One-to-one Partnerships


How does a One-to-one Partnership work?

Recruitment for one-to-one partnerships has now stopped for 2021, but if you’re already in this kind of partnership, then please read on to read more about the support on offer to you:

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 collaborative activity. Find out more on the Cluster Partnerships page

Start your journey…

Follow the steps below to start your one-to-one partnership. Click on cross next to 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

Access the Teacher Handbook

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 complete this individual self-evaluation form 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 . 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 June 2021. The next deadlines are April 26th and June 21st 2021.

You can apply for £400 to support a virtual partnership, or up to £3,000 for reciprocal travel with your partner school (once circumstances permit).

All applications must be made through the online application system. Click on ‘Apply for funding’ below to find out more.

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.

Got questions? Need more information? Get in touch!

You can also explore Cluster Partnerships