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International Connections

Last week, Batley Girls’ High School was delighted to host an Erasmus visit welcoming teachers from Greece, Norway, Portugal and Spain to our family of schools. The visit included an opening reception with different stakeholders from our community, visits to our family of schools, plus an opportunity to explore the wider area of West Yorkshire, providing a culturally rich experience.


The project has seen 18 months of meticulous planning and preparation by the brilliant Emma Rodrigues, and has had a few postponements due to the pandemic. The focus of the Erasmus initiative is student and staff wellbeing from a strategic to a practical level, which explores the sharing of best practice across all the European partners.


This visit was just one small part of the project; securing links now and for the future. As part of this initiative, each country is creating a suite of materials, which will be trialled and eventually shared across Europe so it really is a trailblazing project. Our aim across our Trust family of schools is to provide a great education and this doesn't just happen in the classroom environment. We aim to develop well-rounded individuals and projects such as this helps our young people to see a world where difference is valued and celebrated.