The A.S. Hornby Educational Trust was established in 1961. The Trust supports ELT practitioners from developing countries and countries in transition and works in conjunction with the British Council to facilitate professional development for teachers around the world.
The workshops, or schools, take place all year round. They usually last for two weeks and provide opportunities for teacher and trainer development. They take place all over the world, particularly where Hornby alumni are already involved. Each one is focused around a topic of relevance to teachers in the host country. Past topics have included: building citizenship; project management; ICT in the classroom; and English teaching by radio.
Schools have enabled trainers from different countries in a region to work as equals with British trainers. Teachers return home with a greater understanding of UK expertise and that of their neighbours and with a desire to continue to work together with their new international colleagues.
Each summer school runs for two summers in consecutive years to ensure that there is sufficient follow up.
Find out more about Hornby summer school and how to apply.