What is the International School Award?
The International School Award is an accreditation scheme run by the British Council for the Department for Education and Skills in the UK. The scheme recognises and rewards excellent practice in adding an international dimension to the school curriculum.
Why apply for the International School Award?
We wanted to make a difference to our students, we wanted to equip them with the knowledge and skills required to operate in the global climate of the 21st century. We also wanted to provide a curriculum that motivates and engages students and enables them to communicate competently with people from other countries and with different cultural outlooks.
The International School Award provides a platform for all of the above and establishes a framework for developing international work as a 'whole school' commitment. It helps our students to recognise their contribution and responsibilities as citizens of the the global community, It helps to equip them with the skills to make informed decisions and to make positive changes to the wider world. Making lasting partnerships with schools on an international level is an invaluable way to enrich school life, share expertise and excite students and staff about global issues
For the wider community, the International School Award helps celebrate the international diversity within the community, as well as develop awareness for those without it. It gives the opportunity to show outside agencies the School's commitment to an international ethos. It also provides a greater variety, depth of interest and planning for teachers.
Pictured is Mrs Goodwin, Deputy Head Co-ordinator receiving the School's award by broadcaster and journalist George Alagiah.
For further information contact Mr L Burns, International Co-ordinator email@example.com or telephone 01455 292244.