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Education Service News Item

Congratulations to St Mary Star of the Sea School, St Leonards on-sea


Congratulations on your Re/Accreditation of the International School Award 2016-2019


Dear International Coordinator,

Thank you for submitting your Impact Evaluation of international learning activities. We are delighted to inform you that St Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School has been successful in gaining Reaccreditation of the International School Award and is accredited for three years from 1 September 2016 to 31 August 2019.


Here are the assessor’s comments on your Impact Evaluation, to highlight where your application was particularly impressive and points to take note of as you continue to develop the international dimension in your school:


St. Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Primary School. International School Award Re-Accreditation: APPROVED. Your school is clearly committed to the ongoing development of global citizenship via classroom/curriculum-based learning and collaboration with partner schools in other countries. An international and global dimension is firmly embedded in your curriculum, staff professional development programme and whole-school ethos and development. Your international work dovetails neatly with your Rights Respecting Schools Award work and your activity as a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre. Your submitted international activities cover a range of different subject areas, age groups and regions of the world. They enrich the curriculumand contribute to the improvement of learning outcomes, whilst raising awareness of other countries and cultures and providing a springboard to address global issues in a meaningful context. At least three of the activities involve collaboration with a partner school / partner schools in other countries. Curriculum-based foreign language learning features as an element of Activity 7 (One World Week). Short term activities are balanced with ongoing programmes of study. Your ambassadorial role is established largely via your role as a Global Learning Programme Expert Centre, which enables you to support and disseminate international and global learning to schools in your network. Your impact evaluation is reflective and insightful, highlighting the positive effect of your international and global work on pupils, staff and your local community. You have good plans to sustain and further develop your international and global dimension. Congratulations on your International Schl Award Re-Accreditation! 


Congratulations on working so hard to co-ordinate such an impressive range of work as the International Co-ordinator. You are a credit to the school and the wider community.


 We hope that the scope of your excellent international activities will continue to develop and benefit the school community; your support, commitment, creativity and innovative international work is greatly appreciated. Thank you for taking part in the International School Award. Please convey our very best wishes and many congratulations to all staff and students both in the UK and overseas who have taken part in the scheme. Please also contact your local media to inform them about your successful international work - this is a great achievement and one that deserves celebrating and sharing widely.



Kind regards


International School Award team British Council