This popular book has been thoroughly updated for its fourth edition, and is even more directed towards the leadership demands on managers, both within the school and in its community setting.
Chapter 14: Managing the Environment
Managing the Environment
The Natural Environment
Although most of this chapter relates to the socio-political environment, it is worth noting that both public opinion and legislation are facing managers with increasing expectations that their schools will espouse ‘green’ values and set an example of environmental protection. Educating children on how to dispose tidily of litter is a continuing problem. Less well known is the duty to ensure that all waste that has been in contact with bodily fluids (such as wound dressings and tampons) should be separately stored in yellow plastic bags and identified as hazardous.
The need to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases has led to initiatives to save energy; even the national standards for managers include a unit to ‘identify improvements in ...