Lessons in Online Learning – What can we learn from local experiences of school closures?

  • When:
    Tuesday, 28 April 2020, 5:00pm - 6:20pm
  • Where:
    This is a webinar session, 网络研讨会
  • Price:
    Free of charge for members; RMB 100 for non-members.

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The impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the education sector in China is influenced by the recent policies of employment (including immigration) and quarantine, the massive trend of online learning, etc. BritCham Shanghai Education Committee​ would host an online forum to discuss about the effect of the coronavirus on the international education industry in Shanghai, Zhejiang and Jiangsu Provinces. We would invite school leaders to share how their team made the sudden pivot to entirely online learning as China entered a lockdown. We will review their perspective on how the industry as a whole is coping and what the lasting changes on teaching could be once schools are back in session.


  • 4.45pm – Logging in Zoom 
  • 5.00 – Opening remarks 
  • 5.05 – Speaker and school introductions; Sharing success stories and lessons learned during the eLearning period
  • 5.25 – How schools have addressed the challenges posed by transitioning to eLearning
  • 5.45 – Lessons for the future - what will change? Guidance for schools and educators for the post-Covid-19 educational landscape
  • 6.05 – Q&A 
  • 6.15 – Closing remarks
  • 6.20 - Webinar ends

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Andrew Lancaster (Principal at The British International School Shanghai, Puxi)

Andrew Lancaster

Principal at The British International School Shanghai, Puxi

Andrew has worked at the British International School Shanghai, Puxi for over seven years and has taken the role of Principal at the school in the last academic year. Previously, as Head of Secondary, Andrew has overseen sustained increase in the school’s academic results for IGCSE and IBDP students, enabling two thirds of our BISS Puxi students to