British Council International School Award
We are pleased to announce that Shaftesbury Park have been award the British Council’s prestigious International School Award for working to bring the world into the classroom. We have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within their class or school.
The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. 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 for life and work. The International School Award is available in 16 countries and is well-regarded by school inspection bodies and ministries of education globally.
Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive of the British Council, said: “Shaftesbury Park Primary School has brought the world into its classrooms, earning them the British Council International School Award. Their pupils’ education is enriched with international activities that help children develop the skills they need to thrive in a globalised world.”
The award is sought after worldwide by schools from countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan. Around 5,500 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the British Council scheme began in 1999.
The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:
- An international ethos embedded throughout the school
- A whole school approach to international work
- Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
- Year-round international activity
- Involvement of the wider community