International School Awards 2021: the winning schools

International School Awards 2021: the winning schools

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...

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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.

Inclusion Award

Alice Smith School, Malaysia

For their student support peer programme involving older students.

Safeguarding Award

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.

Wellbeing Award

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.

Environmental Award

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.

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