Norfolk teachers to visit China, France and Norway to discover best practice

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Teachers are preparing for trips to China, Norway and France to learn how to improve education in Norfolk.

Graham Steel, headteacher of Necton Primary School, will be among those visiting China to see its approach to teacher training.

The trip to Norway will have a focus on primary education and the French visit, vocational learning.

All have been organised by Norfolk County Council as part of its to Good and Great programme to improve schools.

Mick Castle, Cabinet Member for Education and Schools at Norfolk County Council, said: “These trips will culminate in an international conference where staff will be able to share what they have learnt so that the best practices can be developed in Norfolk’s schools to support school improvement across the county.

“The three countries are seen as international leaders in these fields and this a key part of our strategy to look beyond Norfolk to ensure the very best education for the county’s children.

“The costs are met with funds we receive for hosting Norwegian students in the county so are also self-sufficient and not met by Norfolk’s taxpayers.”

Norfolk has had a decade-long partnership with Xuhui District in Shanghai, linking schools and students.