Connecting Classrooms Through Global Learning

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) is an international programme supporting teaching and learning about global issues. It is a flagship partnership between the British Council and the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FDCO).

The programme supports schools internationally, and in the UK, to learn about and collaborate on the big issues that face the world. It helps teachers to bring global learning themes, centred on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), into their classrooms, and encourages pupils to interact and learn with their peers in other countries.

CCGL strengthens the knowledge, skills and attitudes pupils need for life in today’s world, encouraging them to make a positive contribution in their local community and the wider world. It supports schools in developing international partnerships and building global connections.

The programme includes opportunities to:

  • Develop new or existing international school partnerships, and build a network of like-minded teachers to develop learning around global themes.
  • Apply for British Council funding to support reciprocal visits between partner schools either as an individual school, or as part of a cluster, and to support online collaboration with schools locally and globally.
  • Access a suite of free high quality and progressive CPD.
  • Lead global learning in your school and cluster partner schools, deliver training yourself and develop your career as a lead teacher for global education.
  • Access free curriculum and classroom resources for global learning.

Schools who participate in partnerships will automatically be awarded with the British Council International School award at foundation level (the level of the award may be higher depending on activities). The International School Award provides recognition for embedding internationalism into the school curriculum.

Upcoming applications deadlines:

  • 12 April 2021
  • 14 June 2021

Further details of the programme and how to apply can be found on the CCGL website.