Global Learning Programme England

Think Global is a member of the consortium delivering the Global Learning Programme in England (GLP-E) on behalf of the Department for International Development. As well as being part of the overall consortium leadership team, we are responsible for the schools programme, website, and the provision of GLP-E badged resources and GLP-E approved CPD.

The programme is due to run until 2017 and is currently engaging with over 5,500 schools across England. To get involved visit

What is the Global Learning Programme England (GLP-E)?

The GLP-E is building a national network of like-minded schools committed to equipping their students to make a positive contribution to a globalised world. The GLP-E helps teachers in Primary, Secondary and Special schools to deliver effective teaching and learning about development and global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3.

Why should schools take part?

Schools participating in the GLP-E will experience the exciting impact that knowledge and understanding of global learning can bring to pupils’ learning across the curriculum. The GLP-E will also help schools develop an ethos promoting tolerance, fairness and respect.

Teachers involved in the GLP-E will work with colleagues in local schools to drive forward global learning across the curriculum, share best practice and engage in funded CPD opportunities.

Primary, secondary and special schools can take part in the GLP-E either as Expert Centres or as Partner Schools.

Recent news from the GLP-E

Recruitment of Expert Centres

Many schools will see becoming a Global Learning Programme England (GLP-E) Expert Centre as a natural development from their existing expertise and work on other awards such as the Rights Respecting Schools Award, International School Award or the Primary and Secondary Geography Quality Marks. It may also be a next step on from involvement as a GLP-E Partner School.

Find out more about becoming an Expert Centre here

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Celebrate the 2015 Rugby World Cup™ with FREE resources that also develop understanding of key global issues. To access these resources, visit the GLP-E website.

What are the aims of the GLP-E?

The GLP-E is intended to be a whole school programme. Global learning principles should be apparent in the curriculum, pastoral work and in the wider life of the school. It is not just about global learning being delivered through geography or any other single subject, or about the occasional assembly.

The GLP-E aims to:

  • help young people understand their role in a globally interdependent world and explore strategies by which they can make it more just and sustainable
  • familiarise pupils with the concepts of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability
  • enable teachers to move pupils from a charity mentality to a social justice mentality
  • stimulate critical thinking about global issues, both at a whole school and pupil level
  • help schools promote greater awareness of poverty and sustainability
  • enable schools to explore alternative models of development and sustainability in the classroom.

Guidance and support for embedding global learning across the whole of your school can be found throughout the GLP-E website, which is hosted by Think Global.

GLP-E Partners

The GLP-E is funded by the UK government, and our partners in the programme include:

Get in touch

If you would like more information about our work on this programme, please contact Sarah Williams via info [at]