A partnership between the British Council and DFID sees the launch of a new phase of the flagship Connecting Classrooms programme.

Connecting Classrooms 3 builds on the continued success of the programme, which has enabled 26,000 teachers worldwide to benefit from professional development training and has awarded over 8,000 grants to schools in the UK and overseas to work together on collaborative projects that improve learning outcomes.

Connecting Classrooms helps young people worldwide to develop the knowledge, skills and values they need to live and work in a global economy. The new phase will build the capacity of 45,000 teachers and 12,000 school leaders around the world to help them integrate core skills into the curriculum, including digital literacy, student leadership, collaboration and communication, and citizenship.

Through professional development, international school partnerships, dialogue between policy makers and access to resources, Connecting Classrooms 3 will help to improve teaching in the UK and over 30 countries worldwide. 

Connecting Classrooms 3 runs until 2018 and has a total value of £34 million.