Helping schools and teachers

Think Global believes that every young person should leave school with the global capabilities they need to live and work in a globalised world. We want all schools to become global learning schools, where global learning is embedded in the ethos of the school as well as throughout every subject in the curriculum.

We work to support and develop schools’ and teachers’ practice on global learning, providing and signposting teachers to global learning resources, bringing educators together to share ideas, and advocating global learning to education decision-makers.

For teachers across the UK, we run the Global Dimension Website. This is a searchable guide of over 1,000 reviewed books, films, posters and web resources which support global, intercultural and environmental understanding for all age groups and subjects. Teachers can also upload their own resources, and can rate and comment on their favourites. The Global Dimension Website is also home to our case studies of some of the great global learning work which is already taking place in schools, information on the support our members can provide schools, and ideas on how global learning can be included within curriculum subjects and embedded across the whole school.

We also offer training to support teachers to make the most of the Global Dimension Website, bring global learning into their teaching and develop a global learning school. We are passionate about supporting teachers to use good quality global learning resources in schools.

Our training and resources for schools

Think Global offers innovative online and in-person training opportunities to help develop an outstanding global learning school. As well as enabling access to resources through the Global Dimension Website, Think Global also develops high quality teaching materials.

Government-funded free training

Teachers and schools that are signed up to the Global Learning Programme England (GLP-E) have access to free training on approved courses. Think Global’s training has been approved by the GLP-E – therefore those teachers who are signed up to the GLP-E can access our fully-funded training – worth £500 per teacher – at no cost to their school.

Think Global’s expert panel on global learning

Think Global’s expert panel on global learning advises us and helps shape our work for schools. Our panel members are as follows:

Secondary Schools

Alison Farrell, Head of Geography at Lampton School in Hounslow, London

Mary Davies, Head of Global Studies at Mulberry School for Girls in London

Sharon Leftwich-Lloyd, Internationalism Coordinator at The Polesworth School in Tamworth, Staffordshire

Shelley Swift, Federation Head of International Learning at Winterbourne International Academy in Winterbourne, Bristol

Seana Rice, Deputy Headteacher at Bydales School in Cleveland

Jane Holland, Headteacher at Upton-by-Chester High School in Upton-by-Chester

Pamela A Wright, Executive Headteacher at Wade Deacon High School in Cheshire

Ian Kelly, Vice Principal at Academy of St Francis of Assisi in Liverpool

Infant Schools

Michelle Lewis, Headteacher at Alexandra Infants in Beckenham, Kent

Primary Schools

Brian Walton, Headteacher at Headley Park Primary in Totterdown, Bristol

Caroline Picking, International Coordinator at St Cedd’s School in Chelmsford, Essex

Richard Dunne, Headteacher at Ashley C of E Primary School in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey

Carl Faulkner, Headteacher at Normanby Primary School in Middlesbrough

Jaqui Cottom, Headteacher at Dobcroft Junior School in Sheffield