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Schools out

Where we’ve got to

It’s more than three months since we launched Match My School. Slowly but surely, the MMS community is growing and we are delighted to announce that we now have more than 100 schools from 6 different countries on the platform. It feels as if the platform is beginning to take off – teachers in different countries are beginning to find […]


The summer term is here. The sky is blue, birds are singing and exam season will soon be upon us. As the academic year moves towards its final phase, now is a good time to share ideas with colleagues and brush on best practice. With that in mind, we’ve decided to share some information about a few up and coming […]

Penfriends & Fairy Tales

Pauline Stirling is a former teacher and e-twinning ambassador, with many years’ experience of connecting and working with teachers in schools abroad.    Her first links came about when she received a chance email from a headteacher in Germany.  She decided to reply and as a result of that contact, established an ongoing partnership between the two schools.  Later on she […]

   “Putting pupils in touch with kids in other countries makes an enormous difference.  It really brings language teaching alive.  At a basic level, it’s about communication.”

Who needs this?

When we first started planning for MatchMySchool, one of our first questions was – does anyone actually need or want a service like this? To find an answer, we sent out a short survey to teachers in the UK, France, Spain and Germany. As responses started to arrive, it soon became clear there is a real desire to build links […]

Thank you Mrs Thompson

“You must be mad!”  That was the first reaction we got from friends and family when we first told them we were planning to move to France in the middle of a pandemic.  However, living abroad has been a long-held dream of ours, and with our kids all grown up, we decided to go for it. We chose Lille because […]

On a mission

We are Nik and Veronica Haidar and in 2020 we moved from London in the UK to Lille in northern France. Both of us studied languages, we’ve worked in different countries and we have always enjoyed connecting with people and building friendships across borders. The MatchMySchool story started when one of our friends, Ted in Scunthorpe, asked if – while […]