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Geography & Global Links

 

Geography and Global Links

Workshop slides

GA CONFERENCE SLIDES

CDEC Presentation

Global Learning at Geography Conference

Forest School presentation

Cycles presentation - GA

Global Powerpoint by Years 5/6

Ghana Visits Autumn 2014

The Benin - Link project with Ghana (Hawkshead)

The Benin - Link project with Ghana (DEKS)

Makutano Junction Project

GA Conference slides 2015

Newsletter from Governor visit to Ghana

TEESNET 2015

British Values/ S.M.S.C.

 

Shaping the Future Competition

The year and 5 and 6 children designed presentations for a shaping the future competition instigated by DFID (Department for International Development).  The theme was equality for women and Universal Education for girls, the children worked in groups independently having watched the video of Malala Yousafzai (the teenegaer shot in the head by the Taliban).  They produced 3 powerpoint presentations and as a class voted on the one that should enter the competition.  The winning entry is below:-

Winning Powerpoint entry - Why is equality for Women Important?

The runners up were:-

Education for women/girls is important

Changing the way men think

 

 

 

 

 

What is a Quality Mark?

When a school is awarded the Quality Mark it receives a plaque to display. Schools are also entitled to use the Quality Mark logo on school documents. The school retains the award for a period of three years, subject to a light touch monitoring visit half way through the award. At the end of each three year period, the school is able to renew their Quality Mark.

We currently have the following Quality Marks:

  • Silver Geography Award
  • Ambassador Eco Award (Beyond Green Flag)
  • Silver Outdoor Learning Award
  • Full International Mark Award

 

In the Year 2013/14 we achieved our intern award for the 3rd time and Greenh Flag award for the 4th time.

 

Silver Geography Award:

Awarded in 2011 in recognition of the standard of geography in the curriculum and the use we make of our local, national and international environment to support the teaching of the subject.

Ambassador Eco Award:

Awarded in 2012 for an outstanding approach to caring for the environment and supporting other organizations to achieve a high level of care for the environment- see separate link on Eco schools and Case Studies for details. In addition the school continues to work with organizations such as the National Trust and Cumbria Wildlife Trust and supports local projects such as The Windermere Reflection Project. Working with Friends of the Lake District, they are contributing to an understanding of the special places in our area, identifying places of tranquility and peace and raising awareness of issues in the Windermere catchment area. Projects in 2012/13 have included an art study using debris form the Lake and an animation project about the effects of pollution and non native species invasion.

 

Silver Outdoor Learning Award:

Awarded in 2012 in recognition of the significant amount of learning that takes place outside the classroom, including use of the school ground, visits and trips and use of the locale.- see separate link for photos and more information.

 

Full International Mark Award:

Awarded in 2011, this recognizes the international flavour to the curriculum and the fact that there are ongoing, active links with schools abroad – for us this involves a link to schools in Ghana, South Africa and France.

 

The link here shows some work carried out in 2011/12 working with CDEC (Cumbria Development Education Centre). We linked with schools in  Poland and the Czech Republic and Ghana, as well as maintaining our African link. -  global citizenship.

In 2012/13 we carried out a project on Belonging and Identity and shared this with our link school in Ghana and France and also our local link school  - Golborne St Thomas in Wigan.

Global Learning Programme 2013/14:

At the end of the summer 2013, we were invited to be an Expert Centre as part of the Global Learning Programme being rolled out by DFID (Department for International Development). This will involve supporting other partner schools to engage with Global Citizenship and review their curriculum, as well as continuing to develop our own international work.-  see separate letter for links and more details.

 

 

Link for Year 5/6 parents

 

Year 5/6 have taken part in two local projects. One called the Windermere Reflection Project; working with Friends of the Lake District they are contributing to an understanding of the special places in our area, identifying places of tranquility and peace and recording their thoughts. The other project is considering their understanding of global citizenship through links with schools abroad. This year we hope to look at links with Poland and the Czech republic as well as maintaining our African link. This work complements our achievement of the International Award for the second time. We are delighted to have also achieved our Silver Geography Award in recognition of the standard of geography in the curriculum and the use we make of our local, national and international environment to support the teaching of the subject.

