Our Work

Global Learning Training Courses and Workshops

DECSY runs training sessions and workshops for teachers and other educators using a range of approaches, including on-line sessions using Zoom. 

In 2020 we ran 65 Global Learning training sessions with over 735 school teachers, early years practitioners and trainee teachers, and to 700 school peoples. See below for recent feedback from training course participants.

Project Work

A list of our current and recent previous Global Learning projects are listed to the right of this page, with more details on each project page.

Recent projects include:
– creating and trialling lesson plans and teaching resources for the Non-violent action: a force for change project
– creating a Gender Equality Charter Mark for secondary schools (funded by the EU)
– The Schools Linking Project
– PiCaM – an EU funded project to incorporate maths into citizenship lessons
– an Outdoor Learning and Schools Gardens project with primary school pupils in Sheffield.

We are currently receiving funding for our project work from:  the Erasmus+ Programme, DFID, Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, The Nineveh Charitable Trust, Wesleyan Foundation, Sheffield City Council, The Linking Network.

These are some of our recent courses, with comments from participants.

Coping with Covid, Jan – March 2021

‘After attending the course I feel more knowledgeable about what Covid is, how it takes to hold on both individuals and populations and what we can do to help ourselves.’

‘A clear and detailed introduction to the resources, highlighting the importance of understanding the bigger picture as well as the known data.’

‘Incredible course. Rob was amazing, he had a fantastic way and I wanted to learn more. Would definitely recommend this course!’

‘Clear delivery, full of relevant information.’

Philosophy for Level 1 online course, November 2020

‘Enjoyed the course and how it had been tailored to online learning lots of breakout rooms and a small group size allowed us to get to know each other pretty well through the course. The content was well delivered and the pace was good. Lots of varied tasks.’

Introduction to Philosophy for Children, whole-school training session – feedback, September 2020

‘On behalf of the whole team can I pass on our thanks for your excellent sessions? You have certainly perfected the art of delivery via Zoom! We all feel inspired.’

P4C Level 1 Introduction – on-line course, June 2020:
‘I just want to convey my gratitude for the P4C introduction course today, it was truly wonderful. Helen was so engaging and attentive, the other attendees were lovely too!’

‘A brilliant thought-provoking introduction to P4C.’

‘A really inspiring and useful introduction to P4C, clearly setting out the model for a P4C session.’

‘A fantastic introduction to P4C. Every teacher should have this training.’

Gender Equality in Schools, May 2020 (on-line, free course)
‘Really valuable course thought-provoking and inspiring.’

‘Great opportunity to connect with others working in this field.’

Philosophy for Children Level 1, 2019

‘Will change my teaching practice tomorrow.’

Philosophy for Children Level 2a, 2019

‘Found the course so collaborative, caring, creative and critical that the days flew by and I went away feeling invigorated.’

Broad and Balanced curriculum course, 2019

‘A thought provoking course that challenges the basis of why, and what for, we are educating children.’

Global Teacher Award, 2019

Another great session with real meaning, delivered by professionals with a huge range of knowledge.’

Global Learning Programme, 2018

‘I feel more confident in going with what I think – not necessarily what I think is right, but questioning the children and getting them to discuss it. And helping children understand there isn’t a right of wrong answer always.’

School Linking Project, 2018

‘It seemed to enable less confident children to have voice and the space to develop and express themselves.’

Broad and Balanced curriculum course, November 2018

‘Fascinating course which has given me the tools I needed and requested to create next steps.’

‘An inspiring day full of thought-provoking conversation and opportunities to ask questions and challenge your understanding.’

Gender Equality in Schools, October 2018

‘A hugely beneficial and thought-provoking training, with lots of practical tips to take away.’

Gender Equality in Primary Schools should be required reading by all teachers. Absolutely relevant in today’s society.’

Philosophy for Children Level 2b, October 2018

‘Practical and fast-paced training course. I feel inspired to deliver more P4C’

‘Fab resources and tutors. What a great experience.’

Philosophy for Children – understanding and thinking about extremism and terrorism, September 2018

‘A fantastic afternoon celebrating the P4C work, thoughts and achievements of young people across South Yorkshire on the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.’

Philosophy for Children in EYFS, March 2018

‘This has been the most practical training course I’ve been on as I went straight back to school and used it with great results.’

Our current funders are:

The Fore
Can Do South Yorkshire Community Fund
The Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust
Nineveh Charitable Trust

Co-funded by the Erasmus + programme of the European Union

The Linking Network