International Partnership

International Special School Project –Erasmus+

Lead teacher Andrzej Rudnicki

Partner schools included:

Hall School, Norwich in UK. (Special school)

Zespół szkół specjalnych, near Krakow in Poland. (Special school)

Camilo White Castle School, near Porto in Portugal. (Special school)

In March 2016 Hall School, Norwich played host to their two international partner schools, who travelled from Portugal and Poland to work in collaboration. This dynamic project, sponsored by the British Council, helped to strengthen teaching, learning and assessment across international borders. In addition the schools, who all support complex needs students, have been able to share best practice in communication and assistive technologies.

While visiting England, our international schools have worked with the Castle Museum, the Lady Lord Mayor of Norwich Brenda Arthur and have travelled to tour the Houses of Parliament, supported by local MP Chloe Smith.

The project has operated for the last two years and has allowed many students and staff to travel and to strengthen knowledge and expertise in SEND.

 “When you observe students, who have complex needs and severe communication difficulties, interacting so positively, you realise the true value of international school partnership work. The value of this development work is immeasurable”.

Keith Mckenzie. Head teacher

Our project priorities included:

  • Using the latest technologies in order to meet needs of complex needs students.

  • Communication teaching and learning strategies.

  • Language development, sharing best practice and broadening understanding in English, Polish and Portuguese.

  • Management and organisational strategies. Improving educational structures and procedures.

  • Exploring funding models for school age and post-school age provision.

  • Global understanding. Improving European citizenship dimension. Staff, student, parent and carer development.

  • Improving the quality of global education.