Global Learning Programme

Getting started

Start by watching our two short films: What is the Global Learning Programme (GLP)? and Why do you teach?

Then, if you’ve not already done so, register your school for FREE. This only takes a minute.

Now you are registered you should complete the Whole School Audit (WSA). This online questionnaire gives you the opportunity to see what experience your school currently has in global learning, and will give you a personalised action plan to suggest next steps for your school. The GLP is suitable for all schools regardless of their level of experience. The aim is to make progress from whatever your starting point is.

It is good to involve your head/SLT and colleagues as soon as possible, as your activity will have far more impact if there is support for what you are doing across the school. They may find it useful to read more in one of these packs and to learn how the GLP was highlighted positively by Ofsted.

Whatever your subject, there is a range of useful resources for you to choose from – both curriculum based and topic based. These link to the GLP Pupil Outcomes and the Curriculum Framework.

The GLP focuses on knowledge, skills and values, and can be approached from various starting points or lenses, so may well link to some work that is already happening in your school.

Download the GLP knowledge, skills and values diagram


What do I do next?

It is worth watching the virtual twilight as this introduces many of the key themes covered through the programme.

You might also gain inspiration from the work GLP schools are doing.

Watch The danger of a single story, a TED Talk by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. Global learning is also about presenting a variety of perspectives and being aware of what is informing our own perspective on global issues.

And finally, if you’d like to get a snapshot of your pupils’ knowledge and understanding, why not try out the Pupil Assessment Tool? It is an engaging and easy-to-use tool that can be done twice with your pupils – once as a benchmark, and then a second time after other activities have been done, so you can track the progress made.  

If you need help with this or have questions about any aspect of the programme, please contact

Take a step forward on your global learning journey today and help equip your pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world!

'The GLP provides a wider context for improving standards in core subjects. Children become passionate and engaged, and you, as a teacher, rediscover that spark that drove you to become a teacher in the first place.'

Sam Olubodun, Meadow Primary School, Cheshire

N.B.: As the programme ends in July 2018, it is no longer possible to join as a new Expert Centre. However, a number of networks are still running, and you would be very welcome to join their sessions where available. Get in touch with us on 0844 372 2126 or at for more information.

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*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 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.