Application open for International School Award (ISA) for 2019-20


2019-02-25 - 2019-03-31

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Application for Award



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 Schools Award (ISA) for 2019-20.

What is International School Award (ISA)?

ISA is a yearly award given to participating schools. Applications from interested schools are called in every year, August/September 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.

Request for Expression of Interest from Schools

Government of Nepal, Department of Education and British Council announces submission of expression of interest from schools in Nepal to participate in the International Schools Award for 2018-19

The British Council International School Award (ISA) is a benchmarking scheme that accredits and recognizes schools as having an outstanding level of support for embedding global themes into their curriculum and improving standards of education and teaching.

Working towards the award will link your school with partner schools across the globe so you can work together on joint curriculum projects that deal with global issues. Teachers benefit by sharing best practice with one another, so improving teaching and education standards in the school and country. 

The award is open to any school, so what are you waiting for, don’t get left behind!  

Eligibility criteria for participation:

Any school  recognized by Government of Nepal, including government, semi-government, private and international school or school run by diplomatic agencies who have been offering curriculum as provisioned by the existing laws of Nepal is eligible to apply for ISA. The minimum requirements include basic infrastructure in the school, at least one computer with internet facility and at least one teacher with adequate working knowledge of the English language.

This award is endorsed by the Department of Education in Nepal since June 2012.

Click here for further details, including the application.

Please submit your Expression  of Interest by visiting the website of British Council www.britishcouncil.org.np.

Only selected schools will be invited to attend the orientation workshop.