International School Award is designed to help embed international learning within the curriculum; through forging links with partner schools abroad and teaching young people about the world around them and encouraging global citizenship. We are very proud to have achieved this award.
We are delighted to inform you that Elston Hall Primary School has been successful in gaining Re-accreditation of the International School Award and is accredited for three years from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.
Here are the assessor’s comments on our Impact Evaluation:
'Elston Hall Primary School. International School Award Re-Accreditation: APPROVED. Your school is clearly committed to promoting and developing global citizenship and to embedding an international dimension to your curriculum and whole-school planning. Your seven international activities cover a range of subject areas and age groups. They are curriculum-based, clearly contribute to the improvement of educational and learning outcomes, whilst raising awareness of other countries and cultures. Language learning is an important part of your curriculum and one of your activities nicely combines the use of French in a collaborative context with your partner school, thus promoting intercultural understanding. Short-term activities are balanced with on going curriculum-based programmes of study. Your ambassadorial role within your local network of schools is established. Your impact evaluation highlights benefits for staff, pupils and the local community, although for your pupils you focus largely on the positive effects of learning a foreign language. You could also highlight the far-reaching benefits for pupils of their international work in terms of its raising their awareness of other countries and cultures, broadening horizons, raising aspirations, promoting equality and diversity, tolerance, and similar global skills. Your active international partnerships cover different areas of the world, and you have good plans to sustain and further develop your international dimension via new school links, new projects and further involvement of the local community. Congratulations on your International School Award Re-Accreditation!'