The Global Learning Programme Whole School Audit (WSA) is an online form that collects information about the experiences your school has had up to now with global learning. It compares this against the GLP Whole School Framework – a set of criteria that outline how schools can take a whole-school approach to global learning.
The GLP recognises that all schools are at different stages in delivering global learning and have different reasons for joining the programme. The information you give allows the GLP to cater to schools’ needs, providing each school with an individualised action plan. This plan provides practical ideas and strategies that link to your school’s specific needs to help enhance your global learning provision.
Schools complete their registration with the GLP by filling out the Whole School Audit. They then become part of a national network of schools supporting their global learning. The audit is also a focal point for discussion within local Expert Centre networks. Importantly, it allows schools to access up to £500-worth of e-credits to spend on GLP-approved CPD.
Completing the Whole School Audit is a simple process that involves responding to a series of predominantly multiple choice questions. It also provides opportunities for you to comment in more detail on specific aspects of your global learning experience to date. The Whole School Audit should be completed by the person in your school who has been selected to champion global learning. However, as you may wish to discuss your responses with colleagues in other departments, or a member of the SLT, the Audit is designed so that it can be completed in more than one sitting.
Your completion of the Whole School Audit (WSA) for a second time is an extremely important part of your experience because it helps you record your progress, generates a new action plan to support future global learning activities, and provides valuable evidence for Ofsted. If you’ve not already done so, we recommend that you repeat the WSA at the earliest possible opportunity.
‘Revisiting the WSA gave me the opportunity to record, as well as gain recognition for, the huge progress we had made across the school. It took just a few minutes and provided me with evidence of whole-school action and the confidence to take forward a successful application for a leadership role.’
Elena Lengthorn, Nunnery Wood High School, Worcester
If you complete the Whole School Audit for a second time, you may be eligible to request an in-school visit from a global learning specialist. If you'd like to benefit from this opportunity, please contact us as soon as possible. The visit will help provide guidance and resource ideas tailored to your school’s needs, and will be delivered by an approved CPD provider or an Expert Centre Co-ordinator. This opportunity is funded by the GLP* and will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis, so please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible if you would like to take up this offer.
All state-funded schools in England covering Key Stages 2 and/or 3 should complete the Whole School Audit to access the GLP e-credit funding. Please note that this audit is not available to schools in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as they have their own global learning programmes customised to their national curricula. Independent schools, infant schools and sixth form colleges may complete the audit but are not eligible for e-credits.
Read our Whole School Audit FAQs for more information.
*The GLP is funded by the UK government. E-credit funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. 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.