British Council Partner School Global Network

 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.

Partner Schools Global Network Schools Now conference, British Council
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PSGN Schools Now Conference, British Council

PSGN Schools receive British Council sponsorship to Schools Now Conference

PSGN Schools receive British Council sponsorship to Schools Now Conference

As part of the benefit of being in the PSGN Network, three partner schools had the rare opportunity of being fully sponsored to attend the schools now conference. The annual Schools Now Conference 2018 was held in Jordan from March 6-8th 2018.

The conference offered PSGN School leaders the opportunity to learn more about key areas of education in the 21st century, to share their expectation of these areas and to network with like-minded peers.

Two of the participants that were sponsored by the PSGN Schools in Nigeria shared their experiences as thus:

“The conference was an eye-opener and was helpful in creating awareness about creativity in Students. I benefitted immensely from topics like “Innovation in Classrooms", "helping learners to develop creativity" which were discussed in the conference.  Overall, I learnt that teachers can make students creative and innovative to bring the best out of them.”-Ogunbanwo Idowu, ISOLOG College, Lagos, Nigeria.

“The Schools Now 2018 conference was an educational experience which left a positive impact with regards to purposefully imbibing innovation in the classroom and school systems as a whole.We enjoin the British Council to keep up the impressive partnership with schools aimed at heightening the educational levels within the country.”-Cedarwood School, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Consequently, these participants would effectively cascade the learnings within their schools as they and numerous other schools enjoy the benefits of being a PSGN school.

The Your World global competition for students

Welcome to the Third Your World competition.

This year’s theme is “Natural Environment”. Contestants have submitted a short video outlining a social action project with reference to the local community and environment around them. That community could be their country, town or city, school or a group of people. The videos outline who the community is that is affected and how the issue can be resolved for the long term benefit of the community and environment.

Candidates worked in groups of five, each contestant between the ages of 14 and 17, producing a video no more than three minutes long with a phone or tablet.

The winners will be flown to London with their teacher to experience the culture of the UK!

Important Dates:

8th March 2018- Deadline for registered Schools to submit their winning entries 

21st March 2018: British Council to announce National winners (Winners in Nigeria)

28th March 2018- British Council to announce regional/global winners.

Previous 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

Upcoming Activities

CAIE Face to Face Training

1. Abuja Face to Face Training: 13 – 14 September 2018

Max Class size: 30 Participants (first come first serve)

Subjects;

Cambridge IGCSE® Economics (0455)

Cambridge Lower Secondary English (1111)

Cambridge Primary Global Perspective (0838)

Early Bird fee: N63,405 for payment made before Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Regular fee: N70,448.

• Registration is not complete until you notify the British Council and make payment against an invoice.

• Teachers who want to register as private candidates should visit the nearest British Council office for registration procedures.

• Course Booking deadline is Monday 10 September 2018.

2. Lagos Face to Face Training: 10 – 11 September 2018

Max Class size: 30 Participants (first come first serve)

Subjects;

Introductory Cambridge IGCSE™ Art and Design (0400)

Extension Cambridge International AS & A Level Mathematics (9709)

3. Lagos Face to Face Training: 12 – 13 September 2018

Active Learning and Assessment for Learning in Science

Active Learning and Assessment for Learning in English 

 Active Learning and Assessment for Learning in Mathematics

Early Bird fee: N63,405 for payment made before Wednesday, 29 August 2018

Regular fee: N70,448.

4. Owerri Face to Face Training: 17 - 18 September 2018

Cambridge IGCSE™ Biology (0610)

Cambridge Lower Secondary English (1111)

 Cambridge Lower Secondary Mathematics (1112)

• Registration is not complete until a booking has been done and you notify British Council and make payment against an invoice.

• Teachers who want to register as private candidates should visit the nearest British Council office for registration procedures.

• Course Booking deadline is Monday 10 September 2018.

*Please note that course booking is done only when payment  has been confirmed and teachers are not eligible for the training until they have been booked for it.

Please contact your nearest British Council office for registration details.