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Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals

Invitation to the 12th Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals in Jiangsu, China 6-11 November 2016

We are delighted to invite you to attend this forum, hosted by our partner Jiangsu Provincial Department of Education and facilitated by Jiangsu Education Services for International Exchange and Taizhou Municipal Bureau of Education.

Who Will Attend

The Forum is designed for principals (or senior leaders) of primary and secondary schools either in partnership with schools in Jiangsu or those intending to find a partner school. The 2016 forum will welcome a total of 200 guests from China and 100 guests from all around the world.

What To Expect

The Forum has been held in different cities around the world for over 10 years with the purpose of establishing links and partnerships, encouraging exchange visits and staff training between schools from Jiangsu and other countries. It offers a platform for principals from Jiangsu and overseas to discuss topics of common interest, to foster sister school relationships, to exchange ideas and experiences of international cooperation of basic education, and to further engage in each other’s international education strategies and forge extensive collaborations.

This year, the theme of the forum will be ‘Education Reforms Targeting Key Competencies’ with the following sub-topics:

  • shared value and forms of key competencies
  • curriculum construction targeting key competencies
  • key competencies and in-depth learning
  • cultivating key competencies in the internet age



Sat 5 Nov 2016  Fly from London to arrive in Nanjing on the next day
(China is 8 hours ahead of GMT)
Sun 6 Nov 2016  Arrive in Nanjing City of Jiangsu Province; later transfer to partner schools’ location 
Mon 7 Nov 2016  Visit local partner schools 
Tue 8 Nov 2016  Cultural activities in partner schools’ local area, later transfer to Taizhou City of Jiangsu Province where the Forum will be held 
Wed 9 Nov 2016   The Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals 
Thu 10 Nov 2016   AM: The Jiangsu International Forum for School Principals
PM: Cultural activities in Taizhou 
Fri 11 Nov 2016   Fly back to London to arrive the same day


All in-Jiangsu costs for Essex participants will be covered by the Jiangsu host, including hotel accommodation, meals, local transportation, registration and local activities within the prescribed dates above.

Each participant will be responsible for their own international flights, Chinese visa and travel insurance.

How To Participate

If you are interested in attending this forum, please register your interest before 27 June 2016 by returning the completed registration form - see Appendix 1. You can also read more information about the forum in Appendix 2.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Zhong or Athena from the Essex - China Educational Links Team:

Ms Zhong Wang
Essex Jiangsu Centre Education Manager
T: 07769 164319

Ms Athena Page
Essex Jiangsu Education Officer
T: 07717 867503