Global Dimension

Education plays a vital role in helping children and young people recognise their contribution and responsibilities as citizens of this global community and equipping them with the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions. Including the global dimension in teaching means that links can be made between local and global issues. It also means that young people are given opportunities to:

  • Critically examine their own values and attitudes;
  • Appreciate the similarities between peoples everywhere, and value diversity;
  • Understand the global context of their local lives;
  • And develop skills that will enable them to combat injustice, prejudice and discrimination.

Such knowledge, skills and understanding enable young people to make informed decisions about playing an active role in the global community.

The global dimension informs our whole school ethos, leading to a school that is inclusive, just and democratic and promotes social and environmental responsibility, respect and co-operation.