The Academy has been fortunate enough to host visiting English teachers and Headteachers from the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang Province, China in recent days, who are visiting the UK in a partnership with the University of Chichester.
Both groups of visitors, accompanied by David Smith from the University, were given tours of the Academy by our Student Ambassadors, as well as meeting with the Principal, Ms Sharif, for a question and answer session.
Y9 students Josh McClelland, Holly Thompson, Sam Davies and Felicity Long, who conducted tours of the Academy for the English teachers, were also presented with beautiful gifts in recognition of their hospitality and helpfulness.
The group of 15 English teachers are gaining the professional knowledge and practical skills needed to enable them to teach English according to the requirements specified in the New English Curriculum in China.
The 18 visiting Headteachers are taking part in a three-week programme at the University in which they visit five West Sussex schools to learn about school improvement strategies, quality assurance and leadership and management in relation to their schools.
Mrs T Clayton, Marketing & Communications
Posted 8 November 2016