I’d like to welcome you to this first GLP newsletter and thank you for being part of this exciting programme.
The Global Learning Programme is designed to enable effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. Through the support of your local GLP network and Expert Centre, you and your colleagues will help your pupils: learn about the challenges our world faces; think critically about how to deal with issues such as poverty, inequality and sustainability; make sense of the world in which they live; and understand their role within a global society.
I’m delighted to announce that we now have over 1,000 schools from across the country registered on the GLP. There are 70 Expert Centres already up and running, providing support to their local network of GLP partner schools. This is a fantastic start for the programme – but we have a long way to go! Our target is to reach 50% of the schools in England by the end of 2017. If you have friends and colleagues in other schools who you think may be interested in joining the GLP, please tell them that they can find out more from our website and encourage them to register their interest.
What you can expect from the Global Learning Programme
Over the coming months, you will be working with your local Expert Centre to help develop and implement a whole-school approach to global learning in your school.
- Through the half-termly Twilight sessions attended by you and your local GLP network, we will help you develop a solid base of knowledge and tools to help you and your colleagues embed global learning across the curriculum to achieve the global learning pupil outcomes.
- Completion of your Whole School Audit will establish your current practice and will generate a school action plan for you. This will provide practical ideas and strategies for enhancing your school’s future global learning provision. It also triggers the release of your e-credits to you to fund CPD relevant to your needs.
- As a Partner School, you have access to a comprehensive programme of CPD to enhance both knowledge of and engagement with global learning in your school. Based on the content of your action plan, you will need to decide which of the CPD courses on offer will best support your school to achieve its goals.
How to book your CPD courses
If you haven’t already booked your CPD sessions, we recommend that you do so as soon as possible to ensure you get the best value from your e-credits. You can search for suitable courses using the CPD calendar, before contacting the relevant provider(s) to book your place.
Did you know that sessions appearing under the ‘Dates negotiable’ tab can be requested as bespoke events on a date and at a place that suits you? Also, if you see a course advertised that doesn’t quite meet your needs, please contact the provider as they may be able to customise the session to make it more suitable.
Apply to take part in trialling the Pupil Assessment Tool
The GLP central team is developing a Pupil Assessment Tool to help you to assess your pupils’ understanding of global learning. We are looking for a small number of Year 5 and 6 teachers to take part in the initial trialling of our KS2 Pupil Assessment Tool (PAT) during the summer term. Please contact us by the end of April if you are interested in participating in this trial.
Keeping your informed
Together with the information, support and resources available on the GLP website, this half-termly eNewsletter will help you keep in touch with the latest news about the programme, as well as giving you advice and inspiration from the GLP community. We welcome suggestions for items you’d like featured in this eNewsletter, so do please get in touch with your ideas.
Thank you for your support for the programme.
GLP Programme Director