IPSEF Newsletter

IPSEF Asia moves to Shanghai

Welcome to the first IPSEF newsletter of 2018. This edition gives a taste of some of the themes currently driving the private and international school sector in China, which will be reflected in the IPSEF conference programme in Shanghai from 23-26th April.

The conference will be held on 24-25th, with school visits on 23rd and 26th. There are also workshops, one-to-one meetings with our key partners, a networking reception and an exhibition. Importantly, to launch our first newsletter and celebrate Chinese New Year we have a time limited promotion – see below.

Book your place at IPSEF Asia at the special Chinese New Year promotional rate and Save £100 on the full 4 day ticket (other tickets available from just £450)

Must end 1st March!

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British Educational Suppliers Association

BESA is dedicated to showcasing the world-leading educational products and services provided by British educational suppliers, and providing support and advice to its members, the industry and to schools looking for the best resources and services

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New approach to education as “children’s museum” unveiled

Comprising four floors, the spaces are being transformed into a range of learning spaces, both a mixture of traditional classrooms and activity areas resembling a museum gallery style

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How DIT Education can help

Education is a crucial dimension in the UK’s relationship with China. During President Xi Jinping’s State Visit to the UK in 2015, the UK and China signed a Joint Statement which included a commitment to develop our relationship and links in education.

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RECRUITMENT: Worldteachers Recruitment now in Asia

Throughout 2017, Worldteachers has been researching and developing the market in Asia and has recently set up a subsidiary in Hong Kong, run by Brian Mclean. Brian has many years’ experience working in China and has a background in international marketing in the education sector. “I have been working closely with some key local partners who are supporting our ambitious growth plans in China and the rest of Asia.

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True cloud-based School Information Management now available for schools

“There has been a big gap in the education market for true cloud-based technology,” says Emma Goodwin, CEO at WCBS. “This is next generation software and there’s been huge demand from schools for this so that they can focus their investment on teaching and learning rather than out-dated IT infrastructure. It’s a significant step-change in school information management functionality and service support for them, and WCBS is thrilled to be leading that change.”

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EARLY YEARS: Leading English Early Years Provider Now in China

As the leading English provider of Early Years CPD, Early Excellence are relishing the opportunity to explore working with Kindergartens and International ECE in China. Having recently developed an international team, our focus will be to introduce ourselves and raise the profile and understanding of our organisation.

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A New Model

After four years of planning and development, Dipont Education will open two new K-12 schools in September 2018: Nanwai King’s College School in Wuxi and RDFZ King’s College School in Hangzhou. Developed in partnership with the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon and two of China’s most successful schools (Nanjing Foreign Language School and The High School Affiliated to Renmin University), these developments provide a new model for internationalised private education in China.

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School development in China continues to improve for foreign partners

Arlo Kipfer, Business Development Manager at ISC Research reported that significant school development in China is anticipated as international education opportunities for school investors and Chinese families open up. Recent amendments to China’s private education law mean that, if structured properly, investors can now obtain proceeds from for-profit schools outside the compulsory teaching phase, in addition to being able to set tuition fees without government approval.

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The Cost of International Health Insurance around the World from Pacific Prime

Download the Cost of Health Insurance Report and free guides

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Top Tips for Designing Learning Spaces from Furnware

We’re out and about in classrooms every day, helping schools create the best learning spaces imaginable. We’ve learned a lot along the way so here are a few key insights from our team, to add value to your own planning.

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New state of the art school being built for Shenwai Longgang International School

Neil Bunting, Founding Head of Shenwai Longgang International School (SLIS) shared with us details about a new school being built.... SLIS is currently on a temporary site, while a brand new state-of-the-art campus is being built for opening in 2019. SLIS is a candidate school for the PYP, and our eventual aim is to be an IB Continuum school located in the heart of high technology.

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Feb / 02 / 2018

New state of the art school being built for Shenwai Longgang International School


Neil Bunting, Founding Head of Shenwai Longgang International School (SLIS) shared with us details about a new school being built.... SLIS is currently on a temporary site, while a brand new state-of-the-art campus is being built for opening in 2019. SLIS is a candidate school for the PYP, and our eventual aim is to be an IB Continuum school located in the heart of high technology.

Feb / 01 / 2018

Top Tips for Designing Learning Spaces from Furnware


We’re out and about in classrooms every day, helping schools create the best learning spaces imaginable. We’ve learned a lot along the way so here are a few key insights from our team, to add value to your own planning.

Feb / 01 / 2018

School development in China continues to improve for foreign partners


Arlo Kipfer, Business Development Manager at ISC Research reported that significant school development in China is anticipated as international education opportunities for school investors and Chinese families open up. Recent amendments to China’s private education law mean that, if structured properly, investors can now obtain proceeds from for-profit schools outside the compulsory teaching phase, in addition to being able to set tuition fees without government approval.

Feb / 01 / 2018

A New Model


After four years of planning and development, Dipont Education will open two new K-12 schools in September 2018: Nanwai King’s College School in Wuxi and RDFZ King’s College School in Hangzhou. Developed in partnership with the prestigious King’s College School, Wimbledon and two of China’s most successful schools (Nanjing Foreign Language School and The High School Affiliated to Renmin University), these developments provide a new model for internationalised private education in China.

Feb / 01 / 2018

EARLY YEARS: Leading English Early Years Provider Now in China


As the leading English provider of Early Years CPD, Early Excellence are relishing the opportunity to explore working with Kindergartens and International ECE in China. Having recently developed an international team, our focus will be to introduce ourselves and raise the profile and understanding of our organisation.