British Council International School Award success

by swisscottage / October 7th, 2013 / in Archive 2013/14 / 0 Comments

We are proud to announce that we have been awarded the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of our work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award is a badge of honour for schools that do outstanding work in international education, such as through links with partner schools overseas. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need to live and work as global citizens.

Some of our international work includes: our long standing connection with Special Education in Linköping, Sweden. Initially we worked with school leaders from Linköping annually on Mentoring and Coaching as part of our school culture. We secured funding for a two year exchange for staff and children from Linköping and from Swiss Cottage, to visit each other. We also have good relationships with schools in other countries including Bangladesh and Ghana.

2012 saw more than 800 schools receive International School Award accreditation. This includes a wide range of schools from a variety of different backgrounds and areas across the UK.   The British Council hopes to build on this success throughout 2013.

The ISA encourages and supports schools to develop:

  • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
  • A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
  • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
  • Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects
  • Year-round international activity
  • Involvement of the wider community

The Award is now available worldwide in countries such asIndia,Sri Lanka,Egypt,Lebanon,CyprusandPakistanas part of the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme. Around 4000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in theUKsince the scheme began in 1999.

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