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Teacher Training Exchange 2015


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Tresham’s Principal, Stuart Wesselby, has welcomed visitors from Shanghai Commercial School, China as part of the international teacher training scheme set up last year to share best practice this month.


The visitors from Shanghai included the Commercial School’s Deputy Principal for Learning; Hongxu Zhang, Director of Principal Office/ Foreign Affair Office; Jianying Cao and four Accounting tutors. The group arrived on August 2nd for a 12 day visit which consisted of tours of Tresham’s campuses, discussions with the college leadership group and tutors to share best practice about effective teaching strategies, using ILT (Information and Learning Technology) in lessons and how the college conducts teaching and learning assessments.


As well as discussing the ways the two colleges can work together to improve teaching and learning by working in collaboration and maximising opportunities for staff and student exchanges in the near future the visitors enjoyed a variety of sightseeing trips organised by Tresham to London, Stamford, Cambridge and Boughton House in Kettering, Northamptonshire.


The focus for the visit was around the provision of Accounting, where Tresham offers training from GCSE level up to degree study.


A presentation ceremony concluded the visit on Wednesday 12th August which saw Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham present a small gift and certificates for the visitors to take back with them to Shanghai Commercial School.


Hongxu Zhang, Deputy Principal for Teaching at Shanghai Commercial School said:

“I am happy to be working in collaboration with Tresham to develop the AAT offer. I would like to thank our hosts for arranging our visits across the sites and tours of London and other cities. I have been touched by the culture in the UK and the kindness of people we have met. Thank you.”


Stuart Wesselby, Principal at Tresham College of Further and Higher Education commented:

“We are very pleased to have welcomed our second group of visitors as part of the teacher training exchange programme that we set up last November with the Shanghai Commercial School. Working in collaboration like this enables staff at Tresham to gain an insight into how the education system works in other countries and share the best practice between us so we can continually improve our students learning experience.”


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