ensuring schools are able to offer quality teaching and learning in these areas.
My role is to support schools in Leicester to develop their sustainable ethos. If you would like your school to work with me, which I hope you do, please drop me an email or give me a call.
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