School Ethos


For schools who want to promote an ethos of active participation, engagement and responsibility for their learners, the core values, attitudes and skills of global citizenship are relevant and useful. 

As a concept, global citizenship can help in the formation of a relevant and meaningful school ethos.

Additionally, there are a variety of ways in which these competencies can be promoted through the school environment, the curriculum, school governance, pupil leadership, staff development and engaging with the local community.


Here, you can find activities and resources to help you assess where your school is, and how to develop this further.

Where is your school now? PDF

Audit how well you currently promote global citizenship across the school

Ideas to inspire PDF 

Promoting a global citizenship ethos more effectively

Further Support

There are a range of other ways to develop a school ethos which help to promote the core elements of global citizenship, for example:

UNICEFs Rights Respecting School Award
The Global Schools Award
The International Schools Award