International Award comments
Dear International Coordinator,
Thank you for submitting your Impact Evaluation of international learning activities. We are delighted to inform you that St Mary Bourne Primary School has been successful in gaining the International School Award and is accredited for three years from 1 September 2014 to 31 August 2017.
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.
International School Award team
Here are some of 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:
This is an excellent Impact Evaluation and a credit to your school. It is balanced and well-presented and it is very encouraging to see how your activity is completely cross-curricular and how you link them so appropriately to relevant global themes that you have incorporated very fluently into what is equally excellent work. Your ability to embed internationalism into clearly defined areas of your curriculum in such an apparently effortless manner clearly demonstrates your commitment to introducing and maintaining excellent practice across the board. Your whole cross-curricular approach to your work and the way you have introduced your activities and global themes are a testimony to the positive difference that engaging with the ISA. The activities you have delivered fit very well into the fabric of the curriculum and this is what the ISA at your level requires. Your school is an excellent example of how to guide your international work through a clearly planned directed and delivered set of activities across a logical cross-curricular platform.. Once again, congratulations on the work you have done so far and best wishes for your continued success in the future. Well done.