Global Learning


Global learning can be described as an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world. There are several definitions of the term ‘global learning’ and ‘development education’. In the context of the Global Learning Programme (2013-2018), global learning encourages critical examination of global issues and an awareness of the impact that individuals can have on them.

John Perryn is participating in global learning. This means that we recognise the impact that knowledge and understanding of development can bring to pupils’ learning across the curriculum. Staff and students alike will be working together with the aim of following the curriculum intention:

‘Enabling our children to be the aspirational citizens of tomorrow where knowledge, empathy and strength of character are prized as the foundations of success. We strive to encourage excellence in a diverse, collaborative and creative environment with global goals at the heart of our curriculum.’

Below are the Sustainable Goals. The school will be focusing on 5 of these:
  • Number 1 - No poverty
  • Number 3 - Good Health and Well-Being
  • Number 4 - Quality Education
  • Number 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • Number 13 - Climate Action