Global Learning Programme

Help your pupils engage with sustainability and the environment

Following this year’s World's Environment Day, we’ve collated a selection of resources and CPD to support your teaching around environmental issues and sustainability.

The theme for World Environment Day 2017, ‘Connecting People to Nature’, implores us to get outdoors and into nature, to appreciate its beauty and its importance, and to take forward the call to protect the Earth that we share.

Explore sustainability and the environment across the curriculum with the free sustainability resources brought to you by the Global Learning Programme (GLP). Our collection of resources to support the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) also provides an opportunity to investigate our impact on the environment and the challenges that we face.

Visit the GLP website for more curriculum-based resources for science, geography and other subjects, and take a look at some of the videos and case studies produced by schools registered for the GLP.

The Global Dimension website lists a wide range of resources covering these issues, including a new Global Food Security resource for Key Stages 2 and 3 developed by the British Council, and a global design challenge from Practical Action for Key Stage 3 pupils.

Our links with Eco-Schools can also offer schools another way to explore global learning. Eco-Schools is the largest environmental education programme in the world, spanning 64 countries and engaging millions of children and young people each year. In England, the programme is run by Keep Britain Tidy, and sees schools striving for the internationally recognised Green Flag – which is flown above the school to show their commitment to the environment. Their new website is packed full of free resources, support and inspiration to get you started on your environmental journey. And if you’re already taking part in the GLP, then why not see how the experience maps across to Eco-Schools criteria.

GLP-approved CPD

Our CPD Calendar offers a wide variety of courses, which you can filter to find CPD that meets your school’s needs.

You could use your e-credits* to attend the Making the Sustainable Development Goals Real course delivered by Liverpool World Centre on 14 September 2017. This training session will explore the role of teacher education in promoting quality Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and global citizenship education in schools.

Also available is the Connected Leaders course in Sevenoaks on 10 September 2017. This course is delivered by Commonwork and shows school leaders how ESD can be embedded in their schools in order to deliver enhanced leadership skills through holistic approaches, curriculum enrichment, deeper community engagement and improved well-being for staff and pupils.

Below are flexible courses that can be booked at a date that suits you:

*The GLP is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England.