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International Policy


The governors and staff recognise that global issues are an important part of the lives of our students living in a world where economies are increasingly interdependent and global communication is a daily reality.

The new national curriculum, expects the school to develop the following strands:

  • Cross curriculum dimension involving languages

  • Identity and cultural diversity

  • Community participation

  • The global dimension

  • Enterprise


The aims of the school are to:

  • Raise awareness and celebrate the cultural diversity throughout the world

  • Bring the world into our school

  • Foster tolerance and understanding

  • To focus students’ minds on ‘big issues’ such as poverty, racism, religion, human rights

  • Foster contacts with the international world

  • Produce students who are excited by the prospect of meeting people from other parts of the world, learning about other cultures and taking part in foreign visits

  • Change students’ perception, knowledge and understanding  so that they become a citizen of the whole planet rather than of a single small village.
  • The global dimension should be reflected in the attitudes and values of our students, the ethos of the school, the programmes of study and key skills.





In order to achieve our aims we will:

  • Achieve the full international school award.

  • Ensure that international dimension is embedded in the whole school curriculum

  • Plan programmes and lessons so that on a regular basis students have the opportunity to discuss, develop and engage with international issues

  • Establish school exchanges                                                                         
  • Set up a Comenius Project to foster trans European contacts and raise  awareness of the European Community

  • Foster a positive attitude towards people from other countries and cultures.

  •  Work with LC International Dimension Co-ordinator in order to establish contact with and arrange visits to non European and Third World destinations

  • Set up International events for example Year 8 International Day

  • Develop visits, contacts, events with Business partners

  • Within our LC brief extend our International opportunities to our Feeder Primary schools, U3A and the wider community

  • Help all subject areas within the school to benefit from International links and include International activities in their planning.

  • Involve parents in celebratory events, exchanges, visits sharing their adult expertise and experience.



As a result of implementing this policy we would expect that our students


  • respect, accept, understand and show a positive attitude towards different cultures, peoples, countries and lifestyles

  • are willing to engage with other people in their own language

  • see themselves as citizens of a world which is wider than their immediate place of residence

  • will have made significant contacts with other countries and cultures

  • will have a rich ‘international ‘experience in every subject they study

  • Campion school becomes  the centre of reference and excellence





Approved by the Governing Body of Campion School, December 2008