AWARD CATEGORY

International impact

This 2022 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. 

INITIATIVE

Details and eligibility

International School Award categories reflect the latest trends within the international schools market and are therefore regularly updated. For the 2023 Awards, this category has been merged with another to represent school communities’ initiatives more accurately.

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. Evidence included a clear statement of how the initiative had gone beyond what the school would be doing as an effective international school. 

Application criteria:​

  • How and why the initiative has made a difference beyond the context of the school itself in a way that shares an international dimension that gives students a deeper understanding of what it means to live and serve in an internationally-minded way

  • How and why the initiative has had impact on the international context of your school, either locally or on a global scale, through evidence that has been collected to track the impact of the initiative 

  • How and why the initiative includes the student voice and/or student action as part of the initiative

  • How and why the initiative has addressed a challenge or opportunity in a way that has directly impacted the school and demonstrates the potential for longer-term development as a sustainable initiative for the school

  • How and why the initiative includes strategies that enable it to be shared beyond the wider school community e.g. with other international schools and/or could be used to help bring about best practice in their local educational communities (evidence of this could include visibility of the initiative on a public website, public access YouTube videos, community engagement, conference or workshop presentation, publication in publicly accessible media

 

2022 award sponsored by

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2022 WINNER

International School of Zug and Luzern, Switzerland

2022 International impact 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.