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Driving Change Together: Our Sustainability Journey at the World Education Summit

29th March 2023

As the Director of Operations at Windsor Academy Trust (WAT), it was an immense honour for me, Chris Berry, to present alongside our CEO, Dawn Haywood, at the World Education Summit last week. We shared our Sustainability strategy, highlighted our achievements thus far, and outlined our ambitious plans to reach net zero by 2030.

Journey Towards a Sustainable Future

Our journey towards sustainability has been remarkable, and we are proud of the positive impact our efforts have had on our staff, students, and communities. WAT's investments in LED lighting, solar PV, energy management systems, thermal upgrades, and green heating technologies have contributed to a greener and more sustainable environment.

Empowering Students Through Education

One of the most rewarding aspects of our sustainability journey is witnessing the effect our curriculum and in-school initiatives have on our students' knowledge and desire for change. As leaders we are committed to nurturing the next generation of sustainability leaders, empowering them to make a difference in their communities and the world.

Inspiring Others to Take Action

Our presentation aimed to inspire other educational leaders and institutions to embark on their own sustainability journeys. If our efforts can motivate even a single leader, school or trust to take action, we consider our presentation a success.

A Student's Perspective: Farida's Impactful Speech

We must give full credit to Farida, a Year 11 student at our founding school, Windsor High School and Sixth Form. Her eloquent and passionate speech about her personal aspirations for the planet's sustainability, as well as those of Windsor Academy Trust, was truly inspiring. Farida stole the show and reminded us all of the importance of empowering the younger generation to make a positive impact on the environment.

Discovering Our Journey Together

We invite you to learn more about our sustainability journey and the WAT Family's dedication to a greener future by watching our short sustainability film here.


Our experience at the World Education Summit has only strengthened our resolve to continue our path towards sustainability. Dawn, myself, and the entire WAT family are excited to keep sharing our progress and hope to inspire others to join us in making a difference for our planet and future generations.