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.

schools now online conference

Upcoming Activities

Cambridge International Face to Face Teacher Training

1. Abuja Face to Face Teacher Training: 9 – 10 September 2019

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


Extension Cambridge IGCSE® Biology

Extension Cambridge IGCSE® ICT

Cambridge Primary combined course
Early bird: N72,750.00 (If you book more that 28 days before the start date) 

Regular fee: N80,025.00


2. Owerri Face to Face Training Training: 11 - 12 September 2019

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


Extension Cambridge IGCSE™ Chemistry (Alternative to Practical)

Extension Cambridge Lit- in-English

Extension Cambridge Biology (Alternative to practical)

Early bird: N72,750.00 (If you book more that 28 days before the start date) 

Regular fee: N80,025.00


3. Lagos Face to Face Teacher Training: 12 - 13 September 2019

Extension Cambridge IGCSE™ Mathematics

Extension Cambridge IGCSE™ Global Perspectives

Extension Cambridge IGCSE™ Art &Design

Early bird: N72,750.00 (If you book more that 28 days before the start date

Regular fee: N80,025.00

 • Registration is not complete until a booking has been done and 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.

*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.


Schools Now! Online Conference 2019

Schools Now! Online Conference 2019

Building on the success of the previous global Schools Now! Conference in Jordan, we are pleased to announce that the fourth annual Schools Now! Conference will take place on 6 -7 March 2019. This will be the first online version of the Schools Now! Conference. The online element will allow us to reach even greater numbers of leaders and educational managers from partner schools and create even more opportunities for delegates to actively participate in presentations and discussions that take place throughout this 2-day conference. 


The theme of the Schools Now! online conference 2019 has been informed by recent developments in education practice and the suggestions of participants who attended the successful conference in Jordan in March 2018. The theme is Pathways to Resilience: strategic leadership in a changing environment

The idea of ‘building up resilience’ is becoming increasingly used in the world of education. This can include 21st Century skills such as the ability to think critically, solve problems, work collaboratively, demonstrate leadership and develop digital literacy. It can also extend to personal development through learning new skills throughout life and looking after personal health and well-being. 

The conference will explore the following sub-themes:

•The role of school leaders in integrating resilience in school systems through inclusive practices  and establishing patterns of life-long learning to meet the challenges of an ever changing jobs market along with the opportunities it brings for personal growth

•How we can strengthen the capacity of teachers to build up resilience in their students through modelling skills and behaviours and embedding these skills within the curriculum areas being taught and through extra-curricular activities

•The role of schools in supporting the mental well-being of students to deal with the challenges they face within the digital sphere, the classroom and in life beyond school.

This innovative online conference will be structured carefully with keynote presentations alongside interactive sessions for delegates and discussions with panels of experts. In addition, awarding bodies will play a prominent role in the conference through keynote presentations and delegates will have the opportunity to speak to representatives in interactive areas throughout the conference

Call for Papers 

If you are interested in delivering a presentation during this online conference that showcases action research undertaken or an initiative you have implemented in you school, then we will shortly be sending out a Call for Papers that gives you information on how to apply.

How to register?

You will be soon receiving instruction on how to register for our exciting Schools Now! Online Conference. In the meantime, please mark your calendars and save the date!

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