AWARD CATEGORY

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).   

INITIATIVE

Details and eligibility

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

Embedding DEIJ in a school’s strategic journey and as a continuum within all school life is an important conversation of today, and the commitment to DEIJ demonstrated within this year’s shortlisted initiatives is wholly aligned and integral to this objective. Rooting DEIJ within all international school improvement is something that ISC Research supports and for this reason, in the 2024 International School Awards and beyond, how diversity, equity, inclusion and justice is embraced within any school initiative will be a criterion in the judging of all categories. As a result, this year (the 2023 International School Awards) will be the final year when we include DEIJ as a stand-alone category.

Evidence should include how your initiative has gone beyond what the school should be doing as an effective international school and clearly demonstrates sensitivity to the school location and context.
Your application must focus on one school initiative and address the following criteria:

  • Why the initiative forms part of a wider, sustainable diversity, equity, inclusion and justice strategy towards mutual humanisation for the entire school community within its local context, with evidence of how this is contributing towards creating structural change

  • How the school is working with expert partners to understand local, social and historical contexts to inform unconscious bias, address decolonisation, and affect schoolwide change 

  • Evidence of how the initiative involves the full diversity of voices and perspectives that represent all school stakeholders, including all students, and/or all employees, and/or all parents, in order to hear and consider all contexts including languages, needs, orientations, and cultures

  • How the DEIJ initiative enables all stakeholders to own and operate the initiative, including student action that involves and embraces all diverse backgrounds, orientations and needs

  • 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)

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2023 award sponsor

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2023 SHORTLIST

2023 shortlisted initiatives

  • British International School of Houston
  • International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL)
  • Maple Bear Learning Place Pte Ltd

Full written details about each initiative will be accessible on the International School Awards online event platform from 25th October. A representative from each of the schools will also be explaining implementation and impact of their shortlisted initiative during a live category session for all shortlisted schools on the awards platform during the week of 16th January 2023. Anyone can register for free access to the platform now.

2022 WINNER

Brighton College Bangkok, Thailand

2022 Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice 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.

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.