Richard and Vicky head to Finnish-ing School

A headteacher and deputy headteacher from a Vale of Clwyd Federation are due to visit Finland later this month as part of a 16 strong delegation from Wales on a fact finding mission – to learn about Finland's world renowned education system.

Richard Monteiro, head of Federated schools Ysgol Bryn Clwyd and Ysgol Gellifor along with his deputy Vicky Lyon will be visiting the Kuopio region as part of the ‘Top of the League’ Erasmus Plus project, a visit that is being funded through the European Union.

All 16 teachers from Wales will spend five days visiting five different schools, seeing first hand the educational practises prominent in Finnish schools and to experience the responsibility and autonomy given to teachers under the Finnish educational system.

Richard said: “This is a great opportunity to meet with Finnish teachers and headteachers to compare ways of working between our two countries.

“The country has a strong reputation for its excellent education system.  We want to see these policies in practise with the hope that aspects of the Finnish ethos towards education can be implemented in Wales. Vicky and I  feel honoured to be given this opportunity, being the only teachers from North Wales taking part in the trip we are looking forward to sharing our findings with colleagues in Denbighshire, as well as our North Wales colleagues.

Posted on Wednesday 16th May 2018