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 record information about each visit 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 is the National Lead Organisation and CPD provider in Northern Ireland for Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning. This programme is funded by the British Council and the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) and runs from 2018-2021.

CCGL Privacy Statement

The Centre for Global Education is the delivery partner for the Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning Programme (CCGL) in Northern Ireland.

We will use any information you provide us with, for example on registration forms, to assist us in administering the programme, this includes identifying schools to work with in a cluster, provision of continuous professional development, communication and support throughout your involvement with CCGL.

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 GLP remain open for those schools wishing to participate. Forms for this are hosted on SurveyMonkey.

Registration for standalone events

Registration for any standalone 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 CCGL team, unless your request necessitates us consulting a third party.

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 the website homepage).  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 schools@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. You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold on you, and the right to ask us to correct any inaccuracies in that information. If you have concerns about how we have used your personal information, you also have the right to complain to a privacy regulator. 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. Sometimes we back up our data by saving it to a cloud storage system called Dropbox, which is based in the USA. Dropbox maintains a high standard of security and has taken its own measures to ensure compliance with data protection legislation. Read more about this here.

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:

Right of access - You can ask to see what personal data we hold about you and for what purpose.

Right of rectification - If you believe we have made a mistake, you can tell us to update your personal data.

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

Right to restrict processing - You can ask us not to use your personal data in certain ways.

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 schools@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 schools@centreforglobaleducation.com.

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