Senior representatives from schools in India have gained an insight into the secrets of Barnsley College’s success.

The group of principals and managers from 17 schools across India received an in-depth view into the college’s approach to teaching and learning during their visit.

The group attended presentations by college senior managers on the college’s leadership model; sports coaching and development; and the issues and effects of ill health and the advantages of promoting good health and wellbeing.

The visit was part of a leadership course organised by Education and Health International (EHI), an organisation which aims to bring a change in the conventional education and healthcare practices with a vision of creating a comprehensive learning environment that promotes academic excellence.

Bob Greenwood, International Programmes Director at the college, said: “We were delighted to host the visit and honoured to be involved in assisting EHI with the development of education and health care in India. This link is timely given the UN Global Initiative which includes education and health. We would welcome the opportunity to be of further assistance in helping EHI achieve their goals.”

Anju Mehta, President and Founder of EHI, added: “Our leadership course enables principals and managers from schools based in different parts of India to learn about various leadership styles. Visiting Barnsley College allowed the group to understand the British way of teaching and the focus on quality improvement for which the college is famous.”

For more information on Barnsley College, call 01226 216 123 or email info@barnsley.ac.uk.

Last updated: 30th September 2015

Originally posted on: 30th September 2015