Linking Resources

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


A structured series of lesson plans drawing together the best practice, developed at SL, for preparing a KS2 class to meet.

The purpose of The Linking Network Identity Pack is to develop discussion on the concepts of identity, diversity, uniqueness and belonging by exploring TLN’s four key questions – Who am I? Who are we? Where do we live? and How do we all live together? These activities are not designed for linking days, however many are ideal for use in exchange of identity work.

A Secondary Schools Linking Passport to download. To be completed by participating students.

To be completed by students, this personal evaluation form is designed to capture students’ reflections on their linking experience.

To be completed by students, this personal evaluation form is designed to capture students’ thoughts at the beginning of a class visit day and at the end of the day.

To be completed by teachers and students, this pre-evaluation form is designed to capture students’ thoughts prior to linking.

An outline timetable designed for a Secondary School Link day, with activity information, resource requirements and responsibilities.

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