The University of Leeds
The school has a very positive relationship with The University of Leeds who provide training for science technicians at our school and other local schools; provide a venue for some of our sixth form leaders’ training events and send post graduate students and staff to get involved in our innovative extended learning days. Leaders of the university and school speak at events at our partner institutions as the following emails make clear.
Subject: RE: Leeds for Life Awards
Could I possibly ask you to pass on our thanks to Jackie for her involvement in the Leeds for Life Awards Ceremony last night? I hope she enjoyed the evening. Jackie’s speech was absolutely fantastic and we really appreciate the time she took out of her busy schedule to attend the event.
Subject: Thank You for a wonderful presentation and attending our event
Thank you for a wonderful speech and the support given to the Access Academy at our Leeds for Life Awards last night. I have seen many senior staff this morning and all have commented on Jackie’s inspiring speech. It really is great to have partner schools that share our vision and values and are easy to work with.
Thanks again to both of you
Access Academy Manager
Access & Community Engagement
University of Leeds
Our leadership of the Yorkshire Rose Consortium which trains teachers is an extension of our ‘grow our own’ policy by which we ensure that we identify and train teachers whose values match ours and whose talents we are keen to utilise. The consortium works with 4 local Higher Education Institutions (The University of Leeds; Leeds Beckett University, Manchester Metropolitan University and Bradford College) and 4 other local schools.
We have recruited staff in key areas like Science, Maths, English, Modern Languages and Geography. Please click here for more information.
Huddersfield University is our students most popular HE destination and has very powerful links with the school. Many of our sixth formers have pursued the progression module, gaining UCAS points and a guaranteed interview for a degree place at the university. Professor Tim Thornton has been guest of honour and speaker at Celebration Evening and most recently he opened our new Sixth Form Centre.
The College is a School Direct partner. Click here to learn more about the Yorkshire rose Teaching Alliance and how Batley Girls’ High School could be a destination for the start of your teaching career.