Overseas School Leadership Delegations

“China was amazing. More than I could have imagined. Such a brilliant experience, both on a personal and professional level. I cannot thank you and the team enough.

– Ella Capaldi

Head of School, Park Community School

Education Conferences - China

Since 2016, a bi-annual China-UK Education Leadership Forum has been held in conjunction with government departments and School Leaders. Previous locations include Shanghai, Nanjing, Shenzhen and Fuzhou.

Our Forums offer a once-in-a-lifetime professional development opportunity to join an international educator conference, facilitating networking, collaboration and innovation with Chinese Headteachers and Government Officials. 

Read about the 2019 Forum here and see the March 2024 itinerary here. Hear from previous delegates below.

Following the Forum, school campus visits, networking events and Leadership meetings are balanced with the opportunity to explore this fascinating culture via sightseeing tours, cultural activities, and tasting local delicacies! 

Many UK schools use GSE Credits to fully fund attendance, inclusive of flights and all transport, accommodation and conference activities in China.

Register for more information about our fully-funded 2024 conferences.

Support the professional development of teachers & school leaders

Promotes the use of new technologies and innovative teaching methods

Support sharing best practices in teaching and school development

Gain a first-hand comparative perspective

Example Schedule

Photo credit: CEO of the Mountbatten School Heather Mcllroy & Headteacher Andrew Portas visit Wuxi Foreign Language School (2023)

Year-round Delegations

For SLT who prefer a more flexible approach or wish to spend time at their Sister-School, a bespoke itineraries operate year-round, and the location, schedule and duration can be tailored to your goals.

Delegations blend meetings with local School Leaders and Education Officials, school visits and networking dinners, with sightseeing tours and cultural immersion.

Leadership Delegations currently operate in China and India.

“There are too many highlights to mention. To be honest with you, it was one l-o-n-g highlight! The sequencing of the visits was superb; the people we met were lovely without exception”

– Heather Mcllroy

CEO of The Mountbatten School

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Leadership Delegations

For SLT who prefer a more flexible approach or wish to spend time at their Sister-School, a typical leadership delegation operates for 4-5 days, and the itinerary and location can be tailored to your goals.

Delegations blend meetings with local School Leaders and Education Officials, school visits and networking dinners, with sightseeing tours and cultural immersion.

Leadership Delegations currently operate in China and India.

“There are too many highlights to mention. To be honest with you, it was one l-o-n-g highlight! The sequencing of the visits was superb; the people we met were lovely without exception”

Heather Mcllroy, CEO of The Mountbatten School

Photo credit: CEO of the Mountbatten School Heather Mcllroy & Headteacher Andrew Portas visit Wuxi Foreign Language School (2023)