Global Learning Partnerships (GLP) empowers the delivery of meaningful global education to young people in Scotland. More than 80 education practitioners have completed the professional development scheme which includes a four-week placement in Rwanda or Uganda.

GLP is delivered over an 18-month period during which time participants benefit from a number of training opportunities designed to enhance their knowledge, understanding and delivery of global education within the classroom, school and the wider learning community.

One of the programme’s key interventions is a four-week placement in Rwanda or Uganda during the Scottish school summer holidays. Participants work with GLP partners Inspire Empower Educate Rwanda and Redearth Education Uganda to develop the professional skills and competencies of teachers within their host communities. To date, hundreds of teachers in the African countries have been involved in this ethical, sustainable and equitable training.

First-hand cultural experience is an integral part of GLP equipping participants with a deep knowledge and understanding of life in another country, providing credible personal experiences with which to augment global education within the Scottish curriculum.

GLP is developed and delivered in collaboration with the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS), GLP Ambassadors and our delivery partners. Participants can apply for Professional Recognition in Global Education within Learning for Sustainability, accredited by GTCS. GLP is open to all post-probation classroom teachers in Scotland and GTCS practitioners who support the development and delivery of education.

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Enhancing Global Education

86 Teachers

Scottish teachers who have participated in GLP

2016 Educators

Educators in Rwanda and Uganda taken part in GLP training

3,024 Training Days

Total number of CLPL training days undertaken by GLPL teachers

75 schools

Number of schools benefitting from GLP teachers across 10 local authorities

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