About the programme

Connecting Classrooms is the British Council’s flagship global education programme for schools, delivered in partnership with the Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is designed to help young people develop the knowledge, skills and values to live and work in a globalised economy, and contribute responsibly both locally and globally. Connecting Classrooms also supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching, giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.

The programme can offer support at school and policy level with school leadership, core and transferable skills and inclusive education. We have a range of approaches, including policy engagement and technical assistance.

In Jordan, Connecting Classrooms has already engaged over 10 policy and decision makers, provided professional development training to almost 600 teachers and school leaders, and engaged over 157 schools, 9 of which have run successful international partnerships with schools in the UK.

The new phase of the programme 2018-2021, which will be launched in September 2018, builds upon the success of the previous phase of Connecting Classrooms 2015-2018. 

Connecting Classrooms 2018-2021 will provide opportunities for pupils worldwide to learn about and take action on global issues, as well as to develop their key transferable skills through six main elements: 

  • Partnerships between schools in the UK and other countries in the world;
  • Professional development training for teachers and school leaders in the UK and overseas countries; 
  • Online teaching and learning resources; 
  • Accreditation and awards; 
  • Advocacy and awareness raising at policy level; 
  • Monitoring and evaluation