AWARD CATEGORY

Strategic leadership

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

 

INITIATIVE

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 a clear statement of how your initiative has gone beyond what the school would be doing as a highly effective international school. This could be a community initiative relevant to COVID-19 or otherwise. 

Your application must focus on how and why one initiative is impacting your school including:​

  • How and why the initiative has demonstrated a positive impact on students, staff and/or the school community, transforming teaching and learning and distinguishing the school from others 

  • How and why the initiative is distinctively different in the way it meets a strategic need for students and the school

  • How and why the initiative is demonstrably linked to the strategic direction of the school 

  • 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)

 

EVIDENCE

Evidence requirements

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

One 30-second video. Your video should explain/show your initiative including evidence of its success within the criteria required.

PROCESS

How to apply

Please refer to our guidelines for full details. A maximum of three applications can be accepted per school, and each of your applications, up to a total of three, must be from a different category. Applications can be submitted until end of day on Thursday 30th September 2021. Each application must include:

2021 WINNER

Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong

2021 Strategic Leadership Award Winner

Award sponsored by BlueSky Education

CATEGORIES

2022 Award categories

Community building

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves students working with external groups to help build stronger community connections.

Community wellbeing

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports school community wellbeing including the pastoral care of students.

Digital technology in learning

This award will recognise a digital technology initiative that has had impact on student learning and which includes evidence of developing digital responsibility as part of the initiative.

Diversity, equity, inclusion and justice

This award will recognise an initiative that has had genuine impact on the entire school community. 

Environmental

This award will recognise a school initiative that involves students working with external groups to help build stronger community connections.

Ethical values education

This award will recognise an initiative that supports students in their development of ethical values which will encourage them to think and act as global citizens. 

Innovation and creativity in learning

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

International impact

This award will recognise a school initiative that demonstrates how international education and the school ethos have had a positive impact within the locality and/or on a global scale. 

Pathways to continued and university education

This award will recognise how an initiative supports students in preparing them with the skills and selection process for best fit future study that includes continued education and lifelong learning.

Safeguarding

This award will recognise a school initiative that supports safeguarding within the school community, which may include security and radicalisation.

Strategic leadership

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

Teaching and learning

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

International school of the year

This award is selected by the judges from one of the winners of the 12 individual categories.