A Mentoring Model
9. 15 Registration and coffee
9.30 Introduction to the Ambassador’s Handbook and discussion on the role of the
11.30 Embedding eTwinning in the whole school development plan - presentation
followed by discussion with regard to the Havering Pilot
Discussion on the way forward with the Havering Pilot with details of the evaluation –
Question and Answer Session – distribution of the Mentoring Model as set out in the
To promote consistent good practice for eTwinning ambassadors
by introducing the Handbook for Ambassadors.
To develop ‘The Mentoring Model’ with the focus on involving
school leadership and whole school development
To assist Ambassadors with extended mentoring in Havering with
the creation of lead teachers and neighbourhood lead schools
To provide eTwinning Ambassadors with a strategy which
identifies the level of support required ensuring that eTwinning is
embedded in the curriculum and whole school development
To provide guidance on how to produce quality projects which link
directly with the curriculum while enhancing teaching and learning.
To explore the range of skills necessary for eTwinning
Ambassadors e.g. the Ambassador as presenter, workshop
organiser and mentor
The Havering Schools
The Handbook – Why?
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
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