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Awards ceremony highlights British education's global strength

23/01/2018 08:52:13 | Anne Keeling for WCBS

Winners of the British International School Awards were celebrated at an awards ceremony in London on 22nd January 2018. Senior leaders from many international schools located around the world attended the gala event which was sponsored by WCBS and hosted by British International Schools Magazine and ISC Research.

The awards recognised a number of exceptional initiatives led by British international schools.

British International School of the Year 2018 was awarded to the British School in New Delhi, India. Expanding from 250 to 1,200 students, the school is accredited and recognised by 15 reputable education organisations, achieving exceptional results at IGCSE and IB Diploma, and is considered to be one of the best British schools in the world as well as one of the best schools in India. Its digital citizenship outreach project, which supports student safeguarding, and involves both students and parents, has been independently accredited by the Common Sense Education Accreditation Team which described the school’s dedication to teaching young people how to be safe, responsible digital citizens as inspirational. School Director, Ms. Vanita Uppal OBE received her award from CEO of WCBS, Emma Goodwin.

“We are thrilled to support the recognition of exceptional initiatives that individual schools are making around the world,” said Emma. “International schools, large and small, frequently amaze us with their innovative and rigorous educational approaches and commitment to sustained best practice. It often takes platforms like the International School Awards to raise the profile of these initiatives to a level that all schools can learn, benefit and be inspired from. We applaud all the schools that have received nominations and awards, and we applaud British International Schools Magazine and ISC Research for enabling such schools to be recognised and celebrated.”

Other winning schools included Harrow International School Bangkok, Thailand (Outstanding Community Initiative for training teachers at refugee camps on the Thai/Myanmar border since 2010), Jerudong International School, Brunei (Outstanding Strategic Initiative for its student-led Outdoor Discovery Centre), Nadeen School, Bahrain (Outstanding Pastoral Care Initiative for its approach to engaging disaffected students and accelerating learning), Dulwich College Seoul, South Korea (Outstanding Teaching Initiative for a project to embed long-term learning in maths), British School Jakarta, Indonesia (Outstanding Digital Technology Initiative for school-wide digital citizenship), Silver Oaks Schools and College, Pakistan (International Impact Award for its global collaboration with schools to show we have more in common than separate us), British International School Chicago (Creativity in Learning Initiative for its STEAM corridor), Dover Court International School, Singapore (Outstanding Senior Leadership Team of the Year) and Mr. Ed Goodwin OBE, the Principal of St Christopher’s School in Bahrain received an award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to International Education.

British schools, teaching and learning approaches, curricula, qualifications and educational resources are increasingly in demand by schools and parents around the world. ISC Research data indicates that British oriented schools overseas now number 4,187. The awards reflect the incredibly high standards of many British international schools which are helping to strengthen Britain’s education brand globally.

Photo by Charles Henderson

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