The Department for International Trade visit Shireland Collegiate Academy

Minister for Exports Graham Stuart saw first-hand how EdTech is supporting young learners during his visit to Shireland Collegiate Academy in Sandwell to explore the school’s digital offer. The Academy has developed eduu.school, the first fully-mapped thematic curriculum that integrates wellbeing, in collaboration with GLUU.

Minister for Exports Graham Stuart MP, said:

“With education exports reaching £23.3 billion in 2018, I’m proud to lead the Department for International Trade’s education work, which has become all the more important during the pandemic.

The UK offers world-class education, a global reputation and a strong presence in international markets with education exports, such as EdTech. British education is in demand around the world. Be it for skills training in Vietnam, Higher Education in Brazil or English Language Training in Japan, DIT provides a range of support options for education providers looking to expand internationally.

It was great to see British innovation at play at Shireland and I look forward to working with EdTech businesses to ensure the UK’s world-renowned education industry builds back better by exporting our brilliant goods, services, skills and innovation across the globe.”

Our Chief Executive Officer Christine Major said:

“This event has been a powerful example of what can be achieved when schools and industry collaborate in shared goal partnerships to create and scale authentic solutions that can transfer directly from British to international classrooms. Education exports are far more than selling products, it’s about sharing classroom practice and creating a truly Great British education experience globally.”

At the end of the day, Christine reflected, “What a pleasure to particulate in the event today. Many thanks to the team at the Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust, the brilliant students and to all those who attended – what a superb day!”

Rumour has it that the visitors were treated to an entirely authentic historical classroom experience (although for new eduu.school users we have to state that gowns and canes are not necessarily a requirement!)

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