Today’s children and young people are growing up in an uncertain and rapidly changing world. Shifting global powers, a globalised economy and global challenges like climate change and poverty mean they will be faced with difficult choices in their lives, choices that will have repercussions for them and the rest of humanity.
It is important that children are supported and actively encouraged to be curious about the world they live in. Global learning at Egerton is like a golden thread running through all aspects of the curriculum involving local, national and global aspects. The staff work hard to ensure that we are responsive as a team to provide children with an accurate world view.
In our most recent inpsection in June 2015 Ofsted recognised this aspect as a key strength:
‘The curriculum is very broad and supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. They have a wide understanding of the world around them as a result of the many trips, visits and clubs the school offers. The school is recognised as an Expert Centre for the National Global Learning Programme for its positive contribution to a globalised world within the school curriculum. This enhances pupils’ lives and gives them an understanding of both the challenges and the wonders of the world. Pupils are rightly proud of the links the school has with a school in Kenya and enthusiastically and readily talk about it.’
Alison Hooper on the National Global Learning Programme
Egerton Primary School Knutsford is an Expert Centre for the National Global Learning Programme (GLP) and has been since 2014.
In this video Alison Hooper, Headteacher at Egerton, discusses the importance of global learning with Clive Belgeonne, GLP National Leader for the North of England.
For more information on the GLP please visit http://glp.globaldimension.org.uk