The quality of Whitefield’s international work was rewarded this week when the British Council re-awarded it International School Award (ISA) accreditation. ISA is a prestigious accreditation scheme that recognises and celebrates schools that are committed to developing international partnerships which enrich the curriculum and help young learners to become global citizens.
There are three levels of award which schools can apply for, Foundation, Intermediate and Accreditation.
Whitefield was first accredited in 2010, and its renewal assessment the British Council has some positively glowing things to say about the quality of Whitefield’s submission, and the work that we do.
"This is an absolutely outstanding Impact Evaluation and a real credit to your school. Your outline displays an understanding and appreciation of the importance of international learning as an integral part of the curriculum and school ethos. You demonstrate a sound grasp of the principles and mechanisms for embedding international learning into your curriculum. The work you have done so far and plan to do in the future all clearly point to your passion for and commitment to introducing and maintaining excellent practice right across the curriculum."
Whitefield's International work is coordinated by Joanne Sweeney, so congratulations to her, and to all the staff and students whose hard work made the award possible. The new accreditation lasts until 2020.