As we head into the summer term, we’d like to tell you about some new materials that are now available to you, as well as give you information about events taking place over the coming weeks.
Responding to the crisis in Syria
Many schools are continuing to respond to the ongoing crisis in Syria through a range of
activities within the classroom, school assemblies and various extra-curricula activities. Examples of useful materials to support classroom activities can be seen on
‘More or Less Equal?’ resource from Young Lives
A new classroom resource called ‘More or Less Equal?’ has been created by Young Lives in association with Oxfam Education. With separate sessions in geography, maths and English, this resource can be used in both a subject-specific and cross-curricular way. It includes a wide range of participatory activities to engage learners aged 11 to 16 with the wider world and help them make links between the local and the global. Guidance on using this resource in geography, maths and English lessons can also be found on the GLP website, where you will also find a wide range of subject-specific resources.
New materials on the GLP website
Events taking place in May
- The SSAT is working in partnership with the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) and the Historical Association (HA) to bring together experts in history and geography education at their popular annual History and Geography conference on 4 May 2016 at the Royal Geographical Society in London.
- The Historical Association Annual Conference 2016 also takes place next month from Friday 20 May to Saturday 21 May 2016 in Harrogate.
We’re delighted to see more and more teachers from GLP schools delivering presentations at regional and national events and conferences. If you or a colleague in your school are planning to give a presentation at a future event, do let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to book your CPD
You can find the full range of CPD courses available to book using your e-credits via the CPD Calendar
. 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.
New literacy research report available
Please take a look at the new literacy research report that is now available on the GLP website. This important piece of research investigates whether global learning can raise standards within pupils’ writing in the primary phase and has been covered in an article in Issue 10 of NATE’s Teaching English magazine. Don’t forget...
- 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?
- In addition to the resources available on the Global Dimension website, you can find resources produced for the GLP and organised by topic or by subject on the GLP website, as well as a range of topical and teacher-created resources that are available by logging in to your GLP account and clicking on ‘My GLP’.
- Let us know if you’re interested in hosting a free INGO workshop delivered by Oxfam by emailing email@example.com
- 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.
- Don’t forget that you can also use your e-credits to submit an application for the GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation anytime from now until 2 June 2016.
- 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.