Supporting your accreditation journey

We are delighted to welcome you as an Accredited School of the ICA

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You should have received a letter from Gregory Biggs, Divisional Director of Fieldwork Education, announcing the launch of the ICA, what this means for your accreditation status, and providing new branding. If you have not received this, please let us know

We hope that you will display your ICA logo proudly and share the new branding across your school community. Do get in touch if you require any additional guidance on the use of your new logos or branding.

Core standards

If you are currently in the process of accreditation renewal the Fieldwork Education Improving Learning criteria will be used. For renewal under the ICA, you will be asked to engage in an Accreditation Self-Review based on the ICA three focus areas of quality, the related standards and the defining criteria:

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School administration and operations

The school provides the necessary environment to enable the International Curriculum to be implemented safely and in accordance with the respective regulatory bodies for the school context

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School focus on improving learning for all

The school has shared understandings, definitions and policies to enable the International Curriculum to be implemented to its fullest extent

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Learning and teaching

The school ensures that its pedagogical philosophy, practices and processes are aligned with those of the International Curriculum

Your new benefits

The ICA offers a partnership model to work with you in your continuous drive for the improvement of learning. As your learning partner we offer a range of services, opportunities and preferential rates for ICA Accredited Schools. These include:

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Access and license to use ICA logos and branding

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Dated certificate for the duration of your accreditation

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Free recruitment postings via the International Curriculum Portal

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Preferential rates for any ICA Professional Learning

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One free place at the International Curriculum Conference

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20% discount rate for the International Curriculum Conference

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Invitation to apply to the Strategic Advisory Board of Fieldwork Education

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Invitation to apply to the International Curriculum Steering Committees (IEYC, IPC, IMYC)

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Opportunities to take on International Curriculum trainer and mentor roles


ICA pathway

As an existing accredited school you automatically become an ICA Accredited school. We will ask you to renew your accreditation status at the end of your current validation. ICA Accreditation will be valid for 4 years.

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For general enquiries about the ICA