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Education leaders study best practice at Cambridge Regional College

Education leaders from Brazil visited Cambridge Regional College to look at best practice in leadership, management and STEM education – part of a programme aimed at improving education in their own schools.

Fifty head teachers and principals from across the country took part in the five-day trip organised by the British Council to help them learn more about the English education system.

They visited seven educational establishment in Cambridge and London, from nursery to university level, focusing on best practice in different subject areas, student assessment, and the roles and responsibilities of college leadership.

A group of 27 teachers from Sao Paulo in Brazil looked at progression into vocational careers CRC and studied the college’s Apprenticeship programmes.

Virginia Vasconez, from CRC’s international centre, said the visitors had been very interested in classroom practices and the college’s excellent facilities.

“We were very proud to be chosen to host the visit by teachers from Brazil,” she said. “The delegates were very interested in our systems and teaching practices and will be taking the new ideas and lessons they have learnt throughout the programme back to Brazil to improve the quality of education in their schools.”

The study visit was delivered in partnership with SIEEESP, an organisation which represents more than 10,000 private schools in Brazil.

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