Welcome to the latest issue of the GLP Partner School eNewsletter!
In this issue we’re providing some important dates and deadlines, as well as new materials and useful information from other organisations.
Get extra funding for personalised in-school guidance
We are offering you the chance to request an in-school visit from a global learning specialist to help provide guidance and resource ideas tailored to your school’s needs. The visit is free, and will be delivered by an approved CPD provider or an Expert Centre Co-ordinator. This opportunity will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like to take up this offer. You will be required to complete the Whole School Audit for a second time in order to be eligible.
GLP funding for CPD — use it or lose it
There are now just a few months left to make use of your e-credit funding* for CPD, so please make sure you use your GLP e-credits* as soon as possible. Courses must be booked by 27 October and attended by 22 December 2017. The wide range of CPD courses on offer – both in school and out of school, with and without fixed dates – can be found via the CPD Calendar.
You can find advice on finding the right CPD for you and your school on our website. Search the CPD Calendar by provider, content focus or subject to help you find the course that best meets your needs. If you haven’t already done so, you can get access to e-credits by logging in and completing the Whole School Audit (WSA).
Make the most of the GLP tools
Your completion of the Whole School Audit (WSA) for a second time is an extremely valuable part of your experience because it helps you record your progress and generates a new Action Plan to support future global learning activities.
There is a whole range of other initiatives that may be of interest to schools on the GLP. A few are listed below:
Our links with Eco-Schools can offer schools another way to explore global learning. Eco-Schools is the largest environmental education programme in the world, spanning 64 countries and engaging millions of children and young people each year. In England, the programme is run by Keep Britain Tidy, and sees schools striving for the internationally recognised Green Flag, which is flown above the school to show their commitment to the environment. Their new website is full of free resources, support and inspiration to get you started on your environmental journey. Discover how your GLP experience maps across to Eco-Schools criteria. You can find details of each of the awards and quality marks mapped to the GLP on our website.
Join thousands of educators in over 100 countries taking part in the World’s Largest Lesson. Last year over 50,000 students took part in a project to measure gender equality where they live. This year students are being asked to consider the impact of their food choices on the Goals. Find out more about the World’s Largest Lesson 2017 and follow @TeachSDGs to be kept up to date with the Global Goals.
Programme Director, Global Learning Programme
*The GLP is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.