In this issue, you’ll see more of the support available for the programme and have a chance to get involved with some additional opportunities.
Importance of your Whole School Audit
Completing your Whole School Audit (WSA) at the start of your GLP experience helps you get the most out of the programme. The WSA will help you see where your school has existing strengths in global learning, and where you could develop. It will also create a bespoke action plan for your school to work on with your Expert Centre and help you improve your practice. It also gives you access to £500 of e-credits that you can spend on training and CPD. So if you’ve not already done so, please complete your WSA as soon as possible
Booking your CPD courses
As you work your way through the twilight programme run by your Expert Centre, think about what CPD you would like to book with your £500 e-credits. The twilights will help you identify the most useful training for you and your school, and local and national providers offer a range of high-quality training options to help you achieve your global learning aims. You can find out more about the e-credits that you can access, and the training providers near you on the GLP website, but remember you must complete your Whole School Audit before you can access the e-credits.
Supporting colleagues across the school
To help you and your colleagues embed global learning across the curriculum, we've developed a bank of support materials and information. If you've not already done so, please check out the wide range of curriculum guidance and resources available for English, geography, history, mathematics, religious education, science and citizenship, and let your colleagues know where to find them.
Sharing examples of best practice
As part of its ‘by schools, for schools’ model, the GLP encourages teachers to share good practice and learning. So, if you've developed global learning resources that work really well in the classroom, we'd love to share them with our other GLP Partner Schools and Expert Centres. We’ll be in touch soon with information on how you can send us examples of resources that you’ve developed for global learning teaching, but in the meantime, please have a think about what you would like to share with your GLP teaching colleagues.
Supporting DFID's new Shape the Future 2014 competition
Following on from our recent email about DFID's Shape the Future 2014 competition, we hope that many of you will enter your students and use this engaging, short project to help them think about global issues, making use of the information and ideas provided in the competition resource pack.
GLP Programme Director