A partnership between the British Council Nepal and Kawaswoti Municipality for collaborative work on developing teachers’ skills in core skills and English language using a school-based approach.

This is a three-year (2020-2023) capacity building and school improvement project that takes a whole-school approach to ensure quality education in all the schools in Kawasoti municipality in Nawalparasi district.

The model for the project is based on four essential and inter-dependent strands or focus areas. The overall objective of the project is around whole school development with strengthened school policies and a committed workforce both within the schools and in local education offices.

British Council will work with the teachers and school leaders to equip and enable them to deliver transferable skills and global learning effectively in their classrooms. The project aims to develop a cadre of effective trainers with the local government committing to use them for the continuous support of teachers. The British Council will also work with students to prepare them to live and work in a global economy with the required knowledge, skills and attitudes to take actions, tackle local and global issues and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Students will also be able to demonstrate confidence and belief in positive values and attitudes to contribute responsibly to society.

The project focuses on four key areas:

  1. School Leadership: Providing face to face training and supporting headteachers to strengthen accountability, teaching, and learning in their schools.
  2. Continuing Professional Development for Teachers: Providing supportive teacher development opportunities through training, coaching, self-study, and peer-mentoring to improve their knowledge and skills in English, ICT, Core Skills and communicative teaching methodology.
  3. Active Student Engagement in Projects and Clubs: Implementing projects and in-school clubs allowing students to apply English skills and Core Skills to real-life problems and engage in relevant community social action projects.
  4. Assessment and Accountability Mechanisms: Supporting headteachers and teachers to understand and implement tools to support and incentivise effective teaching and learning.

Project Methodology

The project will follow an approach that is appropriate for the educational context of Nepal and the needs and priorities of the stakeholders. Project resources and approach will be based on the British Council’s “Teaching for Success” Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Framework for school leaders and teachers of all subjects. This will enable teachers to understand and plan their own professional development and guide teacher educators, headteachers and local governments on how to best support teachers to develop their knowledge and skills. The CPD framework would form the core of all teacher activities of the project.

The British Council Country director, Shadhida MacDougall with the officials of Kwasoti municipality during a visit.  

Development of Child Protection Code of Conduct

Kawasoti municipality has developed their own Child Protection (CP) Code of Conduct in collaboration and support from the British Council. The newly developed policy is a hybrid of the Nepal government’s and the British Council’s CP policy.

The developed policy was inaugurated together by Shahida MacDougall, the British Council Nepal's Country Director and the municipality officials at Shiva Model Secondary School. The policy has been approved by headteachers and will be implemented in all schools in the municipality when they open.