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Partner Schools

A school hallway in Vietnam

The School Partnership Programme

The University of Buckingham iDE School Partnership Programme is a global community of schools committed to improving the quality of their teaching and learning. The programme helps school leaders and teachers identify and respond to daily school life's many opportunities and challenges. It has been designed to give practical and commensurate 21st-century training based on research.

Partnership with the UoB iDE is key to school and teacher improvement. In addition to participating in the iDE, partner schools have ongoing links and additional input from UoB and can promote themselves as a “partner school” in their marketing. The school partnership agreement is awarded for two years after which it can be renewed.

Benefits for Partner Schools


A certificate from the University of Buckingham as an official  “Partner School” (dated for the years of partnership) that can be renewed after re-evaluation from the UoB team.


Priority for partner schools successful teachers to become mentors on the UoB iDE.


A 5% cashback on fees for larger numbers of trainees once they had passed all their termly exams and graduated successfully.


Our partner schools’ certificates will be rated as gold, silver, and bronze based on students’ transformation and parents’ satisfaction brought by our collaboration and renewed yearly.


The partner schools will be listed on the UoB iDE official website on the “Partner schools” page, and join our global network of partner schools and participate in exclusive events for our network.

Extra Training

Subsidized refresher training/additional training for teachers who have graduated on the course.

Requirements to Become a Partner School

1. At least 50% of your present teaching staff have either completed or are on the course, and 20% of your teaching staff must have completed the course successfully.

2. A senior leader (in teaching and learning) from the school must have been through the course to ensure oversight of the implementation at a school level. Actively facilitating the teacher(s) implementing the lessons in their classes.

3. The school leadership is actively supporting the UoB iDE trainees enrollment in / involvement in the programme. This may take the form of one or more of the following:

  • Paying all or a proportion of your teachers’ programme fees, 

  • Taking positive account of successful implementation and completion of the course in teachers’ annual reviews / annual performance evaluations.

  • Involving the PTA to reward notable students’ transformation through teachers’ outstanding performance on the programme.

4. Must have a demonstrably good reputation with government authorities, parents and the host community.

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