British Council International School Award success for Dover Grammar School for Girls

    12th Oct 2021

    MFL Oct 2021

    Dover Grammar School for Girls has been awarded Intermediate level of the British Council’s prestigious International School Award in recognition of its work to bring the world into the classroom.

    The International School Award celebrates the achievements of schools that do exceptional work in international education. 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 for life and work in today’s world.

    Dover Grammar School for Girls international work includes a variety of activities around festivals, literature, film and media as well as a Pen friends project.

    On hearing the news that Dover Grammar School for Girls had achieved Intermediate level of the award, Headteacher, Mr. Robert Benson said: I was absolutely thrilled that the school has been awarded this International School award. My thanks go to all the staff involved especially those within the MFL Department. This award is a true testament to their hard work and dedication and is thoroughly deserved.

    John Rolfe MBE, Schools Outreach Manager at the British Council, said: “Dover Grammar School for Girls’ international work has earned the school well-deserved recognition with the British Council International School Award - Intermediate Certificate.

    We are proud and delighted to work with this great school. Many thanks to everyone for all their commitment to developing international work and sharing excellent classroom practice and resources. This is enriching education for its pupils; and their excellent collaborative projects with partner schools overseas are bringing the world into their classrooms. International work is key support for the development of skills young people need to be the globally aware citizens of the future.

    Embedding an international ethos across a school can lead to accreditation with our Full International School Award and schools looking to join this supporting and engaging global network should contact us at the British Council”.

    The award is now available worldwide in countries such as India, Greece, Egypt, Lebanon, Nigeria, and Pakistan. Around 6,000 International School Awards have been presented to successful schools in the UK since the scheme began in 1999.

    The International School Award encourages and supports schools to develop:

    • An international ethos embedded throughout the school
    • A whole school approach to international work
    • Collaborative curriculum-based work with a number of partner schools
    • Year-round international activity
    • Involvement of the wider community



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