AWARD CATEGORY

Community partnership

This award will recognise a school initiative that is being implemented that involves students as community partners, working in collaboration with an external group to develop impact in the community.

INITIATIVE

Details and eligibility

This award will recognise a school initiative that is being implemented that involves students as community partners, working in collaboration with an external group to develop impact in the community. The external group could include other schools, organisations, or people within the local or global community.

Your application needs to include evidence of the development of authentic partnership(s) between your students and an external group/community to identify and undertake collaborative action. Fund-raising events alone are not eligible.

Your application must focus on one school initiative and address the following criteria:

  • How and why an initiative has involved students engaging with an external community to identify the authentic needs of that community
  • How students have developed a collaborative partnership with an external community in order to support change
  • Evidence of how the initiative has developed authentic impact for both the students and the external community
  • How the initiative has been developed as a long-lasting initiative for the school; one that can be improved and developed over time and could be sustainable through successive staff changes
  • Evidence of the strategies that are enabling this initiative to be shared with other schools (this could include links to details about this initiative on a public website, on public access YouTube video(s), through publicly accessible media, or details of community engagement, conference or workshop presentation)

 

2022 Award Sponsor

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Applications now open

The awards are open to all international schools, including online schools. Select the award category that best represents your initiative and apply online via our new application platform. Read more about our application process and our judges.

Applications can be submitted until 8th July 2022 at 23:59 (GMT+1).

EVIDENCE

Evidence requirements

Five photographs. Photographic evidence must be limited to five photographs only. Each photograph must be supported with an explanatory caption.

One video. Your video should explain/show your initiative including evidence of its success within the criteria required.

2022 WINNER

International School of Kenya, Kenya

2022 Community Building Award Winner

CATEGORIES

2023 Award categories

Community partnership

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves students as community partners, working in collaboration with an external group to develop impact in the community.

Digital technology in learning

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves digital technology to support student learning in a way that includes the development of digital responsibility as part of the initiative.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

This award will recognise an initiative being implemented as part of a school’s strategic journey towards developing DEIJ (diversity, equity, inclusion and justice).   

Ethical values education

This award will recognise how a school initiative is supporting students in their development of ethical values which encourage them to think and act as global citizens.

Future pathways

This award will recognise how a school initiative is preparing students with the skills and/or values to support their future pathways.

Innovation and creativity in learning

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports students in future thinking and creative innovation. 

Safeguarding

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports safeguarding within a school community. This may include the prevention of radicalisation.

Strategic leadership

This award will recognise an initiative that has been collectively spearheaded by a leadership team, senior leadership team or governing body. 

Sustainability

This award will recognise an initiative being implemented as part of a school’s sustainability ethos.

Wellbeing

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports the wellbeing of a school’s stakeholders, including the pastoral care of students.

International school of the year

This award is selected by the judges from one of the winners of the 10 individual categories.

Also included in last year's awards

International impact

This award recognised a school initiative that demonstrated how international education and the school ethos had had a positive impact within the locality and/or on a global scale. 

Teaching and learning

This award recognised a subject-specific or whole-school initiative that had supported teaching and learning to the benefit of the students.