How does a One-to-one Partnership work?
The one-to-one partnership route offers the following support:
- Help to find an international partner school if you don’t already have one
- Up to 3 hours of free support from your local expert advisor
- Access to a wealth of free resources
- £400 of funding for you to collaborate virtually with your partner school OR up to £3,000 of funding for reciprocal visits to your international partner school (once circumstances permit)
- Access to a range of free professional learning opportunities at any time during your project
- Accreditation through the International School Award
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)
Ensure that they’re from the list of eligible countries below.
Step 3: Complete your individual school self-evaluation form
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.