Education leaders from China visit Ormiston Six Villages Academy

Ormiston Six Villages Academy was delighted to welcome 24 education leaders from the Beijing Xicheng District in China to the academy.

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With the visit organised by the nearby University of Chichester, the group were particularly interested to find out how schools are managed in the UK.

The academy were keen to open up their secondary school to the group of education leaders for them to find out more.

During their time on site, the visitors were given a personal tour of the campus from team members and visited lessons across all subject areas with Year 9 students.

They also spent time with the academy’s new Principal Paul Slaughter, who delivered a presentation, followed by a series of interesting and productive discussions with senior leaders Mrs Sheldrake, Mr Case and Mr Marsh.

The academy’s visitors also had the opportunity to take part in a personal Q&A session with Mr Slaughter before gathering to pose for a group photograph in the courtyard.

The Chinese continent remarked on how impressed they were with the academy and gave a football shirt to the academy as a very special thank-you gift.

Paul Slaughter, Principal of Ormiston Six Villages Academy, said:

"We were thrilled to welcome the Chinese contingent of brilliant education leaders to Six Villages We hope they learned a lot more about what UK schools are like, and what our fantastic academy specifically has to offer.

"The visit was a great success and we’ve received positive feedback from the visitors and the University of Chichester. “I would like to say a big thank-you to our Year 9 students who proved to be excellent hosts and ambassadors for our academy."