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Teaching together in Europe: A case study

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Emily Rankin, Deputy Head, The English College in Prague, Czechia Melanie Chambers, Deputy Head and Whole School Professional Learning Leader, The British School of Brussels, Belgium Marco Gemelli, Deputy Head, St George’s British International School, Rome, Italy In June 2020, our three British international schools developed a consortium called Teaching Together in Europe (TTE), in partnership with UK teacher training providers, with the goal of providing future teachers with a depth and breadth of school experiences, particularly as the education sector becomes more globalised (Roser and Ortiz-Ospina, 2016). We aimed to offer high-quality teaching placements for UK trainees, seeing a partnership with UK SCITTs (school-centred initial teacher training) as an opportunity to create a transnational professional learning community. We had a successful first year; the advantages to this international scheme have been multifaceted. At a time when the UK is seeing a decline in post-

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    John Knight

    Having seen it first hand, the impact on the school and our teachers was huge. Plus, it’s great to give back and develop future teachers allowing our great teachers to pass on their experience.

    Emily S. Rankin, Ed.S.

    If anyone is interested in learning more about how we established and facilitate this consortium, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We are happy to share freely!

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