Partner Schools Global Network

About the Partner Schools Global Network

The Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN) 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 South Asia, the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa,  in Cyprus, Colombia and 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 PSGN ‘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.  In addition, we offer the global Schools Now! Conference, which takes place in early Spring each year.

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

Schools Now! Conference for school principals

The inaugural Schools Now! Conference was held in Abu Dhabi in March 2016. Principals from across the PSGN were invited to listen to our inspirational panels of experts and share their own views on the theme: Empowering Leaders, Teachers and Students. For a taste of our conference, watch our Schools Now! video.

It was agreed at this first conference that it is our duty as educators to look beyond exam results as a driver for educational excellence. Rather we should take a holistic view of the young people we nurture in our schools and the education, in the broadest sense, that they receive.

The next conference, themed "Teaching, Learning and Life Beyond School 2017" will take place in Colombo, Sri Lanka. More information about this conference will be available soon!

The Your World global competition for students

This year’s 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 are about to fly 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:

Our winners 14 – 16 years old
Our winners 17 – 19 years old

The next 'Your World' global competition whill start this September. The theme is "Hope" and we very much hope that many more of our students will take part!