HMC member school wins an International School Award 2020

Dubai College has won the school wellbeing and safeguarding award at this year’s International School Awards.

The annual International School Awards, which are hosted by ISC Research, recognise outstanding initiatives being delivered in English-medium international schools around the world. Award categories include school wellbeing and safeguarding, supporting students as future-thinking innovators, inclusion, supporting students’ pathways to higher education, digital technology in learning, and ethical values education.

The International School Awards 2020 took place in London on Monday 20th January. HMC member school, Dubai College, UAE won the school wellbeing and safeguarding award for a research-led initiative which drew on best practice and expert advice to create a programme of positive psychology interventions for its students. Headmaster Mike Lambert received the award on behalf of Dubai College from Nadia Abdelrahman, Vice President of International Sales at sponsor, Impero Software.

This year, the Awards attracted 255 eligible nominations from international schools in 40 different countries including Guatemala, Colombia, Zambia, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Slovenia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and South Korea. The most popular category for nominations was the environmental initiative award. An independent judging panel of 11 highly experienced international educators selected the winners. Over 225 senior figures from international schools and education organisations attended the awards ceremony.

According to ISC Research data, there are now more than 11,000 English-medium international schools around the world teaching over 6 million children. “There are some quite exceptional international schools implementing truly outstanding initiatives,” said CEO of ISC Research, Leigh Webb. “ISC Research is very proud to host the International School Awards which help to recognise and raise awareness of some of these very best initiatives. All initiatives have to demonstrate to judges evidence of strategies that enable the initiative to be shared with other schools.”

For more information contact Anne Keeling, Communications Director, ISC Research.  Email: [email protected] Tel: +44 (0) 2920 304996 or +44 (0) 07906 353863.


21 January 2020