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International Initiatives

The fifth principle of all of The Cam Academy Trust schools is to provide education with an international outlook, both inside and outside the classroom.

The four pillars of the Trust international principle are:

  • High quality curriculum language provision KS2-KS5
    (variety of languages offered to most appropriate number of students/teaching methodology)
  • Extensive range of extra-curricular international opportunities
    (including one-off events, sustained projects/programmes, competitions, trips)
  • Rich, diverse partnerships with schools internationally
    (but also with other schools locally for the purpose of international activity)
  • Global citizenship
    (in-curriculum, assembly programme, engagement with overseas visitors)

Every school expects each young person to take his or her place as a responsible citizen in our local and global society. Our schools support pupils in gaining an awareness of the wider world in which they live and some of the issues that affect them in the 21st Century. As such, they seek to be international schools, providing the best languages teaching and learning opportunities within the curriculum, and a wide range of extra-curricular opportunities for all students. Further details of the curriculum and extra-curricular dimensions can be found on the documents on the side of this page.

British Council International School Award


All schools within The Cam Academy Trust aim to hold the British Council International School Award, which is a bench marking scheme that recognises and celebrates exemplary practices of internationalism in schools.  In particular, schools must show an outstanding level of support for:

  • nurturing global citizenship in young people
  • enriching teaching and learning

ISA provides a framework for schools to develop an action plan and implement international activities throughout the year, and encourages schools to collaborate with overseas schools to create a rich learning experience for students through use of ICT, creative pedagogical practices and real context for learning.

The award reflects the strong emphasis within CAT for providing the highest quality languages curriculum, for embedding global themes across subjects within the curriculum, and for developing and sustaining a rich array of international extra-curricular opportunities for all students.


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