International schools status
The International School Award is a prestigious badge of honour given to schools that do outstanding work in international education. It can be achieved by introducing the concept of internationalism into the classroom and by making links with other international schools. 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 to live and work as global citizens.
Here at Tots World we couldn’t be more enthusiastic about this idea. Introducing children to the world around them, learning about different cultures and traditions is at the heart of what we do. Our classes provide children with a wealth of opportunity for purposeful play through a mix of adult led and child led initiated activity.
We can help schools kick start or boost their application for International Schools status. We can bring our fun filled and educational classes to your school. All we need is a school hall and we will provide all the equipment to help the children explore 10 different countries in our own unique way. We also undertake a special activity with the children to deepen their knowledge and understanding of one feature country.
Our staff are all DBS checked and trained in paediatric first aid.
Benefits of International School status
An increased knowledge, awareness and tolerance about other countries, cultures and languages,
Confidence in communicating with people from different backgrounds, more skills to successfully live and work in a global and mobile society, literacy skills when writing stories and letters for specifics audiences students begin to develop confidence with their foreign language skills.
For the school
An increased profile of the school in the local community, making it more attractive for prospective parents and teachers. Providing an extra dimension to student’s learning and development which other schools may not offer. Creating important links with schools abroad to exchange knowledge and skills.
Foundation and Intermediate level guidance
The activities you undertake should form part of the international education at your school, and must:
- be part of genuine classroom work that relate to school’s curriculum,
- happen during the normal lesson time,
- show awareness of other cultures and countries,
- be cross-curricular (cover a broad range of curriculum subjects).
We always encourage schools and teachers to involve as many learners as possible to maximise impact.
For the Foundation level, there are no specific requirements for the number of learners that should participate in international activities.
For the Intermediate level, at least 50% of learners should participate.