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Taith offers staff and pupils at Welsh schools the opportunity to participate in transformative and life changing international exchanges all over the world. 

International partnerships help teachers and school staff bring an international perspective to the school and curriculum and give pupils the opportunity to learn new skills and experience new cultures and languages.

I am applying for international courses at university and this trip inspired me to want to learn more languages, explore more countries… It makes you stand out from other students. It is such an amazing opportunity.

Sevin, Year 13, pupil at Ysgol Dinas Brân, Llangollen on her Taith-funded mobility to Turkey

Why participate? 

International work is shown to have positive impacts on pupils’ personal and learning outcomes and employability, particularly those participants from disadvantaged backgrounds. International mobilities enable pupils to develop knowledge and skills and to experience new cultures and languages, whilst simultaneously promoting Welsh language and culture throughout the world. Pupils return with increased confidence, independence and motivation to learn.   

Taith is committed to improving access to international activities for people with disabilities, additional learning needs, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. Additional financial support is available for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds and for participants, including staff, with additional learning needs and disabilities 

International mobilities link directly to the four purposes of the new curriculum for Wales. Through working in partnerships all over the world teachers develop new ideas and ways of teaching and discover new resources and tools to bring back to the classroom to enrich the learning of their pupils and to develop the new curriculum for Wales. Opportunities are also available to non-teaching staff to collaborate internationally, facilitating best practice, knowledge exchange, career development and professional development. 

We would definitely recommend applying for Taith funding as the impact it is has had on us as teachers, children, school and the community has been more than we expected.

Mr Jones, teacher at Ysgol Penrhyn Dewi in St Davids, on the School’s Taith-funded mobility to Lesotho

Who can apply?

  • Any school funded or maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales, providing general or vocational education to pupils aged 4 – 19 years and inspected by ESTYN; 
  • Any independent school where all pupils are admitted via referral by a local authority, social worker, or relevant charity, and which operates in Wales, providing education to children and young people aged 4 – 19
  • Any of the 22 Welsh local authorities;
  • Any of the 4 Regional Education Consortia;
  • A consortium which comprises a single lead organisation applying on behalf of two or more organisations in the field of school education. The consortium must include at least one named school, funded and maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales, and may also include local or regional authorities, school coordinating bodies or a social enterprise or other organisations with a role in the field of school education. All members of the consortium must be regulated or registered in, and operating from, Wales, and any schools in the consortium must be funded or maintained by a local authority and registered in, and operating from, Wales.
Who can take part?  
  • All pupils aged 4 – 19, enrolled at a school in Wales as defined in the ‘Who can apply’ section above
  • Teaching and non teaching staff, school leaders and other experts working in the field of school education in Wales (for example staff working for an education consortium or local authority) 
This document relates specifically to the Taith Pathway 1 (2024) funding call for the Schools sector and will be subject to change for the next funding call:
Pathway 1 2024 Guide - Schools
The Taith Programme Guide guide is for organisations and individuals to discover more about Taith, how the programme works and who is eligible to apply for, and receive, funding:
Taith Programme Guide 2024
If you are interested in finding out more about Taith and our funding opportunities, please contact us and a member of the team will be in touch
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If you would like support with finding an international partner school the British Council can help. Please see their website for a range of resources and to search the free Partner Finder database: 
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