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)