The IB joins the Tes Awards for International Schools to celebrate global education


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IB’s Director General is delighted to participate as a judge in the first ever Tes Awards for International Schools 2024, an award that aims to bring international schools from around the world together to celebrate excellence across the sector in one inclusive global event.

The IB has partnered with Tes to support the Tes Awards, an opportunity for schools and educators to reflect on their triumphs and share the difference they can make for students’ futures around the globe. The award will celebrate schools’ outstanding achievements during the 2022-23 academic year, enabling the community to share and be recognized for their accomplishments by the international education community.

“The Tes Awards for International Schools recognizes educators and staff who make a difference in the lives of students every day, celebrating their successes and sharing best practices for the advancement of learning. The IB is honoured to support the Tes Awards for International Schools as a member of the international school community,” said Olli-Pekka Heinonen, Director General of the IB.

With an unpredictable future, education is our greatest source of hope. The IB knows how important the role of our more than 80,000 educators and 5,700 schools is in developing and empowering youth to become the thinkers, creators and engineers of tomorrow, ready to solve society’s most pressing challenges and build a better, more sustainable world for us all. Hence, our collaboration with the Tes Awards for International Schools reflects our commitment to honouring and ensuring that the education community is recognized and appreciated as a driving force for the future of education, benefiting not only the countless students within the IB community but also their communities and beyond.

Applications for the Tes Awards for International Schools are free and open until Friday 3 November 2023 to all international schools outside of the UK that teach the British or International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, or both. The first stage of shortlisting will be announced in February 2024, and overall winners will be announced in April 2024.