Tuesday 20 April 2021

Introducing the International Curriculum Association (ICA)

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We are thrilled to be launching our official identity for supporting schools to champion quality, improve learning and unlock potential, the International Curriculum Association (ICA).

The ICA is the new accreditation arm of Fieldwork Education, the provider of the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC), International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC). Having worked with over 1,000 schools in over 90 countries and with more than 30 years of experience, Fieldwork Education has been the leading accrediting body for our international curriculum. With years of experience in the development, production and distribution of international curriculum, our accreditation process has been well established.  

As we move forward and work in even closer collaboration with our learning community, we recognise the need for the rigour and challenge of accreditation to be upheld whilst offering a quality improvement framework that offers more structured support to schools in their accreditation journey. The purpose of the ICA is to guide continuous improvement and to work towards quality curriculum implementation.

We recognised the need for the challenge of accreditation to be upheld whilst offering a quality improvement framework that offers more structured support to schools in their accreditation journey. The ICA mission is to collaborate with, challenge and inspire schools around the world to unlock potential in their implementation of our international curriculum.

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The ICA will work with schools to support both the process of accreditation and the validation of the status. The accreditation process facilitates and is a demonstration of our shared commitment to continuous improvement and quality in curriculum implementation. Accreditation status is a public message that your school meets external standards of quality – it is an assurance to your parents, school community and governing bodies.

There are outward-facing benefits of an externally validated accreditation such as self-regulatory validation for government requirements; competitive advantage in school marketing and promotion; the reassurance of quality to parents and learners. However, the intrinsic value is in the reflective process, informed by evidence, that in turn informs improvement planning, measures progress and identifies achievement.

Fieldwork Education Divisional Director, Gregory Biggs shares his excitement for the ICA unveiling: ‘I am delighted to introduce you to the International Curriculum Association (ICA), established by Fieldwork Education, our formalized identity for the provision of support to schools aimed at improving learning. The ICA represents an exciting new chapter in the journey of our international curriculum and our efforts towards our aim, through the provision of support services to schools, quality assurance processes and recognition and accreditation awards.’

The launch of the ICA is an exciting development for our international community and our international curriculums. If you would like to find out about the ICA please follow the button below. 

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