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Nurture creativity in yourself, pupils, and colleagues

As part of Connecting Classrooms you can develop creativity and imagination 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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During this programme you will:

  • Plan projects, lessons and challenges that promote creative thinking in learning
  • Relate creative approaches to real-world challenges
  • Understand the issues involved in assessing creativity and undertake meaningful assessment
  • Collaborate to plan and lead professional development through reflective practice
  • Learn strategies to consciously nurture and develop the creative capacities of your pupils


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


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.


PLEASE NOTE: The following courses are oversubscribed. There is the possibility that a current delegate will drop out before the day. By clicking ‘book your place’ and completing the following form, you are submitting your interest to attend and will be placed on a waiting list. By submitting the form you are are not automatically enrolled on the course.

Location Course type Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Essex 3 days | 4-7.30pm Wed 11 Oct 17 Wed 18 Oct 17 Wed 13 Dec 17
Croydon 2 days | 9am-3pm Mon 20 Nov 17 Fri 09 Feb 18 -
St. Neots 2 days | 10am-4pm Fri 15 Dec 17 Thu 08 Feb 18 -
Birmingham 2 days | 8.30am-3.30pm Mon 08 Jan 18 Tue 20 Mar 18 -


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.


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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