The British Council works with a wide range of schools across Bangladesh in both the public and private sectors through projects, events, courses, workshops and digital resources and platforms.
From policy-level engagement to headteachers’ leadership skills development, teachers’ continuing professional development, school competitions, school to school partnerships; the British Council brings the best of UK expertise and innovation in school education and facilitates mutually beneficial relationships between school systems and professionals in Bangladesh and the UK.
What is Connecting Classrooms?
Connecting Classrooms is a global education programme for schools which aims to help young people worldwide develop the knowledge, skills and value they need for life and work in the global economy. It is delivered by the British Council in partnership with UK’s Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office. In Bangladesh, this programme has been running since 2009 with support from the Ministry of Education.
The programme has been working in three strands as below:
- Policy engagement
- Professional Development for teachers and school leaders
- International collaboration
We have successfully completed three phases of the programme and now implementing the fourth phase of it. Through Connecting Classrooms since 2009, we have reached over 9,000 teachers, over 7,000 head teachers, over 2,880,000 students and arranged more than 12 policy events which involved more than 650 policymakers till now. We have more than 200 ongoing international partnerships between Bangladeshi and overseas schools including the UK.