Q: What do you mean ‘The only requirement is that a significant part of the activity has taken place in the 12 months prior to the application date’?
A: So if you are applying on 1 October 2015, the cut-off point is 1 October 2014. If you ran an activity from January 2014 to January 2015, that would be fine, as significant part of the activity was within the past 12 months.
Q: My activity is ongoing, so it wasn’t really completed as such.
A: It is up to you and depends on the activity. Just write what you have done over the past 12 months in your application. The assessors will be looking to see that significant results have already been achieved. For example, if you are applying on 1 October 2015 and the activity runs from September 2015 to July 2016 you could not include it as only small part of the activity falls within the 12 months and no significant impact of it can be reported yet. If you are uncertain, please feel free to contact us.
Q: Can I include future activities?
A: No, the application is essentially a report on what you have been doing up to this point, to determine whether your school currently qualifies for the Intermediate level of the International School Award.
Q: When do I hear the outcome of my application?
A: We aim to email notifications to all applicants within six weeks from the date of submission.
Q: What will I receive as recognition of my success?
A: A school will receive an expert feedback and guidance on how to further develop its international work and progress within the International School Award as well as a certificate of achievement which is sent out by post in few weeks after the email notification.
We no longer provide a logo to schools on the Intermediate level of the International School Award. Only accredited or reaccredited schools can claim a logo.
Q: What if my application is deferred?
A: You will receive a feedback and recommendations for improvement and will be given chance to resubmit the application.
Q: When does my Intermediate certificate expire?
A: The Intermediate certificate does not expire and you do not need to reapply. We would encourage you to apply for a higher level (Accreditation) as soon as your school is ready.