A brief history

Global Learning Partnerships is a programme of The Wood Foundation and was first piloted in 2011. Originally named Global Teachers, the programme underwent significant review and development in 2013 when it re-emerged as Global Learning Partnerships (GLP). GLP is delivered by The Wood Foundation in partnership with overseas education providers.

Global Learning Partnerships Participants 2012
Nine teachers from Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire travelled to Uganda
Global Learning Partnerships participants 2014
Fifteen teachers from Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire travelled to Rwanda
Fifteen teachers from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus travelled to Rwanda
Seventeen teachers from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus travelled to Rwanda

Fifteen teachers from Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire, Highland and Stirling travelled to Rwanda

Twenty three teachers from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Highland, Orkney, Perth & Kinross, Clackmannanshire, Stirling, South Lanarkshire, Glasgow, Fife, Midlothian, Renfrewshire and Argyll & Bute travelled to Rwanda and Uganda

Our Aim

To support the development of active global citizens through the provision of Career-Long Professional Learning opportunities for teachers and educationalists in Scotland.

“Reflecting back on my GLP experience in 2012, alongside other trips I have taken, returning as a Team Lead has been thought-provoking. The programme has grown hugely, evolving positively since 2012 through careful management by Georgea and the teams at The Wood Foundation, IEE and latterly Redearth. Key to its success for me, is the focus on considering sustainable impacts on local education practices as well as impact back in the UK. We were working hard to add value to an ongoing programme of development, not air dropping support in and then leaving.”

Jill Callander, GLP 2012 & 2018