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.
The GLP gives these schools a practical way for teachers to share their passion and expertise locally, and it is often a natural development from work on other awards such as the Rights Respecting Schools Award, International School Award, or the Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks.
Role of an Expert Centre
As well as exemplifying global learning in their own school, the main role of an Expert Centre is to build a local network of Partner Schools – like-minded schools who wish to make global learning an effective part of their curriculum. Each Expert Centre hosts a series of network CPD sessions to help their Partner Schools drive global learning across the curriculum and share best practice. Together with their GLP Local Advisor, Expert Centres:
Each Expert Centre has an appointed GLP Co-ordinator, who is responsible for:
Support given to Expert Centres
Expert Centres were given financial support to deliver the programme, in addition to access to up to £500-worth of GLP e-credits* to spend on GLP-approved CPD for their own school. The school’s GLP Co-ordinator received training and support to help them deliver their role effectively, and is given the opportunity to become an accredited Lead Practitioner.
Expert Centres are supported by their GLP Local Advisor who provide guidance on the planning, delivery and evaluation of the programme through meetings and remotely. They are also able to access programme materials and specially designed GLP resources on the GLP website via their GLP login. Other useful resources for Expert Centres (and Partner Schools) include:
*The GLP is funded by the UK government and the actual amount awarded to each school is dependent on the number of schools in their GLP network. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. The deadline for state-funded schools in England to book onto GLP-funded CPD was 29 March 2018. All courses booked prior to this date must be attended by 1 June 2018.