British School of Bahrain wins international award for well-being


British School of Bahrain has won an International School Award for well-being and has been recognised as among the best schools globally.

The school has won recognition for providing an accessible environment to improve pupil and staff well-being by creating a holistic support programme through which children could ask for help.

The awards ceremony took place online on January 24, and 291 applications were received this year from schools in 61 countries.

The International School Awards — hosted for the fifth year in a row by ISC Research, an educational data provider in the UK — celebrate learning, teaching, community, well-being, leadership and other initiatives at international schools.

Schools were shortlisted in 10 categories, including community partnerships, diversity and sustainability. An independent panel of 13 international education experts selected the winners.

British School of Bahrain has almost 3,000 pupils of 92 nationalities. The school designed a Support 360 programme that focuses on pupils’ individuality to help them gain confidence in their studies. Following the Covid-19 pandemic, the school said it had found that many pupils experienced social and academic anxiety as well as attachment issues as they returned to in-person learning.

The school provided assistance in these areas as well as assisted in challenges related to autism, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyspraxia, parental pressure and ADHD. The British School of Bahrain’s support initiative encouraged pupils to ask for help while allowing them to take ownership of coping with their own challenges. The system also took referrals from teachers.

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