Mastery of Mathematics in China
On behalf of Kensington Wade, Quintessentially Education invites you to Mastery of Mathematics in China. A talk with Dr. Debbie Morgan on the teaching of mathematics in China.
Kensington Wade, the first English Chinese prep school in Western Europe to launch in Kensington in September, is delighted to invite all Quintessentially members to a series of talks, given by experts in their field.
The school will be the first of its kind and has been founded by the late independent school expert, Adrian Richardson, founder principal of the Cothill Trust, together with Professor Hugo de Burgh, a leading authority on China and cultural relations between China and the UK. Jo Wallace, Head of Putney High Junior School GDST, has taken up the appointment of Head Mistress.
Jo Wallace said: “I have been a teacher and a Head Mistress in the English education system for years and believe that leaders in education must look to the future to ensure that what they offer is fit-for-purpose. We all know how China is developing and the energy and enterprise emanating from present day China is palpable. In future, the advantage will be held by those who can interact with the Chinese in their own tongue and that is what Kensington Wade provides – a thorough grounding in Chinese, alongside the very best English independent school education. Chinese can, of course, be learnt as a foreign language, but this is a long and arduous process. The most effective way to learn a new language is to absorb it as naturally as the first and as young as possible”.
Hugo de Burgh said, “Learning Chinese opened another world to me, enriching my life and giving me opportunities I would never otherwise have had. Now I want the next generation to have the same, only earlier. I am delighted to be opening the first immersion dual language English Chinese school in Western Europe and to be able to offer children the opportunity to be educated in two wonderful cultures and education systems. We will instil in our pupils a thirst for enterprise, initiative and creativity balanced with academic excellence, social skills and high cultural empathy”.
The desire to open a school of this kind has been founded on the belief that future generations of British opinion formers and decision makers will benefit greatly from learning Chinese at an early age and therefore be able to operate in a world in which Chinese will continue to have a strong influence on business, politics and international affairs.
Kensington Wade will offer an immersive bilingual education from ages 3 to 11 with a curriculum informed by the successes of both English and Chinese educational cultures. Pupils will be qualified for either the leading British independent schools or the Chinese school system. The school will not only offer dual language education, but also immerse the children in Chinese culture; for example martial arts as part of the sports programme, calligraphy as part of the arts programme and ‘maths mastery’ in the academic mix.
Kensington Wade will be the first school in what is expected to become a global movement to develop a new exemplar for the education of young children. With a rigorous academic start and entry into the best senior schools, Kensington Wade alumni will be on track to go to those leading international institutions that provide the best future opportunities.
The school will be based in a brand new, state of the art building on Kensington High Street with a 685sq m. sports hall, unusual for such a central London location and a roof top terrace garden for the playground.
Admission is free of charge.
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