Global Learning Programme for schools

The Global Learning Programme (GLP) is a UK-wide initiative that aims to offer young people the opportunity to learn about the world around them.

The GLP works with primary, secondary and special schools across the UK, helping schools deepen pupils’ understanding of global issues, while at the same time developing key skills and reinforcing learning across a wide range of subjects.

The programme is a UK-wide initiative, managed separately in each UK nation to reflect devolved education policy, and is funded by the UK government. All schools can join the programme, but funding is only available to Key Stages 2 and 3 in state schools in England. The GLP is managed by a consortium: Pearson (lead), Geographical Association, UCL Institute of Education, Oxfam UK, Royal Geographical Society, SSAT and Think Global.

The Think Global website has more information on the management of the GLP in each UK nation.

The Global Learning Programme England is working with the Royal Statistical Society and other key subject bodies to develop a range of advice, guidance, subject samples and continuing professional development (CPD) training that focuses on global learning at Key Stages 2 and 3.

On the GLP England website, we’ve provided support and ideas in using mathematics and statistics to deliver global learning, including a summary of global learning in mathematics and statistics, pointers to data sources, and case studies of how to deliver this learning in Key Stages 2 and 3. We’ll be developing more resources over the course of the project.

Schools can join the GLP by becoming a partner school. Register your school today and find out more about the opportunities that the GLP can offer your students. For further details of the project, email or follow on Twitter at @glp-e.