Take a look at our feedback from our successful application to be reaccredited as an International School…
Archibald First School Assessment This is a strong and passionate application for the Reaccreditation of the International School Award from Archibald First School, and it is approved.
All the sections of your Impact Evaluation application form are robust and describe a school that is committed to global learning through its creative curriculum, language learning, and partnerships with schools in Germany and Spain.
Your activities have been assessed against the temporary requirements that have been allowed by the British Council during these challenging times, and you have in fact presented 6 activities. All year groups were involved in one or more of the activities, they contain several subject areas and were spread across the 3 terms of the academic year 2020-21.
Activity 1 ‘Art Week’, in which pupils studied the work of the black American artist Jacob Lawrence to develop art skills, enabled them to also investigate the culture of Harlem in another era, and linked in with Black History month.
Activity 2 ‘ Destination Unknown’, involved pupils in a project on a part of India, in which they compared and contrasted a town there with their own, and gave them the opportunity to cook traditional food and learn about Diwali.
Activity 4 ‘My Destination Europe’, in which pupils engaged in a variety of interesting activities about countries in Europe, developed their physical and human geographical skills, and enabled them to compare and contrast the countries with the UK.
Activity 5 ‘Feast or Famine’, introduced pupils to Fair Trade through a range of motivating activities, which will have helped them develop critical thinking skills and consider the contribution we can make to the global community.
Activity 6 ‘European Day of Languages and beyond’, describes the language and cultural activities in respect of European Day of Languages, Christmas, and Chinese New Year, which raised awareness of the heritage of the few pupils in your school, who are not from a white background, and enabled pupils to develop new language skills and cultural understanding of other countries.
Activity 7 ‘Etwinning’, describes in both ‘activities’ and the Impact Evaluation sections of your application, how communication between pupils and their peers in your partner schools was maintained throughout the lockdowns through the use of Microsoft Teams, which gave your and the other pupils a real-life insight into each other’s lives during the pandemic.
Good luck with your future plans, and congratulations on your success in achieving the Reaccreditation of the International School Award in 2021! “
The assessor’s final comment is given below and is testament to Senora Linfoots hard work and dedication:
Congratulations on working so hard to co-ordinate such an impressive range of work as an International Co-ordinator (Senora Linfoot)! 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 pupils 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.
We wish you the best as you continue with your international journey.
The International School Award team