AWARD CATEGORY

Innovation and creativity in learning 

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

INITIATIVE

Details and eligibility

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

Evidence should include how your initiative has gone beyond what the school should be doing as an effective international school.

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

  • How and why the initiative has encouraged students to develop innovative and creative problem-solving, investigation, discovery, and/or research skills to address a specific challenge or opportunity
  • Evidence of how the initiative, through new or improved approaches, has made a positive impact on engagement in learning for all students
  • Evidence of how the initiative is enabling the development of collaborative skills to achieve student outcomes
  • 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)

       

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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

      Nord Anglia International School Dubai, UAE

      2022 Innovation and creativity in learning Award Winner

      CATEGORIES

      2023 Award categories

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      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.