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International Programmes

International Programmes“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world.”  Nelson Mandela

Highworth International Programmes help prepare our students to compete and contribute in an increasingly interconnected world by extending our school motto, “REACH for the stars” into the global dimension, building knowledge and understanding of people and places, the issues which unite us and the attitudes and behaviours required to become a responsible global citizen.

By celebrating our global connections and cultural diversity, we develop equality, empathy, respect and understanding. Our curriculum is enriched by our growing international links and exciting CCGL (Connecting Classrooms through Global Learning) partnerships with the Gorkha Secondary School in Tulsipur, Dang, Nepal and the Usra Academy in Kaduna, Nigeria.

Director of International Programmes Mrs S Ferris                                          
International Programmes Prefect Christie
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We are delighted to announce that we have achieved The Global School Award. Mrs Ferris has won the Global Teachers Award and been appointed a Global School Alliance Ambassador Pro. 


Here is our first CCGL Partner School, the Gorkha Secondary School in Nepal. We are delighted to announce that we have won the International School Award at Accreditation Level through our collaborative projects. Our Cluster Primaries have also successfully achieved their awards.


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European Day of Languages Prize-winners

Here is our Nigerian partner school, the Usra Academy in Kaduna. This term, we have established new partnerships with the Lycée Jean Guéhenno in our twin town of Fougères, France and Le Mûrier in Ifrane, Morocco.

Culture Days: this term we enjoyed a fortnight of European Day of Languages celebrations in September and outstanding performances by members of our Asian Society for Asian Culture Day on 21 October.

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87 Year 12-13 students have trained to teach English as a Foreign Language as part of International Programme. The next course is 29 and 30 March 2023.


Our Sixth Form TEFL teachers have the opportunity to apply their skills to help Year 7 students as part of The Languages Project which celebrates languages and supports students who speak more than one.
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Studying Abroad: This year, we have welcomed 11 International Students from Germany, Italy and Brazil, into Year 12. “Languages for Careers” was the theme of our special European Day of Languages careers lessons in which students across the school explored career options and competed to produce a page for our new careers guide.

Members of the Languages Project have helped select culturally diverse books for our library. Our latest titles have arrived from India and we are working in partnership with our local bookshop, Waterstones, to build the collection.