One-to-one Partnerships

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How does a One-to-one Partnership work?

The one-to-one partnership route offers the following support:

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us if you need any additional advice or support.

Why not upgrade your one-to-one partnership to a cluster partnership? Clusters can access more free support from your local advisor and funding to support your project work, as well as travel costs. Find out more on the Cluster Partnerships page

Start your journey…

Follow the steps below to start your one-to-one partnership. Click on the pink hyperlinks below each step to view the resources you need for that step. 

Step 1: Read the Teacher Handbook to find out more about your preferred route

Step 2: Find an international partner school (if you don’t already have one)

Step 3: Complete your individual school self-evaluation form

Send it to the Project Manager once you’ve completed it. Your international partner school doesn’t have to do this but they are very welcome to do so if they wish. You’ll then be introduced to your local advisor. 

Step 4: Access 3 hours of free support from your local advisor – and get planning!

They can help you with your funding application, project planning and professional learning queries.

You also have access to our FREE online resources[LK1] . Have a browse of what’s on offer.

Step 5: Submit your funding application through the British Council’s online system

Don’t worry about missing a funding deadline – applications will be assessed every quarter until December 2020. The next deadline is June 15th 2020.

The grant of up to £3,000 contributes to the cost of one teacher from the UK travelling to visit the international partner and one teacher from the partner school travelling to the UK.

Step 6: A decision is made on your application by the British Council

Step 7: You receive feedback on your application from the British Council

Step 8: You take action based on the outcome of your funding application

If you’re successful, then you’ll get 80% of your funding upfront and your project can get going! Click on the links below to access resources to help you. 

If you’re unsuccessful, then you’re eligible for a further 1.5 hours of support from your local advisor to look at your application and help you reapply if you want. Regardless of the outcome, however, you’re still eligible to take part in our FREE professional learning opportunities

Step 9: Submit your final project report

Once it’s been checked over by the British Council, and if everything looks ok, you’ll receive the final 20% of your funding.

Step 10: Receive your International School Award

You’ll receive the relevant level of the International School Award to recognise and highlight your achievements.

Not sure which course is best for you? Get in touch with us to discuss your needs.

You can also explore Cluster Partnerships