As we head towards the end of this academic year, we’d like to tell you about some new materials that are now available, as well as give you information about events taking place over the coming weeks.
Free EU referendum guidance
Develop pupils' critical thinking skills and values with this FREE guidance developed to support teaching around the EU referendum. Aimed at Key Stage 3 and the upper end of Key Stage 2, this resource offers materials that will encourage pupils to think about their place in the world and the UK’s links with Europe and the wider international community.
New materials on the GLP website
New case studies are now available including Merley First School’s experience of running a Global Friends Day, while four GLP schools offer examples of activities that support teaching about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals. A link to new UNICEF teaching resources – In search of safety: Children and the refugee crisis in Europe – is now available; this includes a pack containing activities that can help pupils (aged 7 to 18) make sense of the refugee crisis, with a focus on children and their rights. We’ve also provided a new document highlighting the links between the GLP and the Oxfam resource ‘Stories from Haiti’, particularly with English and geography.
Book your free CPD before the end of term
You can find the full range of CPD courses available to book using your e-credits via the CPD Calendar. Some of the most popular courses taken so far by GLP schools include P4C and the Global Teacher Award, as well as courses on ‘British values’ and human rights. New courses are frequently uploaded and e-credits can now also be used for both Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks.
When considering which CPD option is most suitable for your school’s needs, you may want to consider attending CPD with your network as a cluster rather than individually. Your Expert Centre Co-ordinator can discuss the options with you and the other schools in your network.
- Completing the Whole School Audit for a second time can offer real insight into a school's development of its global learning provision. It will also generate a new action plan based on current experience. If you’ve not already completed your audit again, please could we ask you to do so?
- Let us know if you’re interested in hosting a free INGO workshop delivered by Oxfam by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
- The Pupil Assessment Tool is proving popular with teachers and is ready for your students to use at any time. Do consider getting your pupils to try it.
- Funding of up to £1,000 is available to schools via the Innovation Fund, and an additional £500 of funding can be obtained via the GLP Transition Grant.
- If you or a colleague in your school are planning to give a presentation at a future local or national conference or event, do let us know by emailing email@example.com
- Follow us on Twitter at @glp_e.
International Year of Global Understanding
The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU) is working to encourage people to make their everyday choices in light of global challenges. You can find out more about the aims of IYGU on their website, and information will soon be available about an opportunity for secondary schools to take part in their forthcoming Story Maps competition.
Events taking place in June/July
A large number of events are happening before the end of term.
- The SSAT’s Achievement Show takes place on 23 June in London. A teacher from a GLP-registered school will be delivering a workshop focusing on innovation in geography through the GLP.
- The Association for Citizenship Teaching National Conference and AGM 2016 (28 June, London) gives you the opportunity to network with teachers, share ideas and experiences, discuss and work through challenges, and pick up resources.
- The annual conference for the National Association for Teaching English (NATE) takes place on 24 to 25 June in Stratford-upon-Avon. Look out for the GLP’s Saturday morning seminar on how GLP schools are ‘using global learning to support improvement in English at Key Stages 2 and 3’.
- The Schools History Project (SHP) annual summer conference takes place in Leeds from 8 to 10 July. Representatives from the GLP will be available on the GLP exhibition stand.
- The Geographical Association’s Progression in fieldwork: building independence and opportunities events in Birmingham (22 June) and London (30 June) will be providing for strategies for out-of-classroom work, ideas for local fieldwork opportunities, an exploration of progression in fieldwork, and opportunities to discuss the assessment of fieldwork.
- The UK Global Learning Association for Schools (UKGLAS) annual conference takes place on 23 to 24 June in Birmingham where they will be supporting schools to develop an international outlook and prepare their learners for life in an increasingly globalised society.
GLP Programme Director