Lead Practitioner Accreditation
Become an accredited GLP Lead Practitioner
Global Learning Programme (GLP) Lead Practitioner accreditation is a unique CPD opportunity for all who lead practice in global learning and development education in their schools, providing a framework and structure to lead practitioners in other schools in these areas.
Why apply for GLP Lead Practitioner Accreditation?
If you are an outstanding practitioner who goes that extra mile to support and lead others in achieving excellence in the classroom within global learning (GL) and development education (DE), the GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation offers you professional recognition.
Benefits for practitioners
Becoming an accredited GLP Lead Practitioner provides:
- high quality status for high quality practitioners
- an opportunity for targeted professional development through a process that promotes iterative professional reflection, research and rigour, helping set development targets and identifying links to local and national support
- national accreditation that recognises professional expertise in leading practice in global learning and development education
- recognition within your school and community
- CPD through the accreditation process – membership of the wider GLP-W Lead Practitioner network.
Benefits for schools
Having a member of their team undertake the GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation as part of the programme provides schools with:
- a framework and structure to drive forward global learning and development education within their school and across school networks
- a tool to focus and evidence the impact of their work with others
- a quality mark of excellent practice and of the school’s commitment to professional global learning
- access to a wide range of resources, research and case studies that can be drawn on and shared to improve and develop practice
- opportunities to engage with current regional, national and international developments through the wider network of the GLP-W
- recognition of your school’s commitment to the GLP-W.
Applying for GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation
GLP-W Coordinators wishing to apply for Lead Practitioner accreditation will self-assess themselves against the ten key criteria for the role.
The ten criteria are defined within three interlinked areas:
- professional knowledge – we often underestimate our expertise. Our Lead Practitioners generously share resources and ideas through seminars or online and this is highly valued by those in their networks
- personal skills to work successfully with colleagues and able to inspire others – not the ‘guru’ but open to new ideas
- process and impact on others – understanding the process of leading practice. Applicants meeting the coaching criteria at the highest levels will be offered the opportunity of joining our database of LP coaches.
Who can apply for Lead Practitioner status?
GLP Wales Coordinators are funded to undertake the accreditation to support their role of working with and developing the network of Network Schools. However, GLP-W Network Schools can also take part in this scheme by covering the cost of GLP-W Lead Practitioner accreditation from SSAT Ltd (£325 per applicant excluding VAT).
For how long is Lead Practitioner status valid?
Accreditation status lasts for three years. In order to ensure practice is current and that applicants remain working at their accredited level or above, they will need to reapply at the end of this three year period.
All GLP Wales Coordinators in Lead Schools will receive guidance about the GLP Lead Practitioner accreditation process when they attend their first training event.
Any GLP-W Coordinators in network schools who are interested in applying to become an accredited GLP-W Lead Practitioner can contact the team at GLPaccreditation@ssatuk.co.uk, and can find more details on the iNET website.