 

 

New Global Learning Programme for schools

We are delighted that Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School has been chosen to become an Expert Centre for

the new Global Learning Programme (GLP) for England. The GLP is a programme of support for schools

that can help enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. It has six core 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;

To familiarise them with concepts of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability;

To move them from a charity mentality to a social justice mentality;

To stimulate critical thinking about global issues both at a whole school and at pupil level;

To promote greater awareness of poverty and sustainability;

To enable schools to explore alternative models of development and sustainability in the classroom.

The GLP focuses on developing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of global challenges through subjectbased

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, Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School will is acting as a hub to provide local, peer-led

training and support for teachers in our partner schools. This will involve hosting half-termly support meetings

to help them to identify each school’s particular training priorities and access the most appropriate professional

development through the GLP website to meet their needs.

The Global Learning Programme is funded by the Department for International Development and is managed

by a consortium of leading global learning and educational organisations: Pearson (lead), Geographical

Association, Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society, SSAT and Think Global. The

programme runs from 2013 to 2017.

We are delighted that Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School has been chosen to become an Expert Centre for

the new Global Learning Programme (GLP) for England. The GLP is a programme of support for schools

that can help enhance teaching and learning about global issues at Key Stages 2 and 3. It has six core 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;

To familiarise them with concepts of interdependence, development, globalisation and sustainability;

To move them from a charity mentality to a social justice mentality;

To stimulate critical thinking about global issues both at a whole school and at pupil level;

To promote greater awareness of poverty and sustainability;

To enable schools to explore alternative models of development and sustainability in the classroom.

The GLP focuses on developing pupil’s knowledge and understanding of global challenges through subjectbased

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, Hawkshead Esthwaite Primary School will is acting as a hub to provide local, peer-led

training and support for teachers in our partner schools. This will involve hosting half-termly support meetings

to help them to identify each school’s particular training priorities and access the most appropriate professional

development through the GLP website to meet their needs.

The Global Learning Programme is funded by the Department for International Development and is managed

by a consortium of leading global learning and educational organisations: Pearson (lead), Geographical

Association, Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society, SSAT and Think Global. The

programme runs from 2013 to 2017.

Global learning and development education in the primary school context

Development education is an approach to learning about global and development issues through recognising

the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world. It encourages critical examination of global issues

and awareness of the impact that individuals can have on these. Development education began in the late

1970s, with volunteers and aid workers returning from overseas placements wanting to change the way people

learned about development and less economically developed countries. Centres specialising in development

education have existed across England since then, working with local schools and communities.

Global learning is the application of development education by practitioners, teachers and pupils - it is probably

already happening in your school. Many programmes have existed over the years and many continue to run.

The GLP aims to build on your school’s existing work in this area rather than introduce completely new ideas

and principles.

Global learning approaches support school improvement. A recent evaluation of global learning in primary

schools found that it had a significant or some important impacts within over 65% of schools. Additionally, a

further study in Wales found that global learning supported the development of the school ethos and supported

schools in working better with their communities.

Information on how global learning can be integrated into the new National Curriculum

The Global Learning Project will support effective teaching and learning within English schools and enable

global learning to become embedded as regular practice at whole school, curriculum and classroom level. The

programme will help students gain additional knowledge about the developing world, the causes of poverty and

what can be done to reduce it, as well as the skills to interpret that knowledge in order to make judgements

about global poverty.

In relation to the curriculum, the Global Learning Programme will particularly explore the following areas:

1. Developing countries, their economies, histories and human geography

2. The basic elements of globalisation

3. The different ways to achieve global poverty reduction and the arguments around the merits of these

different approaches

4. The concepts of interdependence and sustainability

5. Supporting enquiry and critical thinking about development and development issues

The GLP website (www.glp-e.org.uk) will help you explore global learning through case studies, examples and

other subject-specific support across Key Stages Two and Three in:

citizenship

English

geography

history

mathematics

religious education and

science

The aim with this additional support is to help support schools in introducing global learning into a subject

specific context. Where relevant, references have also been provided on the website to show where the

themes, examples and case studies provided work directly towards the new National Curriculum.

Link between GLP whole school audit and Ofsted framework, especially Spiritual, Moral, Social and

Cultural outcomes

A fundamental part of the GLP involves encouraging schools to take a whole school approach to global

learning. Best practice evidence suggests such an approach will achieve the greatest global learning outcomes

across the school, and will better support wider school improvement. The GLP Whole School Framework

supports schools in taking a whole school approach to global learning. By helping them to recognise where

and how they can embed global learning more deeply as they move through the programme.

The framework is made up of 12 criteria, designed to show where global learning can be promoted across the

school. These criteria are divided into four key areas which relate to the Ofsted school inspection framework:

Pupil achievement

Teachers’ practice

Behaviour and relationships

Leadership and the community

For each of these four areas, the framework also shows how working on the criteria will support Spiritual,

Moral, Social and Cultural outcomes.

These close links between the GLP and the Ofsted Framework will help schools to identify how the GLP can

make a positive contribution to learning outcomes across the school.

Benefits of becoming a GLP Expert Centre

Schools with outstanding practice in development education will be appointed as GLP Expert Centres that will

act as hubs for good practice to provide local, peer-led training and support for teachers in partner schools.

Each Expert Centre will establish a local network of between 15 and 23 partner schools and will host halftermly

support meetings to help them to identify each school’s particular training priorities and access the most

appropriate professional development through the GLP website to meet their needs. Expert Centres benefit

from:

funding of between £3,375 and £5,175, depending on the number of partner schools recruited, to cover

staff time on the programme;

a two-day residential induction programme for GLP Coordinators;

ongoing support from GLP Local Advisors, National Leaders and the central GLP team

comprehensive ‘toolkits’ which contain all of the resources required to deliver the half-termly twilight

support sessions for partner schools

access to all other resources on the GLP and Global Dimension websites

In addition, Expert Centre GLP Coordinators are fully funded to apply for GLP Lead Practitioner status. Having

a member of their team undertake the GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation as part of the programme provides

Expert Centres with:

a framework and structure to drive forward global learning and development education within their

school and across school networks;

a tool to focus and evidence the impact of their work with others;

a quality mark of excellent practice and of the school’s commitment to professional global learning;

access to a wide range of resources, research and case studies that can be drawn on and shared to

improve and develop practice;

recognition of the school’s commitment to the GLP and

opportunities to engage with current regional, national and international developments through the

wider network of the GLP.

Benefits of becoming a partner school

The GLP provides partner schools with the support needed to help pupils learn about the challenges our world

faces. This support includes:

a free, locally-based peer-led programme of support to enhance teaching and learning about global

issues and whole-school approaches to global learning;

access to up to £500 of e-credits which your school can use to pay for popular professional

development sessions from approved providers;

a specialised online audit tool to enable you highlight your school’s current global learning strengths

and identify areas of priority for future development;

an individualised action plan for your school to provide practical ideas and strategies for enhancing

future global learning provision;

curriculum guidance to support global learning in key subject areas, mapped to the national curriculum;

action research opportunities through the GLP innovation fund;

an online tool to assess pupils’ global learning;

opportunities for partner schools to become Expert Centres to lead the programme within their local

areas

Benefits for teachers of signing up for GLP

The GLP supports teachers in developing their own knowledge and understanding of global issues, helping

their pupils to learn about the challenges our world faces and to think critically about how to deal with issues

such as poverty, inequality and sustainability. Key benefits include:

opportunities for working with colleagues in local, like-minded schools to drive forward global learning

across the curriculum and to share best practice

practical support from the local Expert Centre and GLP Local Advisor at eight half-termly professional

development events

downloadable information packs for teachers at KS2 and KS3

easily-accessible and approved resources to support classroom teaching and whole-school global

learning

opportunities for teachers to become accredited GLP Lead Practitioners.

GLP Badging

All schools participating in the Global Learning Programme will be entitled to use the ‘Expert Centre’ or ‘partner

school’ badges on their stationery and websites, as well as on internal documents and publications that they

may produce through their work on the programme. These badges will be downloadable from the GLP website

and will be accompanied by full branding guidelines for their use.

Signing up for the GLP

Signing up for the GLP is quick and easy through the GLP website at www.glp-e.org.uk. The initial registration

establishes basic information about your school and should only take a few minutes to complete. The second

part of the registration process is the Whole School Audit. Schools need to complete both parts to benefit from

all aspects of the Global Learning Programme.

Each school registering for the GLP needs to have a Global Learning Coordinator who will lead the GLP in

their school and complete the initial registration. If your school has not already been invited to take part in a

local GLP network by an Expert Centre, the registration process will also help you to identify your nearest

Centre.