Belgium Trainee Teachers Visit Invicta
On Tuesday, 10 May over 50 student-teachers and staff from Odisee University in Belgium spent the day at Invicta and Valley Park Schools, teaching and observing lessons. This was a fantastic opportunity for them to gain an experience of the English Educational System and was the fifth year of collaboration between the three schools.
Our students enjoyed giving the guests a tour of the schools, as well as being taught by a different teacher for some lessons. It was an excellent experience and they were able to benefit from some very engaging sessions.
There was also an opportunity for the Belgium trainee teachers to meet members of our staff and compare teacher training experiences with their counterparts, who are training to teach with Canterbury Christ Church University.
It was a very successful day for all parties. Ms Berlinde De Meyer, Head of Placements from Odisee University, remarked on how the group was always made to feel very welcome. She thanked staff from both schools, particularly Miss Dixon (Invicta) and Ms Smith (Valley Park), who put the programme together. A date for next year’s visit has already been put in the calendar.