British Council International School Award

Haberdashers’ Adams 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 and work in today’s world.
International work at Haberdashers’ Adams includes:
• Native Modern Foreign Language assistants from France and Germany visit every year;
• Links with German partner schools nurture the cultural aspects of German lessons. Through zoom lessons and penpal letter writing, students share experiences and collaborate on activities together;
• Celebration of ‘European Day of Languages’ and ‘Le Mois de la Francophonie’;
• Annual trips to France and Germany (Paris, Cologne, Munich).
On hearing the news that Haberdashers’ Adams had achieved Foundation level of the award, Mr Hickey, Headteacher said: “This is wonderful news and a testament to the hard work and dedication of our MFL teaching staff.”
Shannon West, Head of UK Schools for the British Council, said: “Haberdashers’ Adams has earned the school well-deserved recognition with the British Council International School Award – Foundation Certificate.
We are delighted that Haberdashers’ Adams’ is committed to developing a whole school approach to embedding and celebrating international work. The dedication from everyone is enriching education and supporting globally aware young people and the development of key skills.”
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 partner schools
• Year-round international activity
• Involvement of the wider community


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