Getting Started

Step 1

The Global Schools Award is based on the Benchmarks for the Global Dimension. The Benchmarks define achievement at three different Levels (‘Developing, Established and Enhanced’). To receive the award, schools need to demonstrate achievement across the following areas:

  1. Leadership and Ethos
  2. Teaching and Learning
  3. Monitoring & Evaluation
  4. Resources
  5. The Environment and the School
  6. Staff Development
  7. Communications

Your school needs to decide the appropriate level to apply for the award. To help you do this please view the benchmarks for the three levels of the Award (Developing, Established and Enhanced) and decide the level at which the school wants to apply.  It is suggested that Level 2 is the most appropriate entry level for schools that have completed the Global Learning Programme.

To gain an award your school should submit a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate that 14 of the 19 elements, five of which are compulsory (shown in red on the Benchmarks document) have been met. The elements should be spread over 5 or more of the 7 areas listed above.

For further guidance, please see the Moving Forward section of this website which has examples of the type of evidence which must be compiled for each of the elements.


Click here to open a PDF of the Benchmarks


Step 2

Complete the Registration of Interest form.  Click here to open as a Word Document, or click here to open as a PDF.  Once completed, send to:

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


For further information, please contact


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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



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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