INTERNATIONAL POLICY
INTRODUCTION 
The school recognizes 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. It is clearly understood that the global dimension should be reflected in the attitudes and  the values of our students, ethos of the school, in curricular and co curricular fields and key skills.
The school has adapted its curriculum, to develop the following strands in a balanced manner: 
  • The global dimension 
  • Cross curriculum dimension involving various subject disciplines and languages 
  • Community participation 
AIMS 
To encourage and develop an International dimension in all areas of school life,both within and beyond the curriculum.
The aims of the school are to: 
1.Embed the global dimension within the school’s internal and external curriculum, engaging  students to celebrate their own cultural identity and to foster respect for other cultures, languages and religions. 
2.Develop knowledge and understanding of geographical, historical, political, religious and social differences in the world
3.Prepare students for life in a diverse global society and work in a competitive global economy 
4.Bring the world into our class-rooms, and school.
5.Promote the use of ICT in meaningful contexts for the development of communication skills 
6.Work with global partners to achieve their educational goals and ours. 

Objectives 
1. To identify the global dimension in the learning experiences of our students. These eight key concepts  we recognize as :
  • Diversity
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Global Citizenship
  • Human Rights
  • Interdependence
  • Social Justice
  • Sustainable Development
  • Values and Perception
2.To continue to integrate the global dimension into the school curriculum by raising staff awareness of valid curriculum links
3.To regularly audit and identify opportunities for developing an international dimension throughout the curriculum 
4.To involve the staff, students and wider community in the  development of contacts with our global partners 
5.To develop and fully extend our global learning  partnerships with a focus on enriching the school curriculum and  
   communication via ICT. This will include activities such as : 
  • Email and internet projects including video conferencing (where possible)
  • Interacting with visitors from other countries (pupils & adults)
  • Pupil and staff visits to places of cultural interest
  • Staff exchanges and staff resource support to partner schools abroad
6.Plan programmes and lessons so that on a regular basis students have the opportunity to discuss, develop and engage
   with international issues. 
7.To develop a strong awareness of similarities and differences in lifestyles and culture in a range of other countries 
8.Help all subject areas within the school to benefit from International links and include International activities in the planning.
9.To develop cross curricular activities with International theme/s for all children
10.To provide the staff with opportunities to compare different teaching and learning styles
11.To recognize and celebrate the rich cultural and ethnic diversity within the school community
12.To involve community and parents in celebratory  events, exchanges, visits sharing their adult expertise and experiences.

 

 
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