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Global Learning Programme for schools

We are delighted to announce that Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School was chosen in July 2015 to become an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme (GLP) in England.

The GLP is a programme of support for schools that can help to enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. It has six core aims that are to:

  • help young people understand their role in a globally interdependent world, and explore strategies by which they can make it more just and sustainable
  • familiarise pupils with the concepts of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability
  • enable teachers to move pupils from a charity mentality to a social justice mentality
  • stimulate critical thinking about global issues both at a whole-school and pupil level
  • help schools promote greater awareness of poverty and sustainability
  • enable schools to explore alternative models of development and sustainability in the classroom.

The GLP focuses on developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of global challenges through subject-based learning in key curriculum areas. It helps pupils to think critically about the issues, and develop skills and values as they consider actions that they and others can take to overcome them.

As an Expert Centre, Queen Elizabeth’s is acting as a hub to provide local, peer-led training and support for teachers in our network of Partner Schools. This involves hosting half-termly support meetings to help them to identify each school’s particular training priorities and through the GLP website access the most appropriate professional development to meet their needs.

The Global Learning Programme is funded by the UK government and is managed by a consortium of leading global learning and educational organisations: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global. The programme runs from 2013 to 2017.