The Global Learning Programme is a national network of like-minded schools committed to equipping pupils to make a positive contribution to a globalised world. Putnoe Primary School is a designated expert centre where we work together with other schools to promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding (SMSC).
The Global Learning Programme underpins our curriculum by preparing children for modern life in Britain. Throughout the year, different areas of the curriculum feature at least three links to globalisation.
There are many ways this programme benefits our children. These include:
- Children become more engaged in lessons and learning, using real life situations to help their understanding. For example, in Geography, children learn about sustainability projects around the world and in science, children learn about endangered animals and their habitats.
- Children gain deeper curriculum knowledge and understanding about globalisation, sustainability, inequality and global poverty.
- Children improve their enquiry and critical thinking skills, making judgements about the world they live in.
- Children explore British values, their values and how they impact on others.
- Children learn how to listen to different voices and perspectives, question viewpoints and challenge stereotypes
Our aims for this programme are that children grow up to be a respectful and tolerant member of their community and that they value the rights of others as well as protect our world for the next generation. Over the past year, we have celebrated International Peace Day in September, Fairtrade Week in March and Refugee Week in July to support this progress.