- 9 Mar 2021 12:41 PM
From Britannica Team:
Here at Britannica, we know that selecting the right school for your child can be a challenging process. So what does our reaccreditation mean?
As part of the Orbital Education Group, our school is committed to delivering the best quality and highest standards of education for our students.
Saying this, however, is not enough. It is vital for us to be externally evaluated on a regular basis, and this is why we have chosen to go through this rigorous reaccreditation process with the Council of International Schools, CIS, so that they can validate the level of quality and consistency that each accredited member school must uphold.
The CIS accreditation team have given the school over 45 commendations in the 8 domain areas: purpose and direction; governance, leadership and ownership; the curriculum; teaching and assessing for learning; the students’ learning and well-being; staffing; premises and physical accommodation; community and home partnerships.
As part of the Orbital Education Group, our school is committed to delivering the best quality and highest standards of education for our students. Saying this, however, is not enough. It is vital for us to be externally evaluated on a regular basis, and this is why we have chosen to go through this rigorous reaccreditation process with the Council of International Schools, CIS, so that they can validate the level of quality and consistency that each accredited member school must uphold.
The school is commended for its “friendly and inclusive community culture” that involves parents; developing strong home-school partnerships to better support student learning and well-being.
As a leader in the field of school evaluation and accreditation worldwide, CIS provide a unique international school accreditation process with a focus on student learning and global citizenship. The quality and rigour of a CIS International Accreditation is recognised by ministries, departments of education, and universities around the world as a demonstration of the school’s commitment to a high-quality international education.
The senior leadership team and staff are commended for their “agile and rapid response to the challenges presented by the pandemic” to effectively support student learning and well-being, taking on board student feedback to further improve the quality of learning and teaching during the COVID-19 period.
Being reaccredited by CIS provides additional reassurance for our parents and students. It means that Britannica International School, Budapest has shown that we continue to provide a quality international education experience, which helps us gain recognition for our accomplishments, attract good and well-qualified staff, and facilitate student connections with leading universities around the world.
The Britannica community are commended for the development of “clear guiding statements, involving all stakeholders”, ensuring they are sustainable and fit for purpose, providing the school with “clarity of purpose and direction”.
Our staff will continue to take advantage of the training opportunities and feedback available through our CIS accreditation, giving them access to sharing best practice with top member institutions globally.
The role of Orbital Education is commended, “for their organised and sustainable approach to leadership”, from which Britannica International School, Budapest “clearly benefits” as a member of this family of schools.
Furthermore, higher education institutions value the mark of a CIS accreditation, targeting students who graduate from such accredited schools for admission to their institutions, recognising the standards, values and skills they seek in students, endorsing the quality of education provided to graduates of CIS accredited schools.
The CIS reaccreditation report highlighted the collaborative work of our community in “creating a definition of high-quality learning, underpinned by age related expectations”, to better support students with their learning journey.
At Britannica International School, Budapest, we are delighted to be able to add our successful CIS reaccreditation to our list of achievements and look forward to engaging with CIS further to offer even more academically and socially enriching activities for our students.
The staff are commended for the provision of a “wide range of intercultural opportunities” through the curriculum and extra-curricular programme, helping students “develop as global citizens”.
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