INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL AWARD (ISA)

 

 

What is the British Council’s International School Award (ISA)

A globally recognised accreditation that helps you enrich learning and improve teaching by guiding your international learning activities, from introducing international education into the curriculum to embedding it within your school’s culture.

 

Why the International School Award?

The International School Award provides a supportive and motivational framework to guide your international learning activities and helps you gain recognition for your ongoing international work. It can support schools at any stage of their international journey from those beginning to plan international work to those developing and embedding activities across the whole school and curriculum.

 

Foundation:

Evidence of at least one curriculum-based international activity enhancing student's understanding of other countries, cultures and global issues. 

The bulk of the activity needs to have taken place within the 12 months prior to the application date.

 

Intermediate:

Evidence of at least three curriculum-based international activities, enhancing student's understanding of other countries, cultures and global issues.

At least one of these activities must have been done in collaboration with a partner or partners in another country.

Half of the pupils within your school must be impacted by the activities and lessons.

The bulk of each activity needs to have taken place within the 12 months prior to the application date.

 

Accreditation

Over the academic year schools must evidence:

  • seven curriculum-based international activities,

  • three activities must be completed in partnership with partner schools in other countries.

  • one activity must contain a foreign language element, connected to the learning about the culture of another country. 

  • you must demonstrate elements of cultural exchange in activities,

  • activities should be spread throughout the academic year and cover a range of subjects,

  • the majority of students, across various age ranges have participated in activities. Do not limit involvement of students to a single year group,

Schools will also submit an Impact Evaluation at the end of the academic year. It must demonstrate the impact of the activities on learners, teachers and the community.

 

Re-accreditation Level:

As per Accreditation but schools must also

  • Take up an ambassadorial role, spreading the knowledge, skills and experience of embedding internationalism in schools and to help up-skill others.

For further information: https://www.britishcouncil.org/school-resources/accreditation/international-school-award

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