International Schools Award
In 2021, we achieved the Intermediate International School Award, which is an amazing achievement! Now this year, we would like to aim for Full-Accreditation.
So what is the International School Award?
Through the British Council, The International School Award rewards schools that have shown a commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding within school.
Schools have to work collaboratively and develop curriculum-based work with a number of international partner schools.
Our curriculum has recently been redesigned with increasing opportunities for our pupils to learn about important aspects of human life and its history; exploring issues of concern, addressing global issues and celebrating and reinforcing achievements of humanity. With our partner schools, we wish for our children to learn together and learn from one another.
Our Partner Schools
We have an international school in South Africa.
Seotloana Primary School is in Tembisa, Johannasberg. It has 38 teachers and 1190 students.
We hope teachers from our school can visit Seotloana Primary School in the forthcoming year, and likewise, teachers from South Africa can come and visit us here in Manchester.
Our International Curriculum
Our curriculum supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ‘The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by the United Nations
in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that by 2030 all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
There are 17 SDG’s and these are woven throughout our curriculum.
To show we are commitment to embedding international awareness and understanding throughout school, and to provide our children with opportunities to learn about important aspects of human life and its history, we have created eight themes.
Within each theme there are numerous activities that we hope will help us all in making a difference and to make a better world by 2030.
Theme 1: World Languages
In Year 6, the children learnt Zulu, one of the native languages of South Africa. The children learnt how to greet one another and to introduce themselves. The children sent their videos to our partner school in South Africa. They are waiting to receive videos back and to talk virtually with our new friends.
Theme 2: World Faiths
Theme 3: Fairtrade
Theme 4: World Book Day
Theme 5: Sustainable Foods
Theme 6: Nelson Mandela
Theme 7: Equality in Sport
Theme 8: Our World Recipe Book