UK government education delegation visits Cambridge House
On 11th May Cambridge House was visited by a British Government Education delegation, led by Mr Robin Walker, Minister of State for School Standards, and with the participation of Mark Howard, Director of the British Council in Spain, Mr Ian Bauckham, CEO of Ofqual and Harriette Cradock, SPS, among other personalities. They were welcomed by Carolina Rodríguez Inciarte, CEO of Globeducate in Spain, Concha Cruz and Steve Kirby, Whole School Leaders at Cambridge House, and Mariló Ortiz, School Manager.
The British delegation had the opportunity to tour the school’s facilities and discover first-hand how a British school works outside the UK. From Early Years to Sixth Form, the delegation shared moments of learning with the younger children, but also visited the laboratories, art and performing arts classrooms.
They were accompanied at all times by two Primary and two Secondary pupils. As well as watching groups of pupils at work, they exchanged impressions of the British education system, the breadth of the curriculum and the number of languages taught at Cambridge House. As our students shared their impressions, the Minister was amazed by the level, quality and oral fluency of our students, which he compared to that of a native speaker.
For her part, the CEO of Globeducate, Carolina Rodríguez Inciarte, highlighted how enriching the visit was, as she was able to exchange points of view on educational priorities for the coming years. “It has been an honour for us to welcome Minister Robin Walker and members of his team to our school. We were able to share with them the challenges that all schools are facing during the pandemic and the new projects we are developing,” he added.
Following the visit, the British delegation headed to the International Summit on the Teaching Profession, which brings together Ministers, Deputy Ministers and Secretaries of State for Education from 16 OECD countries.