Middleton Primary School has been an Expert Centre for the Global Learning Programme (GLP) since January 2015. We have supported a network of local schools to help enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. The GLP has six core aims which are 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 them with 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 at pupil level
- helps schools promote greater awareness of poverty and sustainability
- enable schools to explore alternative models of development and sustainability in the classroom.
The GLP focuses on developing pupils’ knowledge and understanding of global challenges through subject-based learning in key curriculum areas. It helps pupils to think critically about the issues, and develop skills and values as they consider actions that they and others can take to overcome them.
As an Expert Centre, Middleton is acting as a hub to provide local, peer-led training and support for teachers in Middleton and our Partner Schools. This has involved hosting half-termly support meetings to help them to identify each school’s particular training priorities and through the GLP website access the most appropriate professional development to meet their needs.