John Rutter

Don’t trip over the obstacles left by Brexit

Building partnerships with schools overseas may seem like a less attractive prospect after the UK exits the European Union, but the benefits to pupils make these continental forays worth fighting for, argues John Rutter

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What could be more British than a long coach trip to visit your sister school in France – or Germany, or whatever other European country the modern foreign languages department has managed to build some tenuous links with? I have fond memories of European exchange trips from my own school days, as I’m sure many teachers my age do.

Yet, the future of European school partnerships has never been so uncertain. The effects of Brexit on educational collaboration is likely to remain unclear for years to come. So as things become difficult, it seems natural to ask whether international partnerships ...

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