The Global Learning Programme (GLP)

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The Global Learning Programme

Today’s children and young people are growing up in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. Shifting global powers, a globalised economy and global challenges like climate change and poverty mean they will be faced with difficult choices in their lives, choices that will have repercussions for them and the rest of humanity. The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a ground-breaking programme which will create a national network of like-minded schools, committed to equipping their students to make a positive contribution to a globalised world by helping their teachers to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. All participating state schools are awarded £500 of E-credits to spend on GLP-approved courses. Visit the official Global Learning Programme website for further details.
What are E-credits
E-credits are a system of funding for schools taking part in the Global Learning Programme (GLP). They can be used to pay for continuing professional development (CPD) courses and training run by third-party providers. The GLP funding applies to Key Stages 2 and 3 only. All Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 schools taking part in the programme (except independent/private schools) will have access to up to £500-worth of e-credits. Find out more about e-credits on the Global Learning Programme website.

GLADE GLP-approved Courses

  • Free with GLP E-credits!
GLADE is an accredited provider of GLP courses. Trainers are accredited GLP providers, either from GLADE or in the case of more specialist courses, GLADE Associates from other Development Education Centres in the South West. All courses can be tailored to suit the needs of your school and the requirements of your staff – we start from where you are. Please take a look at our GLP-approved Courses.

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Somerset/ North Somerset Expert Centres & Partner Schools

Primary, secondary and special schools can register to become either an expert centre or a partner school. For more information and how to apply please visit the GLP website. You can also contact us for details of locally-based networks or if you’d like to convene a network of schools.
Spare e-credits (use them or lose them!) and Cluster Training
  • Why not team up with the other partner schools in your GLP network or school cluster/ locality and pool your resources to maximise the benefits of your school’s remaining e-credits.
  • CPD can take any form that the schools and GLADE agree between them
  • Minimum 5 schools from your cluster
  • Pool your e-credit reserves for £2000+ worth of CPD training
  • Must include all participating schools getting together for some face-to-face training – whole day, half day or twilight
  • Can include follow-up visits to schools, loans of themed or country collections or GLADE School Partnership provision
  • GLADE can tailor existing courses, or develop something new to meet your cluster’s needs
The Global Learning Programme will teach young people about some of the challenges the world faces; supporting teachers to help pupils think critically about issues such as development, security, trade and sustainability. I hope that this knowledge will inspire children to grow up and run the global businesses and organisations of the future, investing in the world we want.
Justine Greening

Secretary of State for Education, UK Government

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