This section is designed to help school leaders, governors, local authorities, subject advisors and SIPs to play a role in guiding and supporting how schools develop their international activities. Headteachers who are developing an extended strategy that involves their community, or working with other local schools, can find a lot of support here for the international dimension. 

We list the authorities who are already working with us on the right. These authorities have been shown to access more grants and opportunities for schools in their area. 

We don’t just send out guidance, we will work with you on a practical level to make things happen, so do contact us.

 If your priority is standards, languages, community cohesion, sustainable schools we can help you to deliver strategic support and track its effectiveness. 

NEW DCSF grants are available for groups of teachers and area coordinators in England and Wales to visit partner schools and plan future joint curriculum projects. A strategic area link may be between a local authority, an education action zone or a cluster of schools working with an equivalent grouping overseas.

In France, Spain and China, areas can be identified and links set up. 

NEW Through Comenius Regio, EU grants are available of up to €45,000 for a local authority to link bilaterally with a counterpart authority to share practice and bring international experiences to schools and other public and community establishments. 

Connecting Classrooms and DFID Global School PartnershipsThe British Council Connecting Classrooms programme and the DFID Global School Partnerships programme are both working together to ensure that local authorities and the EES network support (global dimension) can better support schools in their areas.