Our Website

Don't be thrown by the .com domain name. The Global Learning Schools NI website exists to support global learning in the formal education sector, managed by a non-profit organisation (the Centre for Global Education). This website is also not for profit. We will make no effort to collect personal information about you without your consent, nor will any unsolicited messages be sent to you as a result of your visit. We serve no external advertisements on this site and earn no revenue from any information provided. 

We will obtain personal data about you (such as your name and contact details) whenever you volunteer it upon completion of an online form. 

For example, we will obtain your personal data when you register to use this website, send us feedback, post material, contact us for any reason, sign up to or otherwise use any services available on our website. If you volunteer such information, you will be consenting to our processing it for the purpose of the use of this website. 

Photographs and film/video images of people are considered to be personal data and are covered by data protection legislation. Where photos of children, young people or adults are used on this website, our newsletter or other communications channels, consent has been given. 

We record information about each visit to this website through the use of Cookies (see our Cookie Policy for more details). This information is maintained in order to assist us with managing the website and responding to problems. It is not shared with any third parties aside from our website developers. We track activity on our website in aggregate (and therefore anonymously) for market research purposes, to publish trends and/or improve usefulness and content.  

This website is hosted by Green17 Creative via Precept IT based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, which uses industry standard software and state-of-the-art 24x7 security with protection against malicious attacks. 

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) 2018 - 2021

The Centre for Global Education was the British Council’s Delivery Partner, National Lead Organisation and CPD provider in Northern Ireland for Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning from October 2018 to December 2021. This programme was funded by the British Council and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO).

CCGL Privacy Statement

We may use any information you provided to us, for example on registration forms, to assist us in any future audits by the funder. 

The Centre for Global Education will share your personal information with the British Council in line with the Terms and Conditions of our contract as delivery partner (details available upon request). The British Council will share your information with Ecorys, a third-party research consultancy commissioned by the British Council to monitor and evaluate the impact of Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) training on teaching practice and pupil outcomes. These reports are also shared with the Department for International Development (DFID), joint funder of the Connecting Classrooms programme. The legal basis for collecting your personal information is in agreement with the Terms and Conditions of our contract. You will be requested to complete surveys which are used to monitor and evaluate the quality of training and its impact on teaching practice. The Centre for Global Education and the British Council will do this in their legitimate interest. 

Registering for CCGL

Registration for CCGL is done through SurveyMonkey, an external survey website based in the USA, Brazil and Europe, which takes a wide range of measures to ensure user safety and security. Please see SurveyMonkey's Security Statement and Privacy Policy for full details. On the registration form, we will ask you to provide us with your school’s contact details. We will also ask you to name and provide details of the teachers who will be involved in implementing the programme in your school. You must make sure you have their express permission beforehand.

Global Learning Programme 2015 - 2018

The Global Learning Schools NI website was originally developed as a website to support the delivery of the Global Learning Programme (GLP) from 2015-2018. All schools that participated in this programme have a profile on this website using the information gathered at registration. The form we use to create the school profiles contains a 256-bit SSL certificate to keep your data secure when being posted to the server (the same security used by many banks). For more information go to: https://www.globalsign.com/en/ssl-information-center/what-is-an-ssl-certificate/ You have the option to opt your school in or out of a messaging service on our website so that you can communicate with other participating schools. 

Certification for cycles for whole-school action planning in global learning, introduced through the GLPare now closed.  

Registration for standalone events

Registration for any stand-alone global learning events we run will also be done through SurveyMonkey. The information you provide when registering for an event is gathered so we can monitor event attendance and contact you with further details about the event. When you register, we may also ask your permission to provide you with email updates about global learning and information about further training opportunities. 


Emailing us

We will send email messages in response to direct queries sent to us, whether sent directly or sent via one of the contact forms on this website. The content of your email will only be accessed by members of the Centre for Global Education team, unless your request necessitates us consulting a third party. y.

Our e-newsletter and mailing lists

Messages will be sent to those who subscribe to the Global Learning Schools NI e-newsletter (which can be done via the link on all the pages on our website).  Our e-newsletter is issued via MailChimp , a marketing automation platform based in the USA. Please refer to MailChimp's Security Statement and Privacy Policy for further information. You can unsubscribe from our e-newsletter at any time by following the unsubscribe link which is included in the footer of every issue. You can also request that we cease all email contact with you by emailing us on info@centreforglobaleducation.com.

Additionally, teachers from Global Learning Schools and those in the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning programme may occasionally be sent other messages related to global learning via MailChimp. Again, you can unsubscribe at any time as outlined above.

Data protection, retention & storage

The Centre for Global Education complies with data protection law in the UK.  

We will use technical and organisational measures to safeguard your personal data, for example: 

  • we store your personal data on secure servers; 
  • payment details given through trusted industry-standard payment providers are encrypted using SSL technology 

While we will use all reasonable efforts to safeguard your personal data, you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. 

.We will keep your information for a period of 7 years from the date of your last activity in the CCGL programme. All personal data we gather is stored securely. Any personal data we store is saved securely on Microsoft 365, Docusign and SurveyMonkey. Microsoft 365 maintains a high standard of security and has taken its own measures to ensure compliance with data protection legislation. Read more about this here

We will use your personal data only for the following purposes: 

  • to help us identify you and any accounts you hold with us; 
  • administration; 
  • research, statistical analysis and behavioural analysis; 
  • customer profiling and analysing your preferences; 
  • customising this website and its content to your particular preferences; 
  • to notify you of any changes to this website or to our services that may affect you; and 
  • improving our services 

If you have given permission, we may contact you by email or phone about our other services from time to time that may be of interest to you. If you prefer not to receive any direct communications from us, you can opt out at any time. See further 'Your rights', below. .

Your rights

We respect your right to privacy and promise to never misuse the information you have provided to us. Anyone whose personal information we process is entitled to a number of different rights, including: 

You have the right to request access to personal data that we may process about you. If you wish to exercise this right, you should: 

  • put your request in writing; 
  • include proof of your identity and address (ege.g. a copy of your driving licence or passport, and a recent utility or credit card bill); and 
  • specify the personal data you want access to, including any account or reference numbers where applicable. 

You have the right to require us to correct any inaccuracies in your data free of charge. If you wish to exercise this right, you should: 

  • put your request in writing; 
  • provide us with enough information to identify you (ege.g. account number, username, registration details); and 
  • specify the information that is incorrect and what it should be replaced with. 

You also have the right to ask us to stop processing your personal data for direct communication purposes. If you wish to exercise this right, you should: 

  • put your request in writing (an email sent to info@centreforglobaleducation.com with a header that says 'Unsubscribe' is acceptable); 
  • provide us with enough information to identify you (eg account number, username, registration details); and 
  • if your objection is not to direct marketing in general, but to direct marketing by a particular channel (e.g. email or telephone), please specify the channel you are objecting to.] 

You also have the following rights: 

Right of erasure - You can request we delete your personal data from our records. 

Right to data portability - You have the right to obtain your personal data from us and reuse it for your own purposes. 

Right to object - In certain circumstances, you can object to us processing your personal data in any way. 

You can find out more about your rights here

To make a request related to your personal data, please email us on info@centreforglobaleducation.com or call 028 9024 1879. Alternatively, you can write to us at the following address: Global Learning Programme (GLP), Centre for Global Education, 9 University Street, Belfast BT7 1FY. 

We will respond to your request within a reasonable amount of time and no later than one calendar month. Proof of identification may be required to action your request in some circumstances. In most cases, no fee will be charged. 

If you are unhappy with how we have dealt with a request, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office: www.ico.org.uk/concerns

Contacting us with a query

If you have any concerns or questions about any of the above, please drop us an email on info@centreforglobaleducation.com

We may change this privacy policy from time to time. You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version that will apply each time you access this website. 

We keep this Privacy Policy under regular review and will update it as and when is necessary.