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BBEST Newsletter 12.03.2021

Positive Minds program for under 25's

The pandemic has been hard for everyone, especially in regards to mental health and finding work. 15-25 Works Better team are available to help young people into work. They can create a support programme that is unique to each person's needs.

To see how they can help, call 01484 221000 (ask for Works Better) or visit

Fun Activity Packs from National Trust

Find exciting and informative activity packs for children and whole families on National Trust's website:

Explore things to do, games to play and recipes to bake. There's lots to do outdoors and indoors, come rain or shine.

They will be releasing three Easter Adventures Activity Packs. The first one is out now:

Online Courses starting next week

Crosland Moor Community Learning Centre have a number of great FREE courses starting next week. 

 The Digital Jobhunting & Employability course is still available. The first session already took place, but learners can be caught up if they enrol now.


To enrol you can fill out this short expression of interest form:
or call Joanne on 07972 929495

 Census 2021

Sunday 21st March 2021 is the Census Day.


??What is the census?
??What do I need to do?
??Where can I get support completing census?


You can find answers to all these questions, and information in some of our community languages, on our website.



BBEST Schools Direct - Teaching Training




We invite you to apply to join our BBEST Schools Direct programme. If successful you will be allocated to one of our local schools in the Batley and Birstall area where you will benefit from a comprehensive training package ensuring you have the skills to be a highly successful teacher and potential leader of tomorrow.

We are open for recruitment for September 2021 and have a number of unpaid places available.
The period of training is for one year commencing September 2021.

Field Lane Junior, Infant and Nursery School is the lead school for our group of 17 Primary Schools within the BBEST pyramid. In partnership with Kirklees and Calderdale SCITT , our training providers, we are highly committed to providing excellent Initial Teacher Training: four days per week learning as you teach at your host school and one day per week at one of a range of venues across Kirklees on a
comprehensive training course devised by Lead Professionals and agreed with Huddersfield University with whom we are affiliated. You will be supported throughout the process by a trained mentor.

All successful candidates will be offered the opportunity to choose either the QTS route or a PGCE from the University.

The SCITT Programme is a rigorous and practical route leading to the award of QTS. The programme supports trainees to develop a wide range of teaching skills; to reflect on their practice; and to demonstrate, from the evidence of their school and other training experiences, that they meet the requirements of the professional standards for teaching.

To apply for any of our Teacher Training Courses put the following web link:

For further information please contact either Mr Asif Lorgat (Deputy Headteacher) or Mandy Williamson (School Business Manager) at Field Lane J I & N School:


Telephone number: 01924 326378

Contact address: Field Lane JI&N School , Albion Street, Batley, WF17 5AH


 BBEST Vacancies


  • Inclusion Support Worker - Birstall Primary Academy; Closing Date: Wednesday 17th March 2021


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