Connecting Classrooms supports schools internationally to improve education. It helps teachers enhance lessons with enriched student-centred learning and offers students the opportunity to interact and learn with peers from other countries. Connecting Classrooms strengthens the knowledge, skills and attitudes young people need for life and work in today’s world, while encouraging them to make a positive contribution now and in the future.

The core purpose of the British Council’s work with school systems is to improve learning outcomes through:

  • building a body of research that is publically available on best international practice
  • facilitating system improvement on a continuum from access to quality to innovation 
  • providing services that support practitioners to deliver quality education.

Through this work, we will raise aspirations and support young people to live and work in an increasingly globalised world thus contributing to the stability and prosperity of our societies.

We connect groups of schools and education professionals in countries in South Asia and the UK in order to strengthen cultural exchange, build an international dimension to education and promote professional development among education professionals.

The British Council delivers the Connecting Classrooms programme in partnership with the UK government Department for International Development (DFID). 

You can find out more about our work with schools below.

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