Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning (CCGL) supports teachers and school leaders to improve teaching giving students the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution now and in the future. Through connections with other schools, professional development for teachers and engaging with learning resources, Connecting Classrooms helps develop students equipping them to live and work in a globalised world.

The programme is tailored to meet the needs of individual education systems, helping countries to develop school leadership, core and transferable skills and inclusive education. Through policy engagement, professional development for teachers and school leaders and international collaboration, the programme helps to develop an international network of schools that is able to share knowledge and experience, bringing learning to life.

Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a British Council partnership with the  Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO). CCGL in Nepal is being implemented from 2018 to 2021 with a special focus on School Leadership and the British Council’s Core and Transferable Skills. 


A. Professional development of school leaders

Connecting Classrooms (2018-21) will reach 400 school leaders during the life of the project. Our training approach is grounded in coaching, mentoring and reflective learning. We focus on developing the ability of school leaders to deliver improved learning outcomes and implement their school development plans, with a focus on internationalising their school and/or embedding Core Skills into the curriculum.

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B. Professional development of teachers

Building on the internationally recognised framework for deep learning skills and competencies, the British Council is championing the development of six Core and Transferable Skills among the pupils. Teachers are offered a range of professional development training packages to support them to effectively integrate the teaching of Core Skills in their classrooms. Connecting Classrooms (2018-21) will reach 1100 teachers during the project.

The six core skills are:

  • Critical thinking and problem-solving 
  • Creativity and imagination
  • Digital literacy
  • Citizenship
  • Student leadership
  • Collaboration and communication

We offer face to face workshops on these six courses, tailored specifically for teachers and leaders in Nepal. 

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C. International School Award

The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching teaching and learning. The ISA recognises schools that have shown a strong commitment to their partner schools – or; those which continue to enrich their students’ lives, inspiring interest in international cultures and global issues. The programme is easily integrated into any subject of the curriculum and also supports teachers and school leaders in developing their own practice by working with like-minded professionals in other countries. 

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D. International collaboration through school partnerships

Through online and face-to-face means, teachers and school leaders are supported to share best practice and experience with peers in the UK on key programme themes. Grants are available to enable clusters of schools in the UK and overseas to work together on self-designed school partnership projects. These include reciprocal visits to/from the UK, but there is also an emphasis on virtual collaboration so that as many schools as possible can benefit from working in partnership, both locally and internationally. 

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E. Policy dialogue

We build relationships and work with education policymakers, supporting them to develop best practice in education and global citizenship in line with Nepal’s national education priorities.

The Connecting Classrooms programme has now closed.   Over the last four years, we have helped thousands of young people in Nepal to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes for life and work in our interconnected world.   Our free classroom resources are still available for schools, offering engaging lesson plans for a wide range of curriculum areas.  We are currently developing a new programme for schools in Nepal. 

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