About the programme
Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools, designed to help young people to develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. The global programme has already reached over 18,000 schools and trained more than 28,000 teachers in 50 countries since 2012.
In the Middle East and North Africa, Connecting Classrooms has engaged over 100 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 3,000 teachers and school leaders, and engaged over 900 schools, 112 of which have run successful international partnerships with schools in the UK
In Palestine, Connecting Classrooms has engaged with Palestinian policy makers, engaged with over 400 school leaders and teachers. 90 schools have been awarded for starting, developing, and embedding international dimension in their schools through curriculum based international activities implemented by 50,000 students from 11-18 years.
Connecting Classrooms is jointly funded with the Department for International Development (DFID).
Under Connecting Classrooms, the British Council works in partnership with The Ministry of Education and United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)o support system and curriculum reform, professional development, and improved learning outcomes for young people.
How we're connecting classrooms
Classrooms are connected in a variety of ways, including partnerships, online collaborations, grants for teachers to visit their partner schools, professional development opportunities and the International School Award (ISA).
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: