At SIAL.school we recognise the importance of a trusted network and we are proud to have built and developed several collaborations with public, private and community partners over the years.
The Italian Institutions
The main objective of SIAL.school is to create an Italian school which is fully integrated with the British context in which it operates. We work in partnership with all the Italian institutions in London, which also actively participate in our school life and development, from H.E. the Italian Ambassador, who is one of the Patrons of the Charity that runs the school, to the Italian Cultural Institute and the Consulate General of Italy, and especially its Educational Department, who support us in the implementation of the Italian side of our curriculum.
Our local community
Being a bi-lingual, bi-curricular school, it is fundamental for us to build a positive relationship with our local community to create a bridge between the Italian community and the context within which we live and operate.
We work very closely with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, which helps to foster the development of our school and supports us in the implementation of the English side of our curriculum through the Local Education Authority.
We also involve the local community in our school life, by organising outings to local facilities, i.e. the Fire Station, or by inviting key people of the local community, i.e. police officers, the Mayor of the Council and our local MP to visit the school to talk to the children.
Promoting the Italian language and culture in the UK
SIAL.school is also proud to engage and work in partnership with our friends and partners who share our vision of promoting the Italian language and culture in the UK:
Our school networks
We are delighted to share with you that our bilingual school is part of multiple school networks worldwide promoting the dissemination of good practice and supporting innovation.
BEA Bilingual Education Alliance
We are delighted to announce that we are members of the Bilingual Education Alliance (BEA), an alliance of leaders of bilingual schools as well as academics, policy makers, parents and others who share our vision of supporting and promoting the growing movement of bilingual schools in England.
The Italian network of educational institutions in the world
Our bilingual school is proudly part of the Italian network of educational institutions in the world (Sistema della Formazione Italiana nel Mondo).
State-authorized schools (“scuole paritarie”) are schools managed by entities other than the State, which undertake to help achieve the educational purposes assigned to them by the Italian Constitution and are recognised by the State as having the same status as state schools. There are 43 Italian state-authorized private schools abroad. Found on all continents, they engage more than 16,000 pupils and help promote the Italian language and culture according to foreign policy guidelines.
The UNESCO Associated Schools Network
The school has also been a member of the UNESCO Associated Schools Network since the academic year 2017/2018. The UNESCO Associated Schools is a global network of schools which work in support of international understanding, peace, intercultural dialogue, sustainable development and quality education in practice. It links 11,500 educational institutions in 182 countries with a common goal: to build the defences of peace in the minds of children and young people. The UNESCO Associated Schools Network is recognized as an effective tool for reaching target 4.7 on Global Citizenship Education (GCED) and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) of Sustainable Development Goal 4 – Education 2030.
We are committed to provide parents and carers with useful and practical advice, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with our School Office: they will be happy to answer any questions you may have.