WAB Strategic Leadership Shortlisted for the International School Awards 2023

Western Academy of Beijing is proud to once again be shortlisted for the prestigious International School Awards (ISA), this time in the category of “Strategic Leadership”. 

Hosted by ISC Research, a world-leading organization in international schools markets, with the support of International School Leader Magazine, the awards bring together hundreds of schools from around the world to recognize exceptional learning, teaching, community, wellbeing, leadership and other strategic initiatives. 

WAB’s application in the “Strategic Leadership” category focused on our new “Strategy 2022+”, which was designed at the leadership level alongside students, to chart the course for the future of learning at our school. With student agency at the core, we created an inclusive, student-led process, bringing in perspectives of all stakeholders as we refined our focuses for action. The outcomes of this highly collaborative process can be read here

“We have taken a very bold and innovative approach in charting our strategic way forward. I am happy that it has been recognized globally and I hope that it will inspire more schools in the world to develop inclusive strategies where student voice is leading the way and where every voice is heard. Our 2022+ strategy affirms our mission and core values and wants us to amplify innovation in learning and continue focusing on wellbeing. It is also stretching us to inspire our learners to be champions of inclusion and sustainability not only while they are at WAB, but throughout their whole life. My huge thanks go to our whole community that helped us shape the strategy and primarily to our students and our Director of Innovation who have been such great partners throughout the whole process,” said Head of School, Dr. Marta Medved Krajnovic.

The International School Awards are a highly competitive award, with international schools from around the world vying for recognition. WAB is truly honored to have made the shortlist. 

The winner of each category will be announced at a live streamed ceremony on January 24, 2023 at 10am GMT.

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