The influence of visits to Latin America are seen in schools International contact can have a major impact on the outlook of teachers and headteachers, and the style of school leadership. Staff from two secondary schools and two primary schools explain how they’ve been influenced by visits to Brazil and Mexico. South Dartmoor Community College’s contact with a Brazilian school led to a review of evaluation policies; now pupils evaluate their teachers. Longsands Community College, in St Neots, began to reach out more into the community, and work more closely with other agencies concerned with its students, after learning from Mexico. Also featured is the headteacher of West Drayton Primary, in west London, who made a life-changing decision after meeting teachers and students in Brazil.

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