'A footprint means pressing down and global means world, so 'global footprint' means pressing down on the world and we don't want to press too hard' (child's definition of a Global Footprint)
what is Global Learning? CoreKnowledge Key Skills Values and Attitudes what is sustainability? what about climate change?
what about climate change?

SMSC and Global Learning Accreditation and Awards  

International Schools Award
The International School Award is an accreditation scheme run by the British Council to encourage international work and global learning in schools.  The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instil a global dimension into the learning experience of all learners and the professional development of staff.
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Fairtrade Schools Award
The Fairtrade Schools Award is open to Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK.  The process of setting in place Fairtrade Schools status can contribute to SMSC provision.


Eco-schools Award
Eco-Schools is an international award programme that guides schools on their sustainable journey, providing a framework to help embed these principles into the heart of school life.

More information can be found at:  www.keepbritaintidy.org/ecoschools and for specific advice on bringing a global dimension to Eco-schools see: www.green-flag.org.uk

Rights Respecting Schools Award
The Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) recognises achievement in putting the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) at the heart of a school’s planning, policies, practice and ethos. A rights-respecting school not only teaches about children’s rights but also models rights and respect in all its relationships: between teachers / adults and pupils, between adults and between pupils.
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