International Dimension in Schools (IDS), British Council

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The British Council International Dimension in Schools  (IDS) which has been changed from the International School Award (in 2021) is a bench-marking scheme that accredits schools as having an outstanding level of support for nurturing global citizenship in young people and enriching teaching and learning. The IDS was introduced into the schools curriculum and SAI  in 2009 and we received our first accreditation in 2010-2013 and successfully acquired re-accreditation in 2014-2017 & 2017 – 2020 and again for 2020 -2023. This international award now has a presence in 31 countries worldwide. It is a three year accreditation focusing on the implementation of an international dimension in a schools curriculum. Key benefits of getting the IDS include – It has a positive impact on not just the students, but also the teachers and school in entirety and is a leadership challenge and fosters team building, innovation, and project management.


International Dimension in Schools (IDS) team from left to right Pramod (Chemistry Teacher), Divya Prasad (Head, Science Department), Madhusmita Das (Head, English Department), Jayanti Garnaik (Economics Teacher), Binati Misra (ICGSE Coordinator), Jessica Patnaik (International Coordinator), Sri Nilakantha Panigrahi (Senior Principal), Saista (Head, Art Department), Sonali Payal (SST Teacher). A Certificate and a trophy was presented to the school and the IDS team also were acknowledged with certificates.

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The British Council International Dimensions in Schools annual award ceremony was held virtually on the 24th of March 2021.   schools from across the North and East India received their awards virtually for the IDS dossier submitted and approved by the British Council for the wonderful International dimension embedded in the schools projecting through the seven projects submitted. The International dimension incorporated in the curriculum and also collaboration with overseas schools are very much evident in the dossier which gives the schools an opportunity to be accredited  for three years.
Click on the link and take a look at the completed dossier with all the projects that were completed over a years time.



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Jessica Patnaik and Binati Misra, International Coordinators received the International School Award 2017 – 2020 in the outstanding category on behalf of SAI International School during the awards ceremony in New Delhi. 

← Click on the link and take a look at the completed dossier with all the projects that were completed over a years time.

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SAI International received the coveted British Council, International School Award 2014-17 in the outstanding category. Chairman Dr Bijoy Sahoo and Trustee Smt Silpi Sahoo receive the award in a grand function at Delhi.

← Click on the link and take a look at the completed dossier with all the projects that were completed over a years time

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4 thoughts on “International Dimension in Schools (IDS), British Council

    1. Please contact you nearest British Council office. IDS is being revamped as of 2021 and they are not taking applications at this point.


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