UK GLOBAL LEARNING ASSOCIATION FOR SCHOOLS (UKGLAS) is a co-operative network which exists to support a range of professionals who have a role in supporting the international and/or global dimension in education. The Association was founded in 1996 and until 2008 was known as UKAEIES (UK Association for European and International Education in Schools). UKGLAS is registered as a charity in the UK (registration number: 1063668).

The overall mission of the Association is to support the membership as they work with schools and school networks of all types to develop an international outlook and prepare their learners for life in an increasingly globalised society. The Association works closely with the British Council both in the UK and overseas, EU information providers and the Global Learning Programme.  Regular inputs from these organisations and opportunities for networking are part of the benefits of membership. The current membership of around 40 includes personnel working in a range of over-lapping contexts. They include international education consultants, Local Authority international co-ordinators and advisers, workers from Development Education Centres and languages specialists. UKGLAS holds regular meetings (usually three per annum in London) plus an annual conference. Please see the Membership and Meetings pages

GLOBAL LEARNING ASSOCIATION (GLA) is the not-for-profit trading arm of UKGLAS established in 2012 (Company number 7468905).  UKGLAS membership entitles individuals to apply to become GLA Associates at no extra cost. The GLA is able to bid for commercial contracts and pay suitably qualified Associates for their work. The majority of our Associates are also qualified teachers and some have recent experience of headships or other senior management posts. Current and recent involvement in training by GLA Associates includes eTwinning in Poland and Ukraine; classroom English for non-specialist linguists in the UK; International Dimension Training in Oxfordshire. Many of our Associates are also British Council Ambassadors and assessors and/or external evaluators for EU education programmes.

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UKGLAS conference

Prospective members are welcome to attend one of our meetings prior to joining.

Please contact the Chair for exact venue details:

R.Kirtley@hull.ac.uk