About The British Council Partner Schools

The Partner Schools is the community of schools that offer a UK curriculum leading to exams such as the O level, IGCSE and A level, administered in cooperation with the British Council. These schools are located across North and Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East beyond. 

Our aim is to offer high-quality products and services that support our leaders, teachers, learners and parents. We are also able to support Ministries of Education with reform and improvement programmes. 

For our teachers, our support includes a Quality Assurance self-assessment tool and an excellent suite of in-service teacher-training workshops for both primary and secondary teachers. For learners, we offer the PS ‘Your World’ global competition as well as access to the latest online educational support. 

And, for school leaders, we offer leadership training as well as excellent networking opportunities. 

 Watch this video in which Martin Lowder, our UK qualifications expert, talks a bit more about the network. 

Access the list of Partner schools

In addition, we offer the several programmes and conferences, that can be seen below.

Schools Now! Conference for School Principals

The importance of extra-curricular activity and developing students as future leaders and citizens was a key focus at the recently concluded Schools Now! Conference held in Sri Lanka. Organised by the British Council as part of a continuous effort from the organisation to spearhead thought leadership and innovation in education, the two day conference – centered on the theme: ‘Teaching, learning, and life beyond school’ - attracted vibrant participation from respected international leaders across multiple disciplines in the field of education, including 300 school teachers representing 16 countries of the British Council Partner Schools Global Network. 

During the course of this year’s conference, participants had unprecedented access to ideas and concepts developed by prominent international thought leaders like Professor Toby Sal, Chief Executive of the Ormiston Academies Trust. He spoke with delegates about the importance of school leadership and ensuring high quality teaching and learning from the context of the English education system while elaborating on lessons learned following significant structural reforms undertaken during the last decade.  

Numerous other prominent speakers also delivered presentations at the event, including Dr. Grace Grima, Pearson Director of Research and Efficacy, Raed Omar Brahedni, Cambridge International Examinations Senior Manager for Bahrain and Qatar, and Dr. Muna Lilia Al Nemr, Principal of the Rosary School-Marj Elhamam, one of Jordan’s most academically and socially successful schools.

Participants at Schools Now were encouraged to interact and network with their global counterparts, with a view to facilitating an open discussion around some of the most innovative teaching models currently being implemented. Teachers were also given an opportunity to offer feedback on all aspects of the conference and discuss some of the most significant lessons that they took away from this year’s conference.

 You can watch a video from the event here

The Your World global competition for students

The last global competition was video-based, with our PSGN students asked to work collaboratively to make short films that are a window onto their lives in their community for people from all around the world to see. 1,295 students from 192 schools in 12 countries took part and our worthy winners flew to the UK to attend a summer school for the creative arts through English – their chance to experience something of British culture.

More than 22,000 people from 73 countries have watched these inspiring videos. Follow these links to see them:

Winners of the 14-16 years category

Winners of the 17-19 years category

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