Free access to high-quality professional development opportunities from Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning, * available to teachers, HLTAs, TAs, EYFS practitioners & 6th form/ FE tutors in state-funded settings
This live, online course – with a mix of online and offline activity – explores how to best develop collaborative, equitable and sustainable school partnerships based on shared visions and collaboration. It supports staff embarking on international / global school partnerships and is useful to refresh or introduce colleagues to existing partnerships too!
Explore the benefits, challenges and practicalities of school partnerships with an experienced tutor and like-minded teachers
Get support with creating and developing a realistic action plan for your partnership, with ideas for projects and the curriculum
Find out more about Reciprocal Visit & cluster funding for your partnership, virtual or face to face
Plan and refine your partnership activity, gaining ideas and tools for working together online
Start off with a short pre-course activity. Attend the live online sessions, Join in with discussion and activities, carry out offline reflective activity & complete a short task to show key learning
Spring Term 2021:-
Places are limited and by making a booking,
you commit to attending both sessions.
Cancellation policy is in place.
“I’ve been running variations on this course since 2008 and it’s been one of those workshops that has stood the test of time. This version is now aligned with CCGL and is a great opportunity to consider an overseas partnership whether you’re applying for visit funding or thinking of finding a partnership school. Educational partnerships do work best when they are reciprocal, equitable and collaborative involving more than just one teacher per school. And even though both partners schools build a trusting relationship over time, I’ve found this workshop – which I’ve run run here and overseas – has helped school staff move in that direction. Good for new partnerships as well as those refreshing an older partnership, this workshop helps schools take ownership and draw in teachers so the partnership really does permeate across the school. Do get in touch if you want to chat about this course before booking.” Lynn, GLADE
Endorsements from Summer course:-
- The whole course was extremely useful. The wide range of tasks were engaging and thought provoking. It was also useful to be able to ask questions and listen to advice about the different stages of setting up partnerships. The online communication and learning platforms worked very well.
- The shared space set up by Lynn was excellent and the use of the active learning was extremely useful. The course was geared so well to this new media and Lynn made sure we were involved and it wasn’t a lecture.
- I think every aspect was really engaging, I don’t think more could have been done. Love ‘the active learning platform’ and will definitely be using this!
Autumn term 2020; 20th & 22nd Oct dates attracted teachers from primary & secondary schools across England.
Endorsements from Autumn course
“I can now more clearly visualise how to develop our school partnership and have ideas about small steps / quick wins that will facilitate this.“
“As someone just setting out on a partnership project, it really enabled me to focus on what I want the partnership to achieve and how this could be carried out in a manageable and equitable way.“
“Although there is no ‘magic wand’ to fix all the challenges of maintaining sustainable and equitable partnerships, especially in these Covid times, I certainly have been left feeling more at ease, confident and motivated in my role.“
* This project is part-funded with UK aid from the British people. The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) pursues our national interests and projects the UK as a force for good in the world. We promote the interests of British citizens, safeguard the UK’s security, defend our values, reduce poverty and tackle global challenges with our international partners.