The International School Award (ISA) is administered by the British Council on behalf of my Department.
In 2006, an OFSTED review concluded that:
“It was clear from scrutiny of the self-evaluation forms and the reports that in many schools which had an ISA a significant amount of teachers' and pupils' time was involved in international work. Almost all schools which had completed a SEF mentioned their international work or their ISA within it.”
The report is available at:
An evaluation report conducted for the British Council in 2008 found that there was:
“...strong evidence of the benefits that international work is bringing to the curriculum in schools and to pupils' engagement with learning.”
I have placed copies of the evaluation report in both Libraries.