International School Award (ISA)
What are we already doing and what could we do to achieve the award next year?
The ISA is a DCSF accreditation scheme for curriculum-based international work in schools. To get it you need
An international ethos embedded throughout the school
A majority of pupils within the school impacted by and involved in international work
Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
Curriculum-based work across a range of subjects.
We recognise that school is already doing a lot of international work and would like to use the ISA to
try and further develop this aspect of the curriculum and wider school life. In order to get the Award we need
to demonstrate what we are already doing that is ‘international’ and also come up with a few new ideas for
activities that can be carried out in the 2009-2010 school year. In order to help us do these two things we’d
like all departments to discuss and return this sheet by __________.
What are we already doing that has an ‘international’ theme?
Please fill in the table below with 1 or more examples of things your department teach or organise which
relate to the ISA criteria above.
Year Group Lesson/ SOW Short description and information on any
What else could we do to help the school achieve the ISA?
Please discuss possible ideas for new activities (e.g. lessons/SOW/events) that could be carried out during
2009-2010 by your department (these can just be initial ideas at this stage – we need to submit our actual
plans for activities in July and then carry these out next year). Record any ideas you have below.
Is there anyone in your department who would be interested in taking a lead on any
international work carried out by your department as part of the ISA? Ideally we will have one
person per department. Please indicate the name of your chosen person below