Global Learning

‘The earth is the Lord’s and all its fullness’ Psalm 24:1 


At the heart of our SHINE curriculum is ‘Environment’ where, at King Charles School through learning about the Environmentpupils develop an understanding of their local, national and international community. 


Global Learning at King Charles School  


At King Charles, we believe every child should be given the opportunity to discover the wider world by equipping them with the skills, knowledge, empathy and understanding necessary to live and work in an increasingly globalised world. 


For us, we see global learning as an approach to learning about international development through recognising the importance of linking people’s lives throughout the world.  We learn about how our lives impact on others, how we can act to make a difference in our world and our responsibility for God’s creation. 


Our SHINE curriculum, with Environment at its heart, has learning about the wider world interwoven throughout and sees our pupils answer big questions as well as focus specifically on ‘being me in my world in PSHE learning. 


Schools like ours, that actively engage in global learning, recognise the impact that knowledge and understanding of development can bring to pupils’ learning across the curriculum. Global learning at King Charles School can simply be defined as a means of our children learning about the wider world. 


When learning about the wider world, we aim for our pupils to be: 

• Critical  

• Creative 

• Self-aware  

• Globally aware  

• Open-minded  

• Inquisitive  

• Reflective  

• Connected  

• Willing to engage with global challenges  

• Tolerant of different belief and cultures 

• Keen to take action for a better world 


Global learning supports the long-term development and success of pupils, by enhancing their critical thinking skills and boosting their relationships with peers. 


Incorporating a global element into teaching across the curriculum helps to: 

  • ensure our children experience a rich and interesting curriculum 

  • base learning in real-world contexts to enthuse, inspire and engage our children 

  • raise standards of attainment and achievement 

  • deliver the requirements of the SMSC curriculum and respond positively to the current focus on British values 

  • ensure our children make sense of the world in which they live and to understand their role and responsibility within a global society 

  • develop an ethos encouraging empathy, fairness and respect. 


We have designed our curriculum offer with Global Learning in mind, and all year groups have opportunities to develop their understanding of their place as a citizen in a diverse and exciting world. For more detailed information on our curriculum intent, implementation and impact, please refer to our curriculum page.