One of six schools in the borough to receive an ISA from the British Council
The International School Award (ISA) is an accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. It recognises teachers and their schools for bringing a global dimension to their pupils' education.
To achieve the full award schools must provide a programme of international activities, form partnerships with schools in other countries and develop an ‘international ethos’.
Winning schools from across the country were invited to receive the award from BBC news anchor George Alagiah at a special event in central London.
|The six local schools to achieve the accreditation this year were:
· Beatrix Potter Primary School, Earlsfield
· Brandlehow Primary School, Putney
· Burntwood School, Tooting
· Christ Church CE Primary School, Battersea
· Furzedown Primary School, Tooting
· Salesian College, Battersea
More than 20 Wandsworth schools are working towards full ISA accreditation and partnerships have been formed with schools in Europe, Sri Lanka, India, China, South Africa and several European countries.
Wandsworth Council’s education spokesperson Kathy Tracey said:
“We’re delighted that more of our schools have been recognised for bringing the wider world into the classroom. We want pupils here to be given the opportunity to communicate with their peers in other countries and learn about different cultures. It’s a hugely rewarding experience and excellent preparation for work in the global economy.”