The British International School of Houston has been awarded the 'Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Award’ at the prestigious 2023 International School Awards.
This year, 291 applications were received from international schools across 61 countries, with the British International School Houston being recognised by an independent judging panel of 13 education experts for its efforts in developing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice across its curriculum.
The judges noted the school’s "initiative which involves a school-wide auditing of curriculum offerings to ensure the representation of all stakeholders.”
Barrie Scrymgeour, Principal at British International School of Houston, said: “I'm proud to accept this award on behalf of our community, which recognises the importance we place on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. These are values our students, parents, and teachers all see as critical. My thanks to Gemma Averette, our Head of Early Years and Primary, and to all the dedicated teachers who’ve been hard at work embedding these values in all we do. This is part of the difference that is a Nord Anglia education.”
In addition to the award, the school was also nominated for the ‘Innovation and Creativity in Learning Award’ this year, which Nord Anglia International School Dubai won in last year's ceremony. Similarly, the British School of Tashkent in Uzbekistan, also a Nord Anglia school, was shortlisted for the Safeguarding Award this year.
Hosted by ISC Research, the International School Awards recognise outstanding initiatives delivered in international schools around the world across various award categories.
Learn more about BIS Houston and its learning experiences designed for the future here.