Passport Resources

WorldWise Global Schools provide a variety of supports guidance and resources to assist you undertaking your Global Passport Award.The Global Passport Application breaks down the whole school approach to Development Education into 7 stamps. Each of which focuses on a key area of Development Education within the school. These Stamps are broken down further into bite-sized categories to guide you on your path to Development Education one small step at a time.Click on each of the stamps to find relevant resources, templates, examples and ideas for increasing Development Education in that category area within your school. 


This stamp is designed to help schools identify ways in which Development Education can be explored using the curriculum that is in place, i.e. how teachers can build local and global justice issues into various subject areas, or across subject areas. The global passport framework will firstly help schools to plan to integrate DE into the curriculum and how it can then be implemented effectively.


This stamp is designed to allow schools to identify ways in which Development Education (DE) can be explored outside of the curriculum, and outlines ways that schools can raise whole school awareness and encourage whole school action on local and global justice issues as a school community, e.g. through creating DE spaces or incorporating DE themes into school assemblies.

Teacher Capacity

This stamp highlights ways that teachers can successfully engage further with DE and how they can gain more confidence in exploring DE in their schools.

Student Capacity

This stamp provides guidance on how students can play a key role in DE in their schools and ways in which they can become more active global citizens.

School Leadership

This stamp offers guidelines on how school management/leadership can integrate DE into the school, with a focus on school policy, planning and evaluation processes to ensure sustainable levels of Development Education throughout the school.

Policy & Ethos

This stamp outlines ways that schools can ensure that Development Education is reflected in their school vision, ethos and school management/development plans. It provides guidance on how groups such as parents can get involved in DE.

Respectful Relationships

This stamp provides guidance on how a schools DE work can extend beyond the immediate school community and how it can involve the wider community, such as neighbouring schools or organisations working on local and global development issues.

Overarching Global Passport (GP) Resources:

The GP guide provides top-tips for a whole school approach, useful DE links and a poster, which outlines some suggestions for integrating DE into each school subject. It is a tool to assist schools in their DE planning  The GP application form needs to be submitted by the 29th February 2016 to be considered for this year’s award. Please feel free to use this template as a planning tool to help guide you in your DE activities and if you have any questions about it please feel free to get in touch. 

Practical School Examples:

Beaufort College in Meath and Davis College in Cork have put together PowerPoint presentations which showcase their DE project, the work they did to achieve the passport and tips for new schools undertaking it. Feel free to check out their presentations for ideas and inspiration.  We are constantly uploading resources and practical school examples within each of the stamp areas so please ensure you keep checking! If you have a good practice example or resource you would like to share with other schools please feel free to get in contact so we can upload it.