Linking Resources

Teaching resources specifically aimed at school linking and exchanging information through our four key questions, including structured lesson plans and identity work.


Link Day Plan


An outline plan designed for a first Secondary School Linking visit day. This is for use by the linked pairs of schools when visiting each other and meeting for the first time.

A sample letter for students requesting involvement in the Secondary School Linking programme.

To be completed by teachers from proposing schools, this document outlines why and with whom a school would like to link. The document also suggests pre-linking tasks and includes an outline plan for a link day.



This is a structured information or thought-gathering activity which generates a reasonably concise list of pupils’ thoughts and responses on a particular topic. Pupils work in small groups to convey ideas or to make suggestions as regards the issue at hand.

To use with pupils in KS1

Sentence openers for discussion.
KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

Sentence starters for reflection and evaluation.
KS2 | 15 Mins | Individual

Example of an emotion graph used in evaluation.
KS2 | 15 Mins | Teacher led

Blob Tree


KS2 | 15 Mins | Individual

Postcards made for exchange by secondary students.
KS3 | 60 Mins | Individual

Postcards made for exchange by primary students.
KS2 | 60 Mins | Individual

Example of identity work sent as exchange to link school.
KS2 | 60 Mins | Teacher led