Shanghai special

24 October 2017

In late October 2017, General Secretary Geoff Barton was invited to Shanghai as a guest of the Pudong Education Bureau. The context was a celebration of global education with headteachers, education officials and business leaders, with Geoff as keynote speaker. The event was also arranged to showcase the work of Yangjing-Juyan Experimental School, visited by Justine Greening last year because of its reputation for innovation. It is a school Geoff has known for 11 years from a partnership between it and King Edward VI School in Suffolk.

In the podcast Geoff talks to:

  • Theresa Zhou, Senior Teacher, about Shangha’s increased emphasis on arts education

  • Sam Vernon, Year 10 student from the UK, about his experience of a Shanghai Maths lesson

  • Wendy Wang, Headteacher of Yangjing-Juyan Experimental School, about being a senior leader in Shanghai (the English translator here is Theresa)

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