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Global Group Partnership - Free Seminars

  • Is your school partnership interested in projects with a global dimension?
  • Would teacher visits help you plan joint curricular activities?

Come to one of our GRANT PREPARATION SEMINARS which will help you apply for funding.

Each seminar will look at:

  • features of successful partnerships and curriculum projects
  • application processes and assessment criteria
  • support available.

There will also be time to discuss any questions you may have.
All seminars run from 10.00-15.00. Places are free and lunch will be provided.

Venues suitable for Hertfordshire:

  • London
  • Cambridge

Book online via the website:

Whole School


Learning, Understanding and Appreciating about being a European Citizen (all keystages). Set up curriculum links with schools in Europe using ICT. How? Its easy with The eTwinning Programme.

eTwinning Project using FlashMeeting

Flashmeeting (FM) is simple one click webcam video conferencing tool. Conferences can be recorded for later use, review or replay. The tool incorporates the facility to text chat, share url’s, and even to vote on a topic or issue during the conference.  This webcam conferencing tool is suitable for teacher or pupil live meetings, one to one, small group and multi location video conferences.  It can be projected and viewed on a classroom whiteboard. More...

The International School Award

If you are interested in the international dimension and wish to have recognition for your good work you may well be interested in applying for the International School Award. More...

Practitioners in All Schools

Below is a short summary of opportunities which are open to practitioners in primary, secondary and special schools, maintained and independent.

Opportunities for Secondary School Teachers in the Humanities

We have been informed by The Japan Foundation, Japan's equivalent of the British Council, of all-expenses-paid Study Tours to Japan annually. It is a fantastic opportunity for secondary school teachers in the humanities.

Please see the following website for full details:


ARION offers opportunities for educationalists to investigate aspects of education through 5-day study visits in another European country. Please note you must be nominated by your local authority and be part of Hertfordshire’s allocation of four nominees per annum. See the ARION section of the website for more detailed information about Hertfordshire’s participation. More...

East of England Regional Training Network

A network of local authorities within the East of England offer in-service training to teachers in the east of England counties. This training is free of charge. See the East of England section of this website for details of current training opportunities. More...

Teachers – No Specific Subject Area

Fulbright UK/US Teacher Exchange & Administrator Workshadow Programme

The Fulbright UK/US Teacher Exchange and Administrator Workshadow programmes are a unique CPD opportunity for teachers and senior staff in schools and local authority education departments to experience living and working in the USA. Teachers of all stages and disciplines may exchange post for 6 weeks, a term/semester or full academic year with a counterpart in the US, while their salary continues to be paid by their home institution. Headteachers and other senior staff in school or local education services can enjoy 3-6 week Workshadow opportunities with a US colleague.

To learn more visit the website:

Teachers – Modern Foreign Languages

2-Week Primary Teachers' Project

This is funded from the Comenius in-service training grants, supports the training of primary school teachers engaged in language teaching at KS2. Participants spend two weeks in another European country improving their language skills. They receive one week of structured training and one week of job shadowing in a primary school.

  • Projects will be running in Germany and Spain in October 2010 - application deadline is 30 April 2010.
  • Projects will also be taking place in France, Germany and Spain in February and Easter 2011 - application deadline is 15 September 2010.
Teacher Exchange

Are you a new graduate interested in developing your teaching skills in another country? Are you an experienced teacher or headteacher looking for a new challenge and a chance to share ideas with colleagues around the world? Programmes designed to help you connect with your peers around the world and develop lasting working relationships.

Teachers & Other Educational Practitioners

Job Shadowing opportunities

GRANTS are available to Job Shadow in another EU country …..

Funding is available from the British Council for education staff to job shadow in Europe. You can apply at any time.

Grants up to 2000 Euro for 1 week, 2500 Euro for 2 weeks and up to a maximum of 3000 Euro for 6 weeks. A higher grant may be awarded where special needs or exceptionally high travel costs are involved.

You could refresh your language skills, improve your practical teaching, gain a greater understanding of school education across Europe.

Council of Europe

Enables teachers, headteachers, deputy headteachers, teacher trainers, education officers, advisers and inspectors and other educational staff including classroom assistants in the UK to take part in 3-5 day in-service training courses across Europe.



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Guide to funding and support for schools: October 2011