Global Learning Programme

What does a GLP Expert Centre do?

What is a GLP Expert Centre?

Global Learning Programme (GLP) Expert Centres are schools that have a passion for and expertise in global learning and whole-school development, together with strong CPD capability. As well as exemplifying global learning in their own school, the main role of an Expert Centre is to build a local network of like-minded schools, and work with these colleagues to drive global learning across the curriculum, share best practice and host a series of network CPD sessions.

Why become an Expert Centre?

Becoming an Expert Centre can provide a practical way for your school to share your passion and expertise locally while also gaining recognition and CPD opportunities for your colleagues. It is also a natural development for work on other awards such as the Rights Respecting Schools Award, International School Award or the Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks.

When you become an Expert Centre the GLP will:

Funding available to Expert Centres

GLP Expert Centres will be granted funding of between £3375 and £5175 to build a network of Partner Schools and deliver their programme of CPD and support sessions. The funding requires an Expert Centre's network contain a minimum of 15 Partner Schools, and the amount received is dependent upon the number of Partner Schools an Expert Centre is supporting.

Expert Centres will also have access to up to £500-worth of e-credits to spend on GLP-approved CPD for their own school.

Role of an Expert Centre

As an Expert Centre you will:

Your GLP Co-ordinator will be responsible for:


Expert Centres will have the support of their GLP Local Advisors who will provide guidance on the planning, delivery and evaluation of the programme through meetings and remotely. You will also be able to access programme materials and specially designed GLP resources on the GLP website, including the GLP Curriculum Framework and GLP badged resources  (accessed via the Global Dimension website), which will map the resources by subject and key stage.

Our information packs can help you explain the value of being part of the GLP to your colleagues and SLT.

Find out how to become an Expert Centre