Welcome to the website for the Global Schools Award

The Global Schools Award (GSA) is designed to recognise good practice in the delivery of global learning in schools and is open to all schools in England and the Isle of Man. Whilst it is well suited to schools which have completed their four terms of training with the Global Learning Programme and want to embed global learning into their school’s vision, culture and environment, it is also ideal for schools starting out on their global learning journey/new to this approach.


Doing the GSA is an opportunity for you to really embed global learning and 'global thinking' into the life of your school.


The GSA was developed by a group of Development Education Centres in Yorkshire and is coordinated by Craven DEC on behalf of the Consortium of Development Educations Centres.


Teachers who have successfully completed the Global Teachers Award may self-certify their school for the GSA Level 1. In this case the registration fee is waived, but before a certificate is awarded a contribution of £20 is expected to cover administration costs.


Schools that gain the award at any of the three levels, defined as ‘Developing, Embedded, Enhanced’ are accredited for three years.


The benefits of participating include:

•  a framework for developing global learning

•  an enhanced profile

•  a portfolio demonstrating achievement

•  use of Global Schools Award logo

"Following on from completing the GLP training sessions, working towards the GSA gave our school several clear targets to aim for, which has enhanced our curriculum and the children's learning in a multitude of ways."

Tamsin Benning, Beckwithshaw Community Primary School, North Yorkshire.

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Getting Started

Frequently Asked Questions

- What do we mean by 'Global Dimension'?

- How does it differ to other programmes?

- How much does it cost?

- How long does it take?

- When do I need to submit evidence?

- What help is available?

- How does this fit in with things we're doing?

- Which framework should we use?

Moving Forward

- Benchmarks

- Evidence

Moving Forward


Possible Routes

Contact the Global Schools Award:

Liz Roodhouse

Craven DEC

St Andrew’s Church Hall

Newmarket Street


North Yorkshire
BD23 2JE


Email liz@globalschoolsaward.org.uk

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Contact the Global Schools Award:

Liz Roodhouse, Craven DEC, St Andrew’s Church Hall, Newmarket Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2JE


Email liz@cravendec.org.uk