A one to one partnership is a partnership between one school in the UK and one school based outside of the UK (see our list of participating countries).

We recognise that it is not always possible or desirable for schools to work as part of a cluster group. A one to one partnership can be just as fruitful as being part of a cluster and we have a team of local advisors who are on hand to give support whenever you may need it.

How to find a partner

Once you are ready, the best way to find a school partner is to contact the Connecting Classrooms team  who will be able to match you with school partners that are interested in similar project themes.

You can also use our Partner Finder tool to search for other schools in the UK and participating countries overseas that may be interested in collaborating. Please be aware that during this time many of the schools listed will be closed, so will not be contactable through the usual communications channels.

Managing the partnership

While all participating teachers within a partnership are expected to contribute to its success, there are two key roles that need to be fulfilled:

  • UK partnership coordinator
  • Overseas partnership coordinator 

The partnership coordinators will take responsibility for liasing with each other, local advisors, and with the British Council if necessary.  

If travel grants become available in the future, the UK partnership coordinator will also be responsible for:

  • submission of the application
  • financial management and expenditure of the grant
  • coordination of reciprocal visits
  • submission of an interim and a final report.

The Overseas partnership coordinator will be expected to lead on the overseas school contribution to the application and reporting.