How to search for a partner

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If you haven’t yet decided what kind of school partnership you’d like to engage in, read more about the different partnership types and how they can benefit you and your school.

Below, find out how to use different tools in your search for a partner school. Please note that you must be signed in to your Schools Online account in order to access these search tools. If you do not have an account, register for one for free.

Partner school search tool

Locate potential partner schools quickly and easily with the Schools Online partner school search tool. Read the guidance and start your search.

Partnership Spaces search tool

Partnership Spaces is a specialised search tool to help you find teachers who have completed Connecting Classrooms core skills training. If you are looking for like-minded professionals to work with at a partner school, this tool is perfect for you. Consult the in-depth guidance below.

Search on the Schools Online Forums

Use the forums to communicate directly with teachers across the world. From sharing lesson plans to proposing ideas for joint projects, get guidance on how to start posting now.

Getting started with eTwinning

Find out how to get involved with a community of teachers in over 40 European countries, to collaborate on short or long term projects. 

Tips for choosing a partner school

It is important to choose a partner school with similar goals and priorities for the partnership. We advise that, when choosing a partner, you should:

•    select a school whose students are at similar educational levels to yours
•    have some common ground with your curricula
•    be interested in doing similar types of project work
•    be committed to sustaining the partnership over time.

Register for Schools Online

Gain access to free classroom resources and tools for collaborating with partner schools.

Partnerships in practice

See what Connecting Classrooms professional partnerships look like in practice.