About The Partner Schools Global Network (PSGN)

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 North and Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, the Middle East 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. 

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

In addition, we offer the several programmes and conferences, that can be seen below.

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 second Schools Now! Conference held between the 28th of February – 1st  March of 2017, in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

The event built on the success of 2016's conference, attended by over three hundred educators from 24 countries. The theme for 2017 was Teaching, Learning and Life Beyond School, with a focus on teacher development and support, new trends in curricula and assessment, as well as citizenship and employability. 


Over two days, participants attended presentations from global educationalists, participated in gallery walks, attended expert panel discussions, and interacted, shared and networked with colleagues across the Partner Schools Global Network.  

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!

Upcoming Activities

I. Cambridge Professional Development - IGCSE & Primary training taking place in Lagos on 6 – 7 September 2017 

• Cambridge IGCSE® Geography (0460)

• Cambridge Primary Science (0846)

II. Cambridge Professional Development - IGCSE training taking place in Abuja on 13 -14  September 2017

• Cambridge IGCSE® Literature in English (0486)

• Cambridge IGCSE® Information & Communication Technology (0417)

• Cambridge International AS & A Level Biology (9700)

Please contact your nearest British Council office for registration details.