Benefits to be Part of International Schools Partnership (ISP)

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Running a school “on your own” is challenging, especially if you don’t have access to additional help, counsel, or finance. This is a reality for many independent schools.

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) recognizes this, and membership in the ISP organization provides major benefits to schools of all types, including international, private secondary, and private primary schools.

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a network of 50 schools in 15 countries that includes the United States, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Italy, the United Kingdom, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Ecuador, Mexico, Costa Rica, the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, and Malaysia.


The Role of ISP

The ISP assists children and students in learning at levels that astound them and their parents. The ISP is responsible for establishing schools that parents consider to be the schools of choice for their kids.

They are continually expanding their present network of schools with new ones, for those that establish and those seeking to join their partnership. Being a part of an international education network allows schools to get access to a wealth of information.

Building on ISP’s legacy of educational achievement, schools can use the finest ideas from ISP’s global network of dedicated educators and child education specialists for the benefit of students—whether in the International or Malaysian National curriculum.

Here are some of the benefits of being a part of the international school partnership.


1. A Mindset of “Always Getting Better”

This essential concept of “always getting better” is shared by ISP.  ISP’s incredible learning concept aims to help children study at levels that astound even them. For this to happen, the school must be in a continuous learning mode.

Everyone within the ISP umbrella, regardless of job, is required to prioritize student achievement above all else. Students in international, private secondary, and private primary schools will have the best learning experience and result due to this.


2. Global Expertise Is Available

Schools that are a part of ISP get access to ideas from education specialists all across the world.

Their knowledge spans the whole spectrum of school life, including techniques to improve students’ learning, health and safety concerns, human resources, finance, information technology, property, marketing, admissions, and communications activities.

Even students in private schools benefit from an enhanced learning environment and a better learning experience when schools undergo comprehensive modifications and additions.


3. Best Practices on a Local and International Scale

ISP collaborates with local schools on mutual respect, openness, and collaboration. The 80/20 approach applies here, with 80 percent of improvement proposals coming from the school and 20 percent coming from the ISP.

Based on their extensive knowledge of the local culture, the teachers and staff at the school can provide the finest solutions. Meanwhile, ISP assists with extra work that extends concepts or by bringing fresh insights and views that make a significant difference in the entire school curriculum.


4. Opportunities for International Cultural Learning

ISP offers numerous international cultural learning opportunities for students to obtain useful experience with students from other countries. This is a crucial component of the students’ learning experience.

The ISP Model United Nations, the ISP Buddy Exchange Program, and the ISP International Summer Camp are the three major ISP programs. These overseas programs are unique to ISP, and they complement the school’s other international exchanges. More programs for students are expected to be launched in the future.


5. Approach Based on Evidence

ISP collaborates closely with teachers and school officials to ensure that lessons are continually focused on helping children improve. ISP’s regional teams assist local schools in developing better learning techniques and tracking outcomes.

An impartial panel of specialists examines the development of schools in the ISP group regularly. All of this information is gathered to establish a rich bank of quantitative and qualitative evidence that all ISP schools can utilize to guide and grow their continuous improvement programs.


In a Nutshell

The purpose and principles of ISP are concluded with the phrase, ‘Our students’ success is our success.’

That is why international, private secondary, and private primary schools are delighted to be a member of ISP—the organization is always working to improve Malaysian schools, teachers, and students.