Education Development Trust has been working with more than half of Wales' 1,593 primary and secondary schools in Wales to deepen pupils' understanding of global issues through the Global Learning Programme.
Being global citizens is a necessary reality for today’s school children and the Global Learning Programme Wales aims to embed global learning in the curriculum and the wider life of the school. Through the ambitious and visionary programme we are:
Using our expertise in embedding national policy initiatives, we have adopted a successful cluster model approach. We work alongside our lead schools offering 1:1 tailored mentoring with bilingual experts and highly targeted effective training. With sustainability at the heart of what we do, as well as working specifically with our lead schools, we have designed and delivered a universal training offer open to any teacher in Wales. Our training empowers teachers to address sensitive issues in their classrooms from Islamophobia to anti-immigration rhetoric.
Effective supporting materials have been another critical factor in our success and we have produced an extensive resource library including case studies. These resources have been designed for the local context and they are all available in English and in Welsh.
It [the training] will help me to discuss sensitive issues effectively, discuss misconceptions and help with social and emotional needs of the pupils.