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Connecting Classrooms

Delivered on behalf of the British Council, the Connecting Classrooms programme provides teachers with the knowledge to integrate core skills teaching in their classroom. Core skills are the essential skills that young people need to be fully prepared for life and work in a global economy.

CITIZENSHIP

How embedded is citizenship in your school?

As part of Connecting Classrooms you can develop citizenship in your school or college through this comprehensive 9-10 week core skills training, which offers a blend of 2 face-to-face sessions and online support.

Completing this course makes you eligible for Connecting Classrooms Professional Partnership funding to deepen your learning through an international visit.

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HOW WILL I BENEFIT?

During this programme you will:

  • Learn leadership and self-evaluation techniques to embed Citizenship in your curricula and across your school or college
  • Confidently meet the requirement to promote British values
  • Explore ways in which Citizenship can be taught
  • Identify opportunities within your school or college to develop Citizenship
  • Receive an internationally referenced basic theoretical understanding of Citizenship
  • Discover how a critical exploration of values with students supports their understanding of what it means to be an active citizen
  • Unpack key concepts to help support pupils in taking informed and effective action as citizens

WHO IS IT SUITABLE FOR?

This course is suitable for all teachers from state schools including EYFS, primary, secondary and FE, including special schools and PRUs based in England.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Nothing. The course is completely funded by the British Council as part of its Connecting Classrooms programme. In addition to the fully subsidised course you also have the opportunity to apply after the course for a study visit to explore this topic in another country.

IN-HOUSE TRAINING

This course, or any other from the Connecting Classrooms programme, can be delivered in your school for free for a minimum of 10 delegates.

We will also cover the subsistence fees for any external delegates in attendance (if applicable). For further information please call the team on 020 8253 8249.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Only schools funded by the government are eligible to take part. Individuals are only permitted to attend one course. By taking part in the programme you agree to attend both training sessions and record the results of your tested idea between days 1 and 2. Further funding for research visits is at the discretion of the British Council and co-ordinated through an application process that can be taken after you have attended your course.

FUNDING AVAILABILITY

As a result of completing a fully funded CPD training programme, teachers in the UK can apply for a £3000 grant to visit a partner school overseas to facilitate face-to-face international collaboration. It’s a fantastic way to improve your teaching credentials, share ideas and compare good practice with international colleagues.

The grant can be used to:

  • Connect with a new or existing partner school in Africa, Asia or the Middle East
  • Fund a visit to your partner school for a teacher and school leader
  • Work collaboratively to implement core skills within your classroom
  • Offer students practical opportunities to collaborate with peers internationally

To find out more about the Connecting Classrooms programme and professional partnership opportunities available to your school click here.

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