Brentford School for Girls prides itself on being at the heart of the local community and we work with a number of local primary schools on a variety of projects including mathematics, science and art. We contribute to local events whenever possible.
In 2014, students from Brentford completed a two-year exchange programme with counterparts from France and Sweden, working together on an anti-xenophobia project which has been published online. We also ran an international project in India last academic year, staff and students visited Amritsar to see schools and to carry out voluntary work at an Eye Camp in the Punjab. Fundraising towards causes in India are an ongoing commitment and we hope to continue. We have been recognised for our international work by the British Council and reaccredited for the the International Schools Award.
In 2015-16 we took on the mantle of becoming the Global Learning Programme Expert Centre for West London, a national scheme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) and supported and partnered by Oxfam, Pearsons and a range of globally minded organisation. This is a pivotal role leading a network of 17 schools both Primary and Secondary across three London Boroughs providing professional development for teacher and other staff in global learning and development education. This year we are planning a student and staff conference on humans rights, gender and poverty and globalisation.