global education training
RISC provides tailor-made training for schools and school networks across Berkshire, Oxfordshire and Surrey. From twilight sessions to whole days, from Global Maths to Global Values, we can support you and your colleagues in delivering effective Global Citizenship.

upcoming courses


Are you a global teacher?

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global teacher award training

Free training for teachers and staff teams funded by the British Council Connecting Classrooms through the Global Learning programme

The national GLOBAL TEACHER AWARD is available across the country from the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDEC) and promotes skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and active global citizenship into the school.

Endorsed by Oxfam and now approved by the British Council for Delivery Within Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning, this 6 hour intermediate course for the Global Teacher Award is currently offered across the country free to schools and their teachers.

"A complete change of perspective in the way I teach." - Participant feedback on the impact of the Global Teacher Award on their teaching.

For teachers of all phases and all subjects

Certification of the Global Educator Award is now also available funded to support staff engaged in learning activities with children and young people. To achieve Level 1, teachers implement an activity in school and critically reflect on the activity undertaken.

This course is also available FULLY FUNDED FOR YOUR WHOLE STAFF TEAM. If you would like us to deliver this training in your school please use the enquiry link below.

see the events page for details of when this course is available

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Philosophy for Children (P4C)

SAPERE two-day Level 1 Foundation Course facilitated by Jen Simpson £300

This course is available with two hours follow up in school co-facilitated with a member of the RISC education team to get you started confidently on your P4C journey. Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a powerful approach to teaching and learning which helps pupils of all ages to become effective thinkers, communicators and collaborators. It focuses on enabling and empowering learners as a community of enquiry to develop four key types of thinking:

It is well documented that P4C has an impact on children’s cognitive, social and emotional development. P4C is about getting children to think and communicate well; to think better for themselves. A 2015 Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) Efficacy Trial carried out by Durham University into SAPERE P4C showed that:

This two-day course:

Jen Simpson

A fully registered SAPERE Trainer, Jen is also Assistant National Training Manager at SAPERE; managing training enquiries and running the P4C School Awards as well and supporting the growing network of schools and trainers involved in P4C. Jen originally trained as a primary teacher later moving into global education which has developed into a role as an independent researcher in Global Education recently publishing papers on developing social justice and participatory pedagogy. Jen has over 12yrs of experience in P4C and providing high quality, participatory training for educators.

"It’s been amazing to see the children develop their thoughts during an enquiry and have an opportunity to really think and listen to each other knowing their opinions are valued." - Year 5 teacher

"I love P4C because my opinion is changed by other people and I can explore what other people think... you are in a group and can be heard by everyone." - Year 6 pupil

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Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) Programme

This new programme was launched in September 2018 and supports schools internationally to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that shape our world.

Fully Funded places available for the Global Teacher Award

The national Global Teacher Award available across the country from the Consortium of Development Education Centres (CoDEC) promotes skills, confidence and practical approaches to incorporate global learning into the curriculum, and active global citizenship into the school.

Endorsed by Oxfam and now approved by the British Council for delivery within Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, this 6 hour Intermediate course for the Global Teacher Award is currently offered across the country free to state funded schools and their teachers.

For teachers of all phases and all subjects. To achieve Level 1, teachers implement an activity in school and critically reflect on the activity undertaken.

See the events page for details of when this course is available

make an enquiry or book your training now


sample workshops

how do we know its working?

Use RISC's newly published and innovative toolkit for measuring attitudinal change: discover activities for measuring our impact, as teachers, on pupils’ attitudes. Discuss how we can use what we find out to support the embedding of global learning. The session includes a copy of the resource for each school taking part.

global maths

Discover exciting opportunities to deliver Global Citizenship through Maths. Hands on activities using artefacts, books, images and online resources as the starting point for the development of mathematical thinking and language. The session includes time to consider a wide range of resources to bring social justice and sustainability into your Maths work.

Global Maths

beyond masks and drums:
global art and music without the stereotypes

Are you planning an African or Asian Arts week? Explore the work of artists and musicians from across the Majority World*. Their work challenges traditional stereotypes and explores issues of social justice and sustainability.

exploring values

What makes values “British”? This workshop will help you find the overlaps between Global Citizenship values and attitudes, the values your school wants to promote, and how these correlate with government requirements.

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sustainability: go beyond recycling!

Explore ways of empowering your pupils to be active global citizens, make connections between their own lives and those of others and take action for a more sustainable future.

*Majority World is a less perjorative term for Developing World, Global South or Third World