About the programme
Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools, designed to support schools in developing core skills competencies in their students. Connecting Classrooms 4 builds on the success of the previous phase (CC2) which ran from June 2012 – June 2015. The new programme of Connecting Classrooms (CC4) builds on both phases and helps young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and contribute responsibly both locally and globally.
In the Middle East and North Africa, over the last 3 years, Connecting Classrooms has engaged 125 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 3509 teachers and 1812 school leaders.
In Palestine, Connecting Classrooms (CC3) has engaged 10 policy and decision makers and provided training to 295 school teachers and leaders in core skills/transferable skills, engaged 241 schools, 4 of which have run successful partnership with schools in the UK. 152 schools have received International School Awards for starting, developing, and embedding international dimension in their schools through curriculum based international activities implemented by 47,000 students from 6-18 years.
The British Council has a strategic alignment for the CC4 deliverables with the Ministry of Education and Higher Education as well as with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) to support system and curriculum reform, professional development, and improved inclusive learning outcomes for young people.
Connecting Classrooms is co-funded by the British Council and the Department for International Development (DFID).
How we're connecting classrooms
Classrooms are connected in a variety of ways, including face to face reciprocal visits, face to face meeting in a third country and virtual collaboration following priority themes identified with CC4 stakeholders.
Is your school involved in a partnership between the UK and another country? If so, you could be eligible for funding from the Connecting Classrooms programme. Getting involved will help you develop your young people as global citizens and as a teacher, you will also benefit through sharing best practice with colleagues in other countries.
You can be part of this exciting initiative.
It’s free and simple to set up your first partnership, and we can help you incorporate global themes into your school’s curriculum and build lasting international relationships.
Grants are also available to help you set up visits with partner schools and to support projects.
If you’re interested or want to know more, check the British Council Schools Online website, or contact us to learn more.
More information on the programme components: