Global Education & Mission


Global education helps pupils to see that they have a part to play in challenging injustice around the world. It is an particularly important theme within Strand 3: Character Education: Hope, Aspiration & Courageous Advocacy of the new SIAMS schedule.

The following are suggested guidance to begin to address this Strand.

Share a Pencil May 2018

Last year the following guidance materials and resources was recommended by Derek Holloway, Church House for the teaching of Global Education through ‘Share a Pencil.’ You may still find these resources useful for planning your event this year.

Share a Pencil and Diocesan Overseas Companion Links Exemplar Salisbury South Sudan

Share a Pencil companion link dioceses

Share a Pencil 22nd May 2019

Share a Pencil Day is a fun and engaging event that incorporates many of our Church of England core values. Taking place on May 22nd 2019. It is the perfect opportunity to spread the word among our pupils and teaching staff about the millions of children still unable to access the education they deserve.

On the day pupils will be taught some of the reasons why so many children still cannot go to school and how important it is they do. During their Global Education Lesson they will be asked to share one pencil between two while undertaking a few simple tasks, to understand first hand what it’s like to lack the resources we take for granted.

Available free to all Primary and Secondary schools there is a full easy to follow teachers resource pack including Collective Worship, lesson plans, short films and a poster template to design on the day.

To join in now CLICK HERE 

IMPORTANT: Share a Pencil Day is not a charity or fund-raising day, it’s simply about raising awareness of this incredibly important issue.

To find out more visit

Mission – Alex Wolvers

Alex has written a scheme of work drawing from ‘Feed the Hungry’ and the Jo Cox Foundation. Please click here to be taken to the resource. This will help to deliver not only Strand 3: Character Education but also elements of the other SIAMS Strands.

Christian Aid Global Neighbours Scheme

Christian Aid has developed its own resource called the Global Neighbours Scheme. This scheme is accredited and schools that sign up to it can work towards Bronze, Silver or Gold awards. To find out more click here to be taken to the web page. Rosemary Woodward is Global Neighbours Assessor. To contact Rosemary about this please email


Christian Aid Global Neighbours Handbook click here