School linking can be an exciting and valuable educational experience for pupils and teachers and can support the global citizenship approach in schools.
Global Schools Partnerships
Promoting global education through the curriculum!
The Global Schools Partnership aims to motivate young people's commitment to a fairer, more sustainable world. DFID (Department For International Development) supports partnerships that promote global education through the curriculum. Support and guidance is provided to teachers and grants are available to schools to make the most of a school partnership as a learning tool.
For more information visit: https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/funding/global-school-partnerships
British Council International Schools Award
The International Schools Award is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. The scheme provides recognition for teachers and their schools working to instil a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people.
The International Schools Award supports schools to develop the following:
An international ethos embedded throughout the school
A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
Collaborative curriculum based work with a number of partner schools
Curriculum based work across a range of subjects
Year round international activity
Involvement of partner schools and the wider community in the UK
The International Schools Award is administered by the British Council and consists of a three tier system. You can apply for the foundation tier, intermediate tier or the full award depending on how much international work you have done so far.
For more information about the International School Award visit https://schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org/accreditation-and-awards/international-school-award
Oxfam - Building Successful School Partnerships
Oxfam have created a comprehensive guide to help schools create an effective partnership.
Visit www.oxfam.org.uk/education/teacher-support/school-partnerships for more information and to access the Building Successful School Partnerships guide.
Christian Aid Resources
Introduce the global dimensions to your school day with the 'Learn Christian Aid Resources' for teachers and youth leaders. Download or order easy to use assemblies, classroom activities and games to help students engage with world issues and reflect on their own role as citizens.