Professional partnerships

Preparing for a professional partnership

Before you can apply for a professional partnership, you must complete one of our fully-funded courses on teaching the core skills.

If you have engaged in any of our professional development courses on teaching of the core skills, you may be wondering: how best can I apply the lessons I have learned to wider teaching practice in my school?


Developing a professional partnership with an internationally-minded teacher from an overseas school can be a rewarding step towards putting your core skills pedagogy into practice at your own school. Partnering with a teacher from overseas will provide you with:

  • opportunities to compare and exchange knowledge and techniques on embedding the core skills in your classroom
  • broadened horizons regarding a variety of teaching methods used in different parts of the world
  • confidence to propel core skills teaching school-wide

To make the most of professional partnerships, it is essential to find a partner teacher whose goals and aims for developing core skills teaching in their school are aligned with your own.

Teachers seeking professional partnerships

Take advantage of our online partner-finding platform to meet other teachers who are looking to build upon their core skills training by seeking professional partnership opportunities. Simply follow the guidance to find a partner and continue your core skills learning journey with them.

Work together on a project

Template projects are learning programmes on topical themes which can be used across the curriculum.

Create a project space

Use our project spaces to securely plan and work on activities online with your partner.

Work face-to-face with your partner

If you and your international partner feel there is benefit in working together face-to-face, you are invited to apply for a Professional Partnership grant.

Connecting Classrooms

Find out more about Connecting Classrooms

Find a partner school

Connect and collaborate with teachers in over 183 countries

Win an iPad!

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Give us feedback on our core skills courses to be entered into a competition to win an iPad!