Local support

  • CDEC – Developing Global Learning

    CDEC exists to promote an understanding of global dimensions in ways that meet the educational and developmental needs of young people growing up in a changing, globalised society.
    CDEC works in Cheshire, Halton and Warrington delivering high-quality, innovative and challenging projects and programmes that help embed the global dimension and P4C into partner organisations’ ways of thinking and operating, in order to achieve positive developmental outcomes – for those institutions and the professionals within them as well as children and young people served by them.
    1. Enhance the professional capacities of teachers, through providing access to ideas and information, and by providing training and other professional development opportunities.
    2. Catalyse change in schools, supporting and helping to plan and implement coherent in-school interventions, including through curriculum development, whole-school orientation, supporting the school’s direction of travel, as well as by instituting projects, training and workshops in support.
    3. Work in partnership with institutions with an interest in children’s and young people’s education- including early years practitioners, ITE organisations, and Local Authorities -to promote the distinctive contribution that global learning and P4C can bring.

    Email: info@cheshiredec.orgWebsite: http://www.cheshiredec.org
  • Centre for Alternative Technology

    CAT offers Education for Sustainable Development and Global Citizenship for schools, youth groups, universities and the general public through:

    • day and residential visits to our unique visitor centre
    • courses for pupils and teachers
    • resources
    • outreach for schools and groups
    • projects

    CAT works a great deal in Wales but also right across Britain.

    CAT has always presented a vision of sustainability that integrates issues of development, equity, climate change, energy futures, resource use and biodiversity.

    Email: education@cat.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cat.org.uk
  • Centre for Global Education (Northern Ireland)

    The Centre for Global Education (CGE) is a development non-governmental organisation that provides education services to increase awareness of international development issues. Its central remit is to promote education that challenges the underlying causes of poverty and inequality in the developing world and effect action toward social and economic justice.

    Email: info@centreforglobaleducation.comWebsite: http://www.centreforglobaleducation.com
  • Centre for Global Education York

    The Centre for Global Education was established in 1982. It is an independent, non-profit, development education centre based in York St John University. Our aim is to promote a global perspective to learning to provide an “education for a just future”.

    We aim to provide support, challenge, training and learning opportunities that allow interactive involvement with a variety of global educational projects and events.

    We work locally, nationally and internationally with teachers, governors, community groups, educational NGOs, Local Authorities and children and young people.

    We encourage active participation in learning to develop understanding around global issues, to broaden understanding of our personal interdependence with one another, to challenge stereotyping and to promote and encourage action for social justice. These objectives enable us to achieve our broad aim to provide “education for a just future”.

    We are able to offer:

    • CPD for teachers, early years practitioners and classroom assistants including courses, staff meetings and school based training days.
    • Access to our resource centre that has many books, teaching packs, DVDs and artefacts that can be borrowed.
    • Consultancies.
    • Support to schools working towards the YHGSA Global Schools Award, the UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award & Early Years Rights Respecting Settings Award.
    • Training, information and support to schools and community groups that want to develop global partnerships with schools and communities.
    • School based workshop eg Fairtrade, World Summits.
    • International summer schools.

    Email: cge@yorksj.ac.ukWebsite: http://www.centreforglobaleducation.org
  • Commonwork (DEC)

    Commonwork is a local centre of exploratory practice and experiential learning in environmental, social and economic sustainability. It is run as a set of mutually supportive social enterprises including a working organic dairy farm, productive gardens, residential facilities for retreats, seminars and conferences as well as a newly developed low carbon resource and study centre.

    Learning programmes on offer evolve and develop and are planned in discussion with partners but are underpinned by its core purpose held over more than 35 years, to explore how we can connect better to ourselves, to each other and to the natural world in face of the disconnect and exploitation prevalent in contemporary living. It has long offered education in sustainable development and global citizenship as part of wider movements pursuing similar objectives and seeks to develop and share with others locally and globally the very privileged and unique set of resources at Bore Place, its centre in Kent.

    Email: janebs@commonwork.orgWebsite: http://www.commonwork.org
  • Conforti Institute

    Works with young people, community groups and teachers; also provides curriculum advice and access to a wide range of resources, both material and online.

    Website: http://www.confortiinstitute.org
  • Cornwall Association for Development Education (CADE)

    Cornwall Association for Development Education is a resource centre on development education for all of Cornwall, especially schools and organisations. Activities include workshops and training on sustainable development and global citizenship. Current projects developing schemes of work and resources to integrate the poverty-reduction agenda into nine subject areas of the school curriculum. It is also running a global citizenship education support programme for secondary schools. Our beneficiaries include schools and educational estblishmnt, youth and adult groups, private and public organisations and other educational practitioners.


    Email: coordinator@cade.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cade.org.uk
  • Craven Development Education Centre

    At Craven we provide support and resources for teachers and the local community to help tackle the big issues facing the world.

    We work with teachers, school governors, schools, faith groups, our local further education college and North Yorkshire local authority to increase knowledge and understanding of global education. We do this by providing: a resource centre , continuing professional development, workshops with students and their teachers, support and advice on linking and other development issues, and by devising and disseminating interactive, fun and interesting teaching and learning ideas.

    Email: liz@cravendec.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cravendec.org.uk
  • Cumbria Development Education Centre (CDEC)

    CDEC work with teachers, students and other education providers in promoting the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to participate in a multicultural society and interdependent world. Our specialism is in supporting and developing teaching and learning methods that promote enquiry and critical awareness, developing values and attitudes, and supporting pupil voice.

    What we offer:

    • Support and training on all aspects of global citizenship, including equality and diversity, sustainable development and social justice.
    • School linking – support programmes on developing link partners both local and global.
    • Philosophy for children – introductory sessions and SAPERE accredited level 1 courses.
    • Resources – an exclusive collection of books, activity packs, artefacts for loan through our resource bases in Cumbria.

    Email: office@cdec.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cdec.org.uk