Global Schools Association
The YHGSA’s Curriculum Development Strategy comprises of four main elements. These are:
1 The Global Schools Award Scheme
This scheme is designed to recognise the achievements of schools in teaching the Global Dimension of the curriculum. The YHGSA has developed a set of benchmarks which schools can use to measure their success at delivering the global dimension. Schools that can demonstrate their progress will be able to apply for a Global Schools Award. Schools taking part in the scheme receive supporting visits from their local Development Education Centre (DEC), these are funded by the YHGSA. Schools may apply to take part in the scheme at any time, Adjudication Panels take place in late January and mid July. Schools gaining the GSA at any level are invited to the YHGSA conference to receive their certificates, the YHGSA makes a contribution to teacher replacement costs for this event.
DFID Review of Building Support for Development: ‘The Global Schools Award is designed to recognise good practice in the delivery of Global Learning and is open to all schools in the Yorkshire and Humber. Schools that gain the award are accredited for three years and there are different levels of the award: developing, established and enhanced to reflect different stages of school engagement with Global Learning.’
2 The YHGSA CPD programme
The YHGSA’s Curriculum Development Group steers a programme of innovative Global Education CPD for the Yorkshire and Humber region. Courses are free (apart from a small registration charge in some instances). They take place across the region and are open to all teachers.
3 Networking meetings
The group also arranges networking meetings from time to time at which teachers can share their Global Education work.