Global Learning Programme
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During 2013-2015, Armathwaite School was an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme. This involved providing a programme of training and development to a cluster of 23 local schools. We are continuing to develop this work as a whole school during 2015-16 by working towards the UNICEF Rights Respecting School Award.
What is the Global Learning Programme?
The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a government-funded programme of support that is helping teachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.
By giving schools the tools to embed global learning into teaching across the curriculum, the GLP is helping schools to:
- meet Ofsted requirements
- promote SMSC
- prepare pupils for modern Britain by promoting values such as empathy, fairness and respect
- develop and enhance enquiry and critical thinking skills
- improve pupil engagement
- deepen curriculum knowledge and understanding
- expand global awareness
- strengthen school ethos and values
- support teacher professional development.
Armathwaite School was nationally recognised for its innovative approach to CPD sessions with the involvement of pupils. A case study about this work can be found here. As part of the Global Learning Programme, Mrs Yates submitted evidence to be accredited as a Lead Practitioner for Global Learning through the Schools, Students and Teacher’s Network(SSAT). She also applied to the Innovation Fund for an action research project to develop the Philosopher’s Backpack idea. This also involves working with schools in Cumbria and Cheshire, with the Institute of Education(IOL) in London.