The global dimension incorporates the key concepts of global citizenship, conflict resolution, diversity, human rights, interdependence, social justice, sustainable development and values and perceptions. It explores the interconnections between the local and the global.

Schools already do a lot to promote the global dimension. For example schools which have established strong programme of National Curriculum citizenship address many of the key concepts of the global dimension.

The aim of this booklet is to develop this further and place the school curriculum within a broader, global context, showing how all subjects can incorporate the global dimension.


  • Overview
  • Introduction
  • The National Curriculum and the school curriculum
  • The Global Dimension in practice
  • Foundation Stage
  • Key Stage 1
  • Key Stage 2
  • The 8 key concepts
  • Key Stages 3 and 4
  • Whole school
  • Resources and support