Global Learning Programme

Supporting National Storytelling Week and literacy through global learning

Looking for new ideas to support National Storytelling Week and your literacy teaching throughout 2018? The GLP offers free resources, case studies, curriculum support and funded CPD.*

Activities provided on the GLP website include:

You can find even more resources supporting a range of topics and issues, including World Book Day, by logging in to your GLP account. If your school isn't one of the thousands of schools in England already registered for the GLP and benefiting from up to £500-worth of funding for CPD,* curriculum guidance and resources available, simply register your school today! Registration is free and takes just a few minutes.

If you’re not sure if the GLP, or global learning, is relevant to you and your school’s needs and priorities, please take a look at examples of how global learning can bring tremendous value to teaching English at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3.

Resources from the GLP can also raise your pupils’ awareness of literacy around the world and also support their own literacy skills through engaging with global issues.

Illiteracy is the one of the root causes of many global issues, such as poverty and gender inequality. In 2015, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined 17 goals to achieve by 2030, all of which are important and relevant to today’s world. Literacy is a part of Sustainable Development Goal 4, which aims to ‘ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all’. The target is that by 2030 all youth and a substantial proportion of adults, both men and women, achieve literacy and numeracy.

Case studies and background reading

GLP-approved CPD 

You can use GLP funding* worth up to £500 to pay for attendance at a wide range of accredited CPD courses. Our CPD Calendar offers a variety of courses to help you incorporate global learning into literacy classes. Here is a selection of the literacy/English-themed courses:

Flexible courses (which can be arranged for a time that suits you) include:


* 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. The deadline to book onto GLP-funded CPD* is 29 March 2018, and courses must be attended by 1 June 2018. The GLP in England (GLP-E) is managed by a consortium of partners: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), SSAT and Think Global.