This GLP eNewsletter includes information on a range of new resources for you to use. Please make a note of the deadlines for booking CPD via your e-credits, and take a look at our guidance for using the various GLP tools and our ‘helpful links’ section.
Guidance on finding the right CPD
We recommend that you use your GLP e-credits as soon as possible, and ensure that all courses are booked by 27 October 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. Details of courses taking place from September 2017 are already available under the ‘autumn term 2017’ tab, and do take a look at the wide range of valuable CPD opportunities taking place before the summer holidays.
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. Please note that CPD courses booked with GLP e-credits* must have been attended by 22 December 2017. If you haven’t already done so, you can get access to your e-credits by logging in and completing the Whole School Audit (WSA).
New support for teaching controversial issues
New materials to support the teaching of controversial issues are now available to download. These aim to help you build the skills and confidence to help young people make sense of the world, and to tackle these issues in the classroom.
Making the most of the GLP tools
|Your school’s Action Plan is generated on completion of the Whole School Audit (WSA). Not only does it provide direction for your global learning activities, but it can also help you identify the most appropriate way for your school to spend your e-credits* – whether individually or in collaboration with your GLP network.
As well as releasing your e-credit funding,* the Whole School Audit (WSA) helps to demonstrate the ongoing value of global learning in schools. Completing the WSA for a second time will give you the opportunity to look at your school’s particular achievements and also to evaluate the impact that the GLP has had on you – both individually and on the school as a whole – so it is an important part of your GLP journey.
The easy-to-use Pupil Assessment Tool is an engaging way for pupils to demonstrate their knowledge. As well as helping to measure the impact of your global learning work, it can also generate valuable evidence for Ofsted. There is lots of useful advice and a step-by-step video to make it easy for you to get started. Teachers who have already used the tool have found it simple to use and reported that their pupils really enjoy doing it.
‘I've been involved in a lot of baseline assessments for development education and this is the best I have seen – very relevant to the 21st century. It provides really useful information that gives a good indication of pupils' knowledge and misconceptions, so really helps with teacher planning and can be used as evidence for Ofsted.’
Jane Yates, Armathwaite Primary School, Cumbria
Try this tool out with your pupils this term so that your school can experience all the benefits it has to offer.
- Put your global knowledge to the test with our new GLP global knowledge quiz.
- Get access to a wide range of resources to support teaching around the SDGs on our #GLPonSDGs campaign page.
- Our ‘Why do you teach?’ film can provide a useful way for you to highlight the importance of global learning with teaching friends and colleagues both in your own and other schools.
- Discover our resource collections to mark World Malaria Day and World Press Freedom Day.
- Read about how Meadow Primary School, Cheshire, developed a whole-school literacy and art project.
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*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.