The British Council Nepal and Government of Nepal, Department of Education announces submission of expression of interest from schools in Nepal to participate in the International School Award (ISA) for 2020-21.

Schools from across Nepal meeting the eligibility criteria can download the application form and application procedure from the download section below to participate in the ISA this year. 

What is International School Award (ISA)?

ISA is a yearly award given to participating schools. Applications from interested schools are called in every year, February/ March period and schools are selected on the basis of their application. The British Council offers the ISA as an accreditation framework for schools to record and evaluate their international work and embed it into the curriculum. ISA acts as a benchmark that ascertains schools as having an outstanding level of support for:

• Nurturing global citizenship in young people

• Enriching teaching and learning

The ISA approach to school development is holistic and mirrors the curriculum based project work approach to encourage the teachers to use with their students. It is rigorous and evidence based process. It encourages the leaders to foster teambuilding, innovation, and project management. ISA is content free and schools are encouraged to embed it within their own curriculum. ISA gives context to practice new skills in Information & Communications Technology (ICT) and pedagogy in a safe and structured manner. Participating in briefings and workshops, online community and the award ceremony brings together a large number of schools across the country fostering rich exchange of ideas and creating a vibrant community of education professionals.

Evaluation process

A team of representatives from the British Council, Department of Education and Curriculum Development Centre is developed. The dossiers or the portfolio of evidence submitted by the participating schools are evaluated and school visits are organised to see the authenticity of the work and learning outcomes in the children. With the evidences submitted and the outcome of school visits, the schools are granted the award.

Please download the application form from the 'downloads' section below. A completed application should reach to us through an email at connecting.classrooms@britishcouncil.org.np no later than 1700 hours on 15 April 2020.

Along with the form, please also fill-in online ISA Expression of Interest 2020-21 by clicking at Apply Now button below.