Town set to host ministers from India

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EDUCATION ministers from India are visiting schools in Barnsley today as part of a fact-finding mission to learn about the role of Ofsted.

A delegation of 16 people will visit Darton College in the morning and Worsbrough Common Primary School in the afternoon.

The visit has been arranged by Barnsley Council and the British Council. The Indian delegation is in the UK to learn more about school inspection, teacher training and research.

The ministers, who are collectively responsible for the education of more than 500 million pupils in India, asked if they could visit a successful primary and secondary school.

The council’s cabinet spokesman for children, young people and families, Coun Tim Cheetham, said he was delighted to welcome them. “Their visit will provide a good opportunity to highlight the many strengths in our schools.”