The Perse becomes a founding member of the Strategic Alliance of Global Educators
The Perse has joined a group of ten elite academic schools from around the world to share best practice, raise standards of educational attainment, and promote cultural understanding through teacher and student exchanges.
The SAGE Partnership will see The Perse working with leading schools in Singapore, Beijing, Shanghai, California and Australia on issues such as Computer Science, the teaching of English and Mandarin in schools, and experiential learning.
Perse Head Ed Elliott, who has recently returned from Singapore and Australia, commented "PISA studies of world educational attainment regularly highlight independent schools in the UK, USA and Australia, along with schools in Singapore, Shanghai and China, as world leaders. It therefore makes sense for such leading schools to share expertise and co-operate on programmes to enhance teaching and learning."
Mr Elliott added, "schools have a duty to prepare pupils for the future, and it is clear that the Asia Pacific region is becoming an economic and cultural power base. It is essential that British students have the opportunity to gain first hand knowledge of the languages and culture of the region through exchanges and shared learning programmes."
The ten founder members of SAGE are:
High School Affiliated to Fudan University (China)
Hwa Chong Institution (Singapore)
Menlo School (California, USA)
Nanyang Girls' High School (Singapore)
RDF2 Xishan School (China)
School of Science and Technology (Singapore)
Scotch College (Melbourne, Australia)
Shanghai No. 3 Girls' High School (China)
The Affiliated High School of Peking University (China)
The Perse School (Cambridge, UK)
More information about SAGE can be found at www.sagesch.org