Our vision is that the future for the UK depends on people of all cultures living and working together on foundations of education, mutual understanding, respect and trust.
Our mission is to create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.
By creating more opportunity and trust, we develop stronger long-term relationships for the UK and share and enrich its assets in English, the arts, education and society.
In Singapore, the work of the British Council includes teaching part-time English or 1:1/small group to adults and young learners aged from early years to primary, secondary and study camps from aged 4 to 17 years old; teacher and corporate training.
Our work also includes IELTS and other Exams; providing the latest information about studying in the UK and on UK qualifications in Singapore; promoting British education and training; and demonstrating the innovation, creativity and excellence of British arts, literature and design.
The outcomes that we aim to achieve through this work are:
- more widespread and better quality teaching and learning of English
- new ways of connecting with and seeing each other through the arts
- enhanced UK leadership of and shared learning from international education
- stronger global citizenship among people in the UK and worldwide.
This work is driven by our strong belief in internationalism, valuing people, a commitment to professionalism and an enthusiasm for creativity. We hold ourselves to the highest possible standards of integrity. We believe that cultural relations can help individuals and the world community to thrive.
As the United Kingdom's principal cultural relations organisation we are strongly committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, which means that we want all kinds of people to participate in our programmes independent of race, gender or ability.
The British Council recognises that we have a fundamental duty of care towards all of the children we engage with including a duty to protect them from abuse. We achieve this through compliance with UK child protection laws and relevant laws in each of the countries we operate in, as well as by adherence to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) 1989.
As we develop relationships with people from a wide range of backgrounds through our work, engaging positively with diversity is central to what we do and in line with our core values.