British Council International School Award success for St John Bosco College Battersea

St John Bosco College in Battersea has been awarded foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. Fostering an international dimension in the curriculum is at the heart of the British Council’s work with schools, so that young people gain the cultural understanding and skills they need for life work in today’s world.

St John Bosco College’s international work includes strong links with partner Salesian schools across Europe.  They recently took part in an international business project with schools from Italy, Malta and Spain under the European Union Erasmus+ programme.

On hearing the news that St John Bosco College had achieved foundation level of the award, Paul Dunne, Headteacher, said: “I’m delighted that our international work has been recognised in this way by the British Council.  As a Salesian school we are proud to be part of a wider international network and this provides us with fantastic learning opportunities which our pupils can benefit from”.

Stephen Hull, Senior Project Manager at the British Council, said:  “St John Bosco College’s international work has earned the school well-deserved recognition in the form of the British Council International School Award - Foundation Certificate.

The school’s dedication to internationalism is enriching education for its pupils by bringing an essential global dimension to learning and encourage the development of skills children need to be global citizens of the future.

Embedding an international ethos across a school can lead to full International School Award accreditation and schools looking to join this supporting and engaging network should contact us at the British Council”.

The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Lebanon, Cyprus, and Pakistan. Around 5,500 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

•            An international ethos embedded throughout the school

•            A whole school approach to international work

•            Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools

•            Year-round international activity

•            Involvement of the wider community

To interview the school or for images, please contact Margaret Ansley, Head’s PA on 0207 924 8326 or by email mansley@sjbc.wandsworth.sch.uk

For more information about the International School Award, please contact our team at isa@britishcouncil.org 

The British Council International School Award started in 1999 to recognise the schools leading the way in instilling and developing a global dimension into the learning experience of all children and young people. It is managed by the British Council.

 British Council Schools Online is a supportive ‘one stop shop’ to help schools find international opportunities and teaching resources, including details about the British Council International School Award. Any school can find out how to apply by visiting schoolsonline.britishcouncil.org

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We create international opportunities for the people of the UK and other countries and build trust between them worldwide.

We work in more than 100 countries and our 8,000 staff – including 2,000 teachers – work with thousands of professionals and policy makers and millions of young people every year by teaching English, sharing the arts and delivering education and society programmes.

We are a UK charity governed by Royal Charter. A core publicly-funded grant provides 20 per cent of our turnover which last year was £864 million. The rest of our revenues are earned from services which customers around the world pay for, such as English classes and taking UK examinations, and also through education and development contracts and from partnerships with public and private organisations. All our work is in pursuit of our charitable purpose and supports prosperity and security for the UK and globally. For more information, please visit: www.britishcouncil.org. You can also keep in touch with the British Council through twitter.com/britishcouncil and blog.britishcouncil.org.

St John Bosco College in Battersea has been awarded foundation level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

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