On Tuesday the 2nd October Norton Hill School was once again host to a group of teachers from across Europe as part of the Erasmus+ program. Teachers from Germany and Spain spent the day working with teachers from the English, Science, PE, Geography and History departments with some also spending time working with the senior leadership within the school.
The aim of the day was for teachers on both sides to share expertise and best practice to help improve their schools. They were particularly interested in the way Norton Hill successfully structures its timetable to ensure a broad and exciting timetable.
Feedback from the European teachers was once again extremely positive. They were particularly impressed with the behaviour of our students and the upbeat pace of lessons. The use of IT to support students learning was another area that they were very impressed with. Sophie Davis, lead teacher for international education, said, ‘It is always a great opportunity to share experiences with our counterparts in Europe. I hope that new lesson ideas were created to support our students and those of the schools in Spain and Germany’.
This is another example of the several international opportunities offered as part of its International School Status. Norton Hill is one of only a handful of schools nationally that have achieved and maintained the highest level of this award. Then next year looks to be an exciting one in terms of the international events taking place. There are plans to forge a partnership with a Chinese school whilst maintaining links with schools in Spain, France, the Netherlands and India.