Our National Network


There are local Schools Linking programmes in 26 local authority areas. All areas are recruiting so if you’d like to get involved in the programme so get in touch with your local facilitator- all contact details are listed on our website thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/contact-details/ …

The Network is supported by MHCLG, DfE, the Pears Foundation and the Dulverton Trust. Schools Linking programmes across the network include face to face training and planning time for pairs of linked teachers, are rooted in social contact theory and teachers embed the work on identity, diversity, community and equality in the curriculum. Primary schools linking involves pairs of linked classes meeting through a school year, usually meeting first at a neutral venue for the first time, followed by visiting one another’s schools as well as rich opportunities to write and link digitally to one another before and between visits. Secondary Schools Linking follows a similar but more bespoke model.

We have comprehensive resources for linking available for teachers in the password area of our website. If you would like to know more we have a video here where teachers explain the process  https://thelinkingnetwork.org.uk/resource/0-schools-linking-process/  W

We work with all kinds of schools – whether you are a primary or secondary, special, community, independent, community, faith ethos, free, academy – if you want to link your pupils so they meet, work and socialise with others in 2019-2020 then we would love to hear from you.