Two Globeducate international schools achieved “Highly Commended” recognition at the fourth annual PIEoneers Awards, held on October 2, on a virtual stage for the first time due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
With nominations spanning 30 countries, a judging panel of 38 international education specialists and more than 300 attendees attended the event.
Rome International School achieved Highly Commended recognition as runner up for the Sustainability International Impact award – the first time this category has featured at this event. Agora Sant Cugat International School were also runners up and Highly Commended for Secondary Learning International Impact. This was the first time both schools entered the awards.
Chief Education Officer Daniel Jones said: “With such esteemed education organisations in both categories, we were even more honoured when our two schools were recognised and named as having achieved so much during a very challenging year. At each of these schools, and also our other finalists, Nobel International School Algarve (Progressive Education) and Stonar School (Secondary Learning), phenomenal teams of dedicated and passionate teachers have ensured our students are having the very best educational experience. These are just examples of some of the innovative work going on across the Globeducate network. On behalf of the entire group, I would like to congratulate all four finalists and RIS and Agora Sant Cugat in particular for achieving this global mark of recognition by industry.”
“It has to be said that the calibre and volume of entries were as high as ever in this year’s PIEoneer Awards, and in a year in which international education as we know it was upended, it says a lot about the dedication in our sector and of course, the innovation and commitment to making an impact,” said The PIE’s CEO Amy Baker.