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We connect the UK and Malawian school sectors to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding.
WHAT WE DO.
We connect the UK and Malawian school sectors to enrich education, promote global citizenship and build international trust and understanding. Our global schools programme Connecting Classrooms, helps young people, teachers and school leaders develop essential skills for life and work in a global economy. Classrooms are connected in a variety of ways, including via partnerships, online collaborations, grants for teachers to visit their partner schools, professional development opportunities and the International School Award (ISA).
•Teacher professional development
The trainings delivered both face to face and online support teachers to effectively integrate the teaching of core skills in the classroom. Developed by British Council and leading education experts, the core skills comprise of seven training packages, including critical thinking, problem solving, inclusive pedagogies and digital literacy. Participants not only acquire new skills but also gain a global support network to prepare students for future life.
•School leader development
Our leadership programme equips head teachers and senior educators with tailor made training to turn effective managers into inspiring leaders. Designed and tested by specialists in school leadership and experienced facilitators, the programme is made up of 20 modules and can be shaped to suit educators’ needs and tailored to local need. The core skills include instructional leadership, managing change and collaboration and imagination.
Getting involved will help you develop your learners as global citizens and as a teacher, you will benefit through sharing best practice with colleagues in other countries. We offer workshops and online courses to help you get the most out of the partnerships. Grants are also available to help you set up visits with partner schools and to support projects. To know more, visit the Schools Online website.
•International School Award.
The International School Award (ISA) recognises schools that have shown a strong commitment to their partner schools or those which continue to enrich their students’ lives, inspiring interest in international cultures and global issues. It’s free to apply for and open to all schools. Visit the ISA pages on the Schools Online website for more information.
In Malawi, we have trained 1040 Teachers, 580 school leaders, across 450 schools. We have also facilitated 30 partnerships between Malawian and UK schools.
If you would like to get involved in any of the above programmes, contact chikondi.Kayenda@britishcouncil.org.mw