Knowledge and skills for life and work
Pearson is working with the British Council to deliver a new government-funded programme called Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL).
This new programme supports teachers and school leaders in schools around the world to improve teaching – giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future.
It helps teachers enhance lessons with global learning themes and gives students a platform to learn about and collaborate with peers in other countries on the big issues that shape our world. Through free professional development for teachers, connections with other schools and engaging learning resources, the CCGL helps develop students equipped to live and work in a globalised world.
Building a global learning journey
There are a host of learning opportunities on offer to UK schools as part of the CCGL. Whether a school is part of a cluster or applying for individual opportunities, their global learning journey can be tailored to match their school’s priorities thanks to the programme’s range of flexible elements.
Opportunities available to UK schools
UK schools can apply for access to the following CCGL opportunities as an individual school, a lead school, or as part of a cluster:
- free access to high-quality online and face-to-face professional development for teachers and school leaders - find out more
- classroom activities with partner schools, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
- an online partner-finding tool to help schools build international connections, as well as guidance and training to get the most from partnerships
- grants for reciprocal visits between partner schools in different countries, either as a cluster of schools or one-to-one school partnership
- grants for lead schools to build and expand a cluster network and develop the skills of an appointed international coordinator
- fully funded support from a dedicated local advisor to help you access and benefit from CCGL - get in touch with your local advisor
- recognition via the relevant level of the International School Award to highlight your achievements in embedding international education in your school.
Collaboration and support
Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning can help schools make connections locally and globally. It encourages schools in the UK to work together as clusters, or individually, to develop partnerships with schools in other countries and embed global learning in the classroom.
Being part of a cluster means you are fully supported throughout your global learning journey by becoming part of a new global learning network, where practitioners with a broad range of international expertise share their experiences and advice.
Becoming a lead school brings with it a host of benefits. Lead schools get access grants to build and expand a cluster network, access a range of advanced professional development opportunities for a coordinator to further develop their own practice around global learning themes and gain the skills and resources to take a lead role in delivering training to schools in the cluster, host events showcasing their international work to the wider community, and get cover support for the coordinator’s time.
Learn together, act together
By integrating global themes into their lessons, teachers can engage learners in understanding how to use core and transferable skills, such as critical thinking and citizenship. It can inspire students to apply what they learn in the classroom to help them thrive in the wider world, create positive change and live as responsible global citizens.