Our Training Pack for
Conformity of workshop delivery by raising
awareness of good practice
Using a mentoring model to embed
eTwinning in whole school development by
involving school leadership
Establishing quality projects and sustained
Implementing a Whole School
The Impact of International Collaborative
Southwater Infant Academy
The Primary Model
Southwater Infant Academy is situated in rural West Sussex
with 270 pupils and 14 teaching staff. Southwater was rated
Outstanding by OFSTED
‘ When we started we didn’t know just how significant
eTwinning was going to be in our development as a school’
Sue Winn Headteacher
The Lead Teacher and the
• Total commitment of Head Teacher essential.
• Inclusive approach to international work.
• Appointment of a lead teacher to support the
• All staff registered on the eTwinning Portal.
• EVERY teacher in the school has one
‘performance management’ target to engage
pupils in an international project.
An Example Project
‘An Exploration of Playground
Partnership school in Northern Italy
– Taking a PE theme – integrating practical skills with team
work and recording.
– An exchange of playground games with a visual emphasis
– Pupils decided on the skills they wanted to share.
– Invented playground games without specific equipment
– Use of videos, digital images, presentation software.
Impact and Benefits
‘eTwinning has given us a different tool to bring
learning to life for our pupils’ (class teachers)
– Pupils in both classes shared their work informally
with other children in the playground.
– Creative use of ICT to exchange ideas and
– Presenting information clearly
– Absorbing cultural similarities and differences
– Opportunities for pupils to showcase project work.
Impact and Benefits for Staff
• School Governors were persuaded to
increase the school’s computer hardware
• eTwinning promoted the culture of sharing
ideas, expertise and concerns.
• Positive impact on gaining promotion for
• Leading the way with other schools in the
• Link to all that the British Council has to offer.
The Secondary Model
Shawlands Academy is situated on the south side of
Glasgow. This is non-denominational school catering
for 1,250 students and approx 100 staff.
‘Etwinning supports young people to understand
diversity, learn for each other’s cultures and create
social cohesion. Our work here is testament to that’.
(Deputy Head Teacher)
The eTwinning Team
The core team: Deputy Head Teacher
ICT teacher reg. for eTwinning
– Total number of staff active on the Portal: 16
– Timetabled meeting once a week for core team.
– Meetings scheduled for all registered teachers.
These include subject leaders and classroom
– Specific ICT support available for all staff involved
Partnerships and Project Work
‘Embedding the use of ICT and integrating
international work into the curriculum is seen as
key to its success and sustainability’
• Food Technology – creating an eTwinning
• Drama – film on Internet safety
• Geography – collaborative project on
Impact and Benefits
for Students and Teachers
Innovative pedagogy grows and develops to the benefit of
Use of simple ICT tools such as ‘Flashmeeting’
When supporting a project – teacher to teacher SKYPE from
ICT curriculum for Yr7-Yr9 based on eTwinning partnerships
Impacts favourably when applying for promotion
Contributing to a culture of good communication between
Skills for Ambassadors (Activity)
• Discuss and list the skills necessary for an
• Think of all the different facets of the
• We will compare your results with the contents
of our training pack
• Note will be taken of anything else that we
need to cover
Training Pack Contents Page
• Establishing a mentoring model for whole school
• The eTwinning Ambassador as workshop facilitator and
presenter – organising a workshop for teachers
• Planning quality projects and delivering case studies
• Awareness of other B.C programmes and how they
• The International School Award and Audit
• How to use the eTwinning Portal
• Ability to answer questions about eTwinning and the
impact on teaching and learning