The British Council partnered with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Unicef, State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT) and Alagappa University over ten years between 2007 and 2017 to design and deliver a range of interventions to enhance the quality of teaching and learning of English in classrooms across state-run schools. Over the years, those interventions improved learning outcomes by focusing on improving teachers’ confidence in and proficiency of English, their use of child-centred communicative approaches to teaching English and using activity-based learning toolkits.
One of the key outputs of the programmes was to develop a pool of suitably trained and motivated teacher educators, deployed across the state via Block Resource Centres.
Over the years, the British Council trained 1,200 teacher educators, who in turn trained over 100,000 teachers from lower and upper primary grades. Those teachers in turn reached over one million learners across the state.