benefits of isp
Running a school is difficult, especially when you do not have access to further support, advice or funding. For many standalone schools this is a reality. At the International Schools Partnership (ISP) we recognise this and being part of our group brings with it significant benefits for schools.
We invest significantly in developing the infrastructure of our schools to make them the best learning environments for our children, students and staff. Over the last four years we have invested in various projects around our schools including enhancement, expansion, renovation, and compliance. Examples of more recent investment include:
- 3 new build schools
- 4 large scale school expansion projects
- 3 new sports facilities
- 6 school refurbishment projects
- a new state of the art drama facility.
Access to expertise
We want our schools to get better all the time, which is why we have a clear organisational structure that is based on supporting our schools in the best and most efficient way possible. The ISP central team acts as the support mechanism for all our schools where we can provide expertise on learning, health & safety, human resources, finance, IT, property, marketing, admissions and communications to schools on a day-to-day basis so we can all work towards our schools being the school of choice in their local area.
International opportunities for teachers and other colleagues, students and families
We are truly international. With 34 schools in eight different countries around the world we are able to offer teachers and staff the chance to work in another country, students the chance to experience international cultural learning opportunities beyond their home classroom, and we are also able to offer families who may be looking for a move overseas to transfer to one of our schools in their destination country. Through our global group of schools, we are able to offer flexibility and international mobility to teachers, staff, students and families, and all the while enabling new learning opportunities across countries, cultures and languages.
Sharing of best practice
We believe strong organisations are built from respect, openness and effective teamwork. Our principles help us do that. To be successful 20% of our ideas will come from the centre, 80% from the schools and, importantly, we want a culture where anyone can have a good idea and that we listen and act on feedback. How we work together really does count and having access to so many people across the world enables us to share the best ideas and make them a reality to the direct benefit of our schools.
ISP approach to learning
We put learning at the heart of everything we do. It is the very essence of what we are about and it’s what our students and parents want. We focus on getting the learning right so we have schools that are regarded as “schools of choice” by parents.
Cultural learning opportunities
Our international cultural learning opportunities give students the opportunity for memorable international and cultural learning experiences and enable them to develop their language and communication skills, share good practice and create long-term friendships across the world all in a safe and secure environment. We currently have three programmes: the ISP Model United Nations, the ISP Buddy Exchange Programme and the ISP International Summer Camp. We are looking at introducing further programmes for our students in the future.
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