The International School Award aims to promote a celebration of diversity and to create a framework for anti racist and equal opportunities strategies.
When a school has partner schools in the UK and in other countries, this can have the effect of bringing the school together and increasing its sense of ethos and identity. That is because the staff and pupils of the school think much more about how others see them, and wish to be seen in a positive light (welcoming, open-minded, ready to collaborate and share!)
The International School Award promotes partnerships both within the UK and with other countries which can give a real focus to discussions in the school about who we are and how others see us), what it is to be British (and how other countries see us) and what it means to be a global citizen.
A Global Dimension approach to the curriculum can add relevance and real life to topics and really engage students. It incorporates news items and current affairs - crucially bringing in the different viewpoints and opinions from the people affected. It makes creative and 'real' use of ICT. It puts languages into an exciting context, and it opens up global issues through history, geography, and science. It also strongly supports work on rights, sustainability, and the future.