International School Award

At Whitley Lodge we bring the world in to the classroom! 

We have achieved Re-accreditation of the International Schools Award for outstanding work in international education.
In the summer term we submitted an evaluation form detailing all the work we have been involved in this year and how it has impacted on pupils, teachers and the local and wider community. This also involved Fern Broderick, our deputy head teacher and international school coordinator, being an ambassador for the British Council and mentoring local schools through their applications as well as online training.

Our topics of Mexico, Rainforests and Children in Need, Going Green and World Food Day have been an invaluable source of learning and understanding for the children and staff. In addition to this, our joint gardening and growing project with The Gambia has aided our application for the Green Flag Award. With the help of our French teacher Madam Curley we have also applied for North Tyneside’s Silver Quality Mark. Together this learning has helped the children become more aware of the fact that what we do here can affect the rest of the world.

Through these experiences we have developed a growing awareness of the differences and an appreciation of the similarities between different countries and their people. Our pupils are confident and enthusiastic about the wider world in which they live. The children have experienced a more diverse range of activities making lessons fun whilst still learning new concepts. Many children have continued an exploration of their learning at home and are developing skills, knowledge and understanding that will help them in playing an active role in the global community of the future.

Our school’s achievement was recognised at a regional award ceremony in Newcastle where we were presented with a certificate, flag and a plaque by guest speaker – Extreme climber, Andy Kirkpatrick!

Use this link to find out more about the International Schools Award