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Principals' Welcome

Principals' Welcome

  • 01

    Mr. Xie Yingping

    - Honorary Principal Shanghai Concord

    exploring the Best of Both Worlds

    As the first Honorary Principal of Shanghai Concord, I have focused on thinking about our mission. That is, what is the outstanding feature that we are looking for in establishing a premier bilingual school? My answer is that we are aiming to combine the very best of the Chinese education system, with that of the UK.

    The first question we must consider is whether we only focus on achieving excellent grades, like many other schools do, or whether we concentrate on delivering a well-rounded education to our students. The answer can be found in Shanghai Concord’s motto, which is to develop students who "Strive for excellence in all we do and in all that we are". Our school's management team and teachers must clearly understand this as the core principle which drives our direction and goal and which will shape our education system, the students’ dynamics as well as our values.

    Secondly, how do we create a balance between the solid academic foundation required by the Chinese education system and the creativity encouraged by the western system? Living in a century where the innovation of new technology is constant, it is obviously not enough to learn only what is in the textbook. Our students need the space and time to explore a broader curriculum and it is this wider platform that we shall provide. We will focus on developing their skills, commitment and also, their passion for study so that the education we provide is beneficial for their whole lifetime.

    In addition, we aim to develop a new approach in which it is possible to have different combinations of topics and subjects, which keeps pace with modern development. Use of the internet as means of teaching will be encouraged, so that learning is not restricted to within lessons. We intend to encourage close communication between teachers and students, so that teachers know each student better and can address individual needs effectively.

    Last but not least, as a bilingual school, we will introduce this forward looking approach to education combined with the well-established and successful programme from the UK. under the premise that this is encouraged by our government. I believe that such cooperation should promote new ideas and experience which will consequently promote the on-going development of the Chinese education system and China’s aim of building a community of shared future of Mankind.

    Above are my expectations of Shanghai Concord. A road of a thousand miles begins with one step. Let us put every effort into this journey to make Concord shine!

    Mr.Xie Yingping

  • 02

    Mr. Neil Hawkins

    - Principal Concord College UK

    concord College is a very special place. As England’s premier international school, it is a school in which young people can flourish, find confidence and a sense of self-worth whilst achieving the very highest academic standards.

    Parents can also be assured that Concord’s secure and beautiful rural campus is a safe and healthy place for any child to grow. Concord is also a warm, calm and friendly community in which values of trust and decency are shared between staff and students in a mature atmosphere of mutual respect. If you have a chance to visit, you will see a lot of smiling faces.

    academically, the results speak for themselves. Not only do Concord students produce astonishing IGCSE and A level performances, but they also go on to attend top universities in the UK and around the world. Concord is annually ranked extremely highly in UK school league tables and has been rated ‘exceptional’ by the UK’s Independent Schools Inspectorate (2013).

    'When you join Concord, you are not just joining us for a few years: you are joining the Concord community that stretches around the globe and across the generations. We are therefore delighted to be able to extend this sense of family, by sharing our expertise and experience with Shanghai Concord Bilingual School. We look forward to working closely with them in the years ahead and seeing the good name of Concord in the heart of Shanghai'

    Mr. Neil Hawkins

  • 03

    Mrs. Rachel Borland

    - Executive Principal Shanghai Concord 

    SCBS is my fifth school Headship, so I bring with me a vast wealth of experience, specifically in leading Chinese students. My previous post was as Principal of a large urban boarding school in London, with a high proportion of Chinese students. Prior to that I led international schools around the world, with experience in the UK University sector too.

    I am delighted to be here in Shanghai; a city of huge talent and diversity. We are fortunate at SBCS to have partnered with Concord College UK, where we take our core values of harmony, trust and decency, at the cornerstone of all that we believe in. Concord College UK has a long history of producing top exam results and progressing students onto Oxbridge and Russell Group Universities. Here in Shanghai we aim for only the very best and most prestigious Higher Educational providers.

    Do come and visit us, to experience for yourself our friendly, warm and purposeful school.

    Mrs. Rachel Borland

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