Welcome to the latest issue of the GLP Partner School eNewsletter!
We are delighted to let you know that the GLP has been extended to summer 2018.
This gives your school more opportunity to make the most of the training, resources and support available. You can now look forward to additional courses being added to the CPD calendar for 2018, and even more free resources. You’ll also receive continued support with the valuable work taking place in your network.
Look out for GLP events in your area
A number of regional GLP events are taking place this term across the country. You can find details of these events on our website. Check this page regularly as we’ll be adding additional events over the coming weeks. We will also contact you as new events become available in your area.
Survey request from DFID
The Department for International Development (DFID) is currently consulting on the design of potential future work on development education, with a focus on increasing impact and better engaging UK citizens in tackling poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. Please click on this link to respond to an online survey.
GLP funding* for CPD – your chance to get more!
The extension to the programme means that you now have more time to use your e-credits. Courses must be booked by 29 March 2018 and attended by 1 June 2018. Schools that have spent their e-credits before the end of this year will also be offered the chance to bid for additional e-credit funding to use in 2018. (Eligible schools will receive a separate email about this detailing the criteria that must be met). 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, and courses for 2018 will be added soon.
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).
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 funded by the GLP*, 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.
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. If you’ve not already done so, please can we remind you to repeat the WSA at the earliest possible opportunity?
There is a whole range of other initiatives and resources that may be of interest to schools on the GLP. Here are a few that are currently active in schools across the UK:
- This year’s World’s Largest Lesson project asked pupils to consider the impact of their food choices on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. We’ve provided a range of teaching ideas and support to help you incorporate these themes into your teaching. Last year over 50,000 pupils in over 100 countries took part in the World’s Largest Lesson project, so do help your pupils be part of this year’s campaign. We’d love to hear what’s been going on in your school; email us at email@example.com, or share your school’s activities with us on Twitter @glp_e
- Send My Friend young campaigners are back in action. Across the UK, @sendmyfriend is celebrating the life-changing power of school. They have lots of stories to tell about why education is so powerful, and how it changes lives. Over 263 million children are missing out on school, and many of those in school aren’t learning. Join the Send My Friend campaign and download the Teacher’s Pack today.
- What's been your proudest teaching moment? Has global learning played a part in inspiring you and reminding you why you teach? If so, the Chartered College of Teaching is inviting teachers to write a short anonymous blog about their proudest teaching moments. If you are interested in contributing to their new series on this theme please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The British Council also has a range of new packs, including resources, to commemorate the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele, an introduction to the work of artist Grayson Perry, Burma Kite Tales chronicling the memories of ordinary people across Myanmar, and a Science Pack containing four exciting units that develop knowledge, skills and principles from across the scientific disciplines. Also, if you have completed a British Council Connecting Classrooms course, your last scheduled chance to apply for the grant is 23:59 BST on Monday 20 November 2017.
- Access a resource to support this year's World Food Day, taking place on 16 October 2017
- Download our resources to support Literacy teaching.
- We have some new resources on our ‘Images, values and perceptions’ topic page, which challenge stereotypes of Muslim women and refugees.
- Read our new case study from The Oaks Teaching School Alliance, Portsmouth, on embedding the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Sustainable Development Goals in whole-school and curriculum practice.
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.