Welcome to the latest issue of the GLP eNewsletter. This issue contains a lot of important information and links to new materials.
Have you seen our new 'Why do you teach?' film on the GLP website? Please share this with teaching friends and colleagues both in your own and other schools, to highlight the importance of global learning.
Book your CPD using GLP e-credits as soon as possible
All invoices for attendance at CPD booked with GLP e-credits must be submitted before 22 December 2017, so please make sure you use your GLP e-credits as soon as possible. The wide range of CPD courses on offer – both in school or out of school, with and without fixed dates – can be found via the CPD Calendar.
Did you know you can use your GLP e-credits to attend annual conferences, such as the Geographical Association (GA) Annual Conference or the bespoke Global Learning Conference; start UNICEF's Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) or the Global Teacher Award; or for a whole range of P4C or creative curriculum courses? Search the CPD Calendar by provider, content focus or subject to help you find the course that best meets your needs.
Have you completed the Whole School Audit?
Your completion of the Whole School Audit (WSA) – both at the start and towards the end of your GLP journey – is an extremely valuable part of your experience because it:
- gives you an Action Plan to direct your global learning activities
- helps you identify the most appropriate ways to spend your e-credits
- helps you record your progress when completed for a second time, generating a new Action Plan to support future global learning activities.
Completing the WSA for a second time also helps to demonstrate the ongoing value of global learning in schools.
Together with the Pupil Assessment Tool (PAT), the WSA helps you set targets, and plan and evaluate your progress. Learn more about the way the outcomes of your WSA and PAT activities can help you evaluate the progress and measure the impact of your global learning work – generating valuable evidence for Ofsted – on our GLP Tools page
Expanding global learning beyond the GLP
There are lots of opportunities available to expand on your global learning activities, such as the Send My Friend To School teaching pack to help your pupils get involved with their activity around the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), or the British Council's Connecting Classrooms programme that encourages school networking on a global scale. The GLP is mapped to a wide range of awards and quality marks to support your work on these projects.
New materials available include:
‘Students are well prepared for their contribution to society and global citizenship.’
Bay House School & Sixth Form Ofsted report, April 2014
Finally, March saw the GLP launch 31 days of tweets and resources that support teaching around the SDGs. You can find these links on our #GLPonSDGs campaign page.
Programme Director, Global Learning Programme
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