This award will recognise an initiative that has been collectively spearheaded by a leadership team, senior leadership team or governing body.
Details and eligibility
This award will recognise an initiative that has been collectively spearheaded by a leadership team, senior leadership team, or governing body.
Evidence should include how your initiative has gone beyond what the school should be delivering as an effective international school.
Your application must focus on one school initiative and address the following criteria:
- How and why the initiative has been strategically developed and implemented at a leadership level
Evidence of how the initiative has involved all stakeholders
How the initiative has demonstrated a positive impact on the school community
How the initiative has been developed as a sustainable initiative that is demonstrably linked to the strategic direction of the school
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 shortlisted initiatives
- Newton College, Spain
- Tanglin Trust School, Singapore
- Western Academy of Beijing
Full written details about each initiative will be accessible on the International School Awards online event platform from 25th October.
2023 Award categories
This award recognised 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 recognised 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 recognised 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 recognised how a school initiative is supporting students in their development of ethical values which encourage them to think and act as global citizens.
This award recognised 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 recognised a school initiative that supports students in future thinking and creative innovation.
This award recognised a school initiative that supports safeguarding within a school community. This included the prevention of radicalisation.
This award recognised an initiative that had been collectively spearheaded by a leadership team, senior leadership team or governing body.
This award recognised an initiative being implemented as part of a school’s sustainability ethos.
This award recognised 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 was selected by the judges from one of the winners of the 10 individual categories.
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.