The International School Award (ISA) is a recognition from the British Council of a school’s commitment to fostering a commitment to embedding international and global citizenship awareness within the curriculum through innovation and collaborative work with a partner school.
Our school has achieved the ISA twice thanks to our dedication to embedding global learning within the curriculum and our partnership with Las Bethlemitas, Colombia and Fazaia Degree College, Pakistan.
We are thrilled to be able to share that we have just been awarded ISA Reaccreditation for 2021-2024! Notably, our assessors said:
“It is clear to see that Rise Park Primary continues to build and embed a real global learning ethos which is reflected in and informing long-term planning and policy – supported by a range of on-going international activities and initiatives that are developing active global citizenship skills, knowledge and understanding. An international focus is embedded across the curriculum and in the teaching and learning experience for all. The school has partner schools in Colombia and Pakistan with whom, despite COVID, a range of interesting activities have taken place throughout the school year and which have been used as an effective vehicle with which to enable increased awareness of ways of life, cultures, language and experiences in the world, develop critical thinking skills and to explore wider active global citizenship issues. In terms of its Ambassadorial role, Rise Park Primary is pro-actively sharing outcomes of their international work widely and is enabling local colleagues to engage specifically with the International School Award through targeted ISA training sessions and support. An exemplary Impact Evaluation – congratulations on all your global learning work and achievements during what has been such a difficult year.”