British Council  School Ambassadors Programme
Background <ul><li>A large number of new schools are interested in areas that the British Council works in through its dif...
Objectives of the BCSA programme <ul><li>To reach out to new interested schools </li></ul><ul><li>To help schools get quic...
Who is a BCSA? <ul><li>A school with experience of one or more British Council programmes and willing to be part of the BC...
What makes an effective BCSA? <ul><li>Prior experience as the coordinator of at least one long-term British Council progra...
What’s in for the Ambassador School? <ul><li>Recognition for its exemplary work and contribution to a British Council prog...
<ul><li>A new opportunity in a leadership role </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the Ambassador School and continued engagement ...
<ul><li>The BCSA can either </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify new schools and brief them about British Council programmes OR ...
<ul><li>Brief schools about the opportunities available through the British Council programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide p...
<ul><li>The BCSA will be provided a letter of introduction from the British Council along with visiting cards </li></ul><u...
Join CC Online Join Projects Enroll school for  ISA Apply for Grant Initiate Projects Become Ambassador/s Star Ambassador ...
<ul><li>Email us at  [email_address] </li></ul>Support and Information
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British Council School Ambassador Programme

  1. 1. British Council School Ambassadors Programme
  2. 2. Background <ul><li>A large number of new schools are interested in areas that the British Council works in through its different school programmes </li></ul><ul><li>British Council can meet this increasing demand without compromising quality of support through a network of experienced & committed schools </li></ul><ul><li>Information about the innovative programmes and guidance based on personal experience can be only provided by teachers who have been on the journey themselves </li></ul>
  3. 3. Objectives of the BCSA programme <ul><li>To reach out to new interested schools </li></ul><ul><li>To help schools get quick and informed responses to their queries about the British Council programmes </li></ul><ul><li>To engage further in a mutually beneficial way with schools that have participated in British Council programmes </li></ul><ul><li>To create a platform for sharing of experiences and expertise </li></ul>
  4. 4. Who is a BCSA? <ul><li>A school with experience of one or more British Council programmes and willing to be part of the BCSA programme will be accorded the status of an ‘Ambassador School’ </li></ul><ul><li>The Headteacher/ teacher/coordinator nominated by the Ambassador School will be designated as the British Council School Ambassador </li></ul><ul><li>A formal letter of agreement will be signed between the Ambassador School and the British Council </li></ul>
  5. 5. What makes an effective BCSA? <ul><li>Prior experience as the coordinator of at least one long-term British Council programme </li></ul><ul><li>Good communication, networking and ICT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Open mind and willingness to share ideas, experience and resources where possible </li></ul><ul><li>Complete and accurate knowledge of British Council’s school programmes and a personal conviction that bringing an international dimension in the school is important to creating future global citizens </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s in for the Ambassador School? <ul><li>Recognition for its exemplary work and contribution to a British Council programme </li></ul><ul><li>A new opportunity for the professional development of its teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Profile raising </li></ul><ul><li>Priority school for new opportunities with the British Council and its partners </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>A new opportunity in a leadership role </li></ul><ul><li>Represent the Ambassador School and continued engagement with the British Council </li></ul><ul><li>Priority access to specific programmes and workshops </li></ul><ul><li>Potential opportunity to be nominated for international events linked to British Council programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Be part of the global network of BCSAs and access to their schools for strengthening international partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Personal and professional recognition through an incentive programme </li></ul>What’s in for the BCSA?
  8. 8. <ul><li>The BCSA can either </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identify new schools and brief them about British Council programmes OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>guide and mentor new schools identified by the British Council </li></ul></ul><ul><li>In either case, the BCSA should encourage new schools to register on CC Online and take part in online forums and template projects </li></ul><ul><li>The incentive programme for the BCSAs will be aligned to the level of initiative, challenge and the actual number of new schools that participate in a BC programme through the BCSA </li></ul>Mechanism for the BCSA programme
  9. 9. <ul><li>Brief schools about the opportunities available through the British Council programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Provide programme specific guidance and access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>Facilitate registration of new schools on CC Online Community (CCOC) </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate discussions on forums with his/ her group of new schools </li></ul><ul><li>Ensure at least 3 new schools apply for the International School Award 2011-12 </li></ul><ul><li>Provide regular feedback to the British Council and participate in the BCSA meetings twice in the year </li></ul>Deliverables of the BCSA
  10. 10. <ul><li>The BCSA will be provided a letter of introduction from the British Council along with visiting cards </li></ul><ul><li>Schools will have access to the BCSA network on Connecting Classrooms Online Community </li></ul><ul><li>BCSAs will have a dedicated zone on Connecting Classrooms site for their online activity and access to resources </li></ul><ul><li>British Council will organise two meetings a year with the BCSAs to discuss progress and plan the way forward </li></ul>Support for the BCSA
  11. 11. Join CC Online Join Projects Enroll school for ISA Apply for Grant Initiate Projects Become Ambassador/s Star Ambassador Status Join CC Online Join Projects l Earn Privilege & Incentives Get Funding F2F Links Continue online Join CC Online Join CC Online Join CC Online Enroll school for ISA Enroll school for ISA Enroll school for ISA Become Ambassador/s Become Ambassador/s Become Ambassador/s Some routes to develop as the BCSA
  12. 12. <ul><li>Email us at [email_address] </li></ul>Support and Information

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