Global Learning in London and South East England
May 2004 – March 2005 and August 2005 – August 2010
London and South East England – Global Dimension
This was a part-time role in supporting schools, local authorities and ITE institutions, with local organisations, on an initial five-year strategic project funded by the Department for International Development.
The purpose was to increase the level of engagement with the global dimension in the school leadership and the curriculum.
Local4Global has now concluded a further two-year phase of funding by the Department for International Development (DFID). The objective has been to ensure a global dimension in the school curriculum. Local development education centres in the London and South East England Regions have been working with teachers and other educators.
Enabling Effective Support
It was conceived in response to DFID’s ‘enabling effective support’ (EES) programme and was based originally on research conducted with schools, universities and local authorities eight years ago. It has undergone changes in personnel and a priority-shift since then but, essentially, it has made a significant contribution to the current high standing of global learning in schools.
The story of the many constituent parts of Local4Global, and the main documentation of annual plans and evaluation, is still available online at the archived site www.local4global.org.uk. [opens in a new window]
Angus Willson was involved, with others in the field of global learning, in setting up the regional programme for London and South East England and, later, he became the part-time coordinator. This has included negotiating with the partner organisations, which are directly working with schools, and national bodies, editing the Local4Global website – and liaising with the coordinators from other regions and DFID.
It is now known that DFID is setting up a new Global Learning Programme-England (GLP-E).
The organisations across London and South East England have continued to meet regularly. They are engaged, in various combinations, with different projects.
For the non-maintained website see www.local4global.org.uk [opens in a new window]