The winners of the International School Awards 2021 were announced on Monday 18 January 2021, in a live-streamed ceremony. Pearson is delighted to support these awards and offer our congratulations to all of the winning schools, who were selected from 264 nominations from international schools in 62 countries.
Lisa Evans, International Marketing Director at Pearson said “The global pandemic has placed new demands on teachers and learners and forced educationalists to rethink how to reach, teach and assess learners. We’re supporting these awards to celebrate the hard work every international school has demonstrated in the face of such adversity – the nominees are fantastic examples of endeavour, resilience and innovation.”
Leigh Webb, CEO of ISC Research, hosts of the awards said “We are humbled by the depth and breadth of outstanding educational initiatives being achieved by international schools this year, some of which have been implemented during such a difficult time.”
Read on below for each of the winning schools in each category and a little about their winning entries.
International Impact Award
International School of Prague
For their Happy Caravan partnership with an educational charity for a refugee camp in Greece.
Community Award and overall International School of the Year
Branksome Hall Asia
For their student-led initiative Paradigm, to design and produce security necklaces for girls in vulnerable situations in Nepal.
Alice Smith School, Malaysia
For their student support peer programme involving older students.
The English School, Kuwait
For their progressive child protection programme for BSME schools in Kuwait which involves engagement from parents and the wider community.
Teaching and Learning Award
Fairview International School, Malaysia
For their comprehensive framework that ensures consistency and sustainability of teaching skills.
Digital Teaching and Learning Award
Deira International School, UAE
For an effective artificial intelligence and analytics programme to actively support teaching and learning.
International School of Kuala Lumpur
For developing PAW-sitivity, a virtual newsroom during campus closures for students and staff.
Student Pathways to Continued and Higher Education Award
British International School of Abu Dhabi
For their university preparation programme implemented during campus closures.
Sigtunaskolan Humanistiska Läroverket, Sweden
For their student-led initiative collaborating with external organisations to address sustainable technology challenges that’s making an impact on the environment and the world around them.
Ethical Values Award
Dulwich College Singapore
For their compassionate ethical and pedagogical systems framework developing students’ emotional literacy.
Strategic Leadership Award
Nord Anglia International School Hong Kong
For new pedagogies to support virtual learning with effective outreach and sustainability.
Future-thinking Innovators Award
American Community School of Abu Dhabi
For a multi-functional technology programme and learning space including a radio station, TV studio, robotics arena and more.
Congratulations again to all of this year’s winners and especially to Branksome Hall Asia, overall International School of the Year 2021. We’ll be featuring an interview with the school on the blog soon and in the meantime, read about the project that earned them the 2020 Award for Future-thinking Innovators.