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International Policy

Introduction:

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

Aims:

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.

Objectives:

 

 

 

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.

 

Outcomes:

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