International and Global Links

At Laycock, we have worked hard to create international links across the globe.

Last year, we created an initial action plan which we shared at a British Council conference, you can see it here: 

Classroom Connect Action Plan

See below for more information on what, where and how we work internationally…!

Our work with the British Council

Connect is an organisation that works with schools to help pupils understand the big issues that shape our world and equip them with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to make a positive contribution. The Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning is a partnership between the British Council and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office.

We have have done lots of work with Connecting Classrooms to strengthen our CPD in the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals to develop international links!

Here are the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) that we work on with our international links:

See below for some of our links across the globe:




We have partnered with The Little Flower School in Nepal to learn and compare the SDG ‘Life on Land’.

Teachers get the opportunity to visit the country and school and our children get fully immersed in learning about Nepal and the Kathmandu valley local area by swapping videos, talking to one another, sharing ‘culture boxes’, and much more.


Over the years and within our Deaf Provision, we have worked with visitors from all over the world from Audiological Physicians, Teachers of the Deaf , Consultants in Audiological Medicine and Speech and Language Therapist.

The longest standing link we have is with Professor Paul Cooke in the Department of Communicative Services and Disorders at the Michigan State University who bring a group of students studying speech pathology to meet with us, discuss the impacts of deafness on a child’s language and learning development and how support may differ between the two countries. The children love to discuss with them their aspirations and hopes for the future and also pose questions to them from what is typical American Food to the political situation in the country, it enables a real exchange of views.