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Japan Group Tour Programme for UK Head Teachers 2014

As part of the Japan Foundation’s Primary Japanese Campaign to support and encourage primary schools teaching Japanese language, we have invited 20 head teachers to take a study trip to Japan from the 25th October to 1st November on the Japan Group Tour Programme for UK Head Teachers. We are delighted to announce the names of the teachers that will be joining us:

Bowhill Primary School, Devon -                               Lynda Brooks, Headteacher
Brixham Church of England Primary School, Devon -  Melody Easter, Headteacher  
Charlton Manor Primary School, London -                  Timothy Baker, Headteacher  
Coteford Junior School, Middlesex -                           Joanna Martin, Headteacher
Edwinstree Middle School, Hertfordshire -                  Julie Michael, Headteacher
Elburton Primary School Academy, Devon -               David Bradford, Headteacher
Escomb primary School, Durham -                            Wendy Gill, Headteacher
Great Malvern Primary School, Worcestershire -         Robert Bothma, Assistant Headteacher
Grimley and Holt CofE Primary, Worcestershire -        Helen Hoarle, Headteacher
Madley Primary School, Herefordshire -                     Lee Batstone, Headteacher                     Netherthong Primary School, West Yorkshire -           Catherine Jubbs, Headteacher
Prince Rock Primary School, Devon -                         Simon Spry, Headteacher
Southfield Primary School, London -                          Simon Prebble, Headteacher
St Andrew's Primary School, Bath -                           Susan East, Headteacher
St Marks CE Primary, Kent  -                                    Christopher Hollands, Deputy Headteacher
St Mary's School for Girls, Essex -                             Hilary Vipond, Principal
St Saviours Infants, Bath -                                       Edward Harker, Headteacher
Tenbury C.E.Primary School, Worcestershire -            Jill Grant, Headteacher
The Octagon AP Academy, London -                          Angela Tempany, Head of School
Tollgate Primary School, Suffolk -                             Alison Earl, Headteacher
The programme will include Japanese cultural experiences to help deepen their understanding of Japan, as well as a visits to Japanese schools in Tokyo and Kyoto to observe the Japanese education system first-hand. It will also provide an excellent opportunity to network with teachers in Japan, as well as with other head teachers in the UK whose schools are enthusiastic about Japanese.