Equitable and Sustainable International School Partnerships is designed for GTCS registered teachers in Scotland. It supports teachers in an existing school partnership to:

  • use different global citizenship tools to measure the nature of their partnership and explore the impact of power, equity, strengths and challenges
  • develop a shared vision for the future and to create an action plan to develop their partnership further.

A school partnership should be an equitable relationship between two or more learning environments where decisions are shared, and knowledge is exchanged and then embedded across all schools involved.

You will learn how to:

  • evaluate what your partnership currently looks like
  • create a five-year vision
  • establish effective and fair partnership agreements
  • plan an effective school visit
  • understand how power impacts on your partnership
  • maintain a long-term partnership. 

The learning will be delivered in partnership with the Scotland Malawi Partnership along with a teacher involved in school partnerships sharing their experiences.




Equitable and sustainable school partnerships.

Who is this for?

GTCS registered teachers in Scotland. 

How will I benefit?

Combining an interactive online element with a participatory approach among like-minded practitioners, teachers will leave with the confidence to take forward the learning and apply to their own school partnership. Links to Curriculum for Excellence will be made explicit, as will the national and international contexts which support young people to critically engage in real-world issues.

Time commitment

Available online or two twilight face-to-face sessions (2 hours each) followed by a one-hour online training session.


Provider: The International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS).

How to book

To find out where and when courses are being held, and to book, please contact The International Development Education Association of Scotland. Alternatively you can host this course for a group of teachers at your own school on a date to suit you by contacting IDEAS directly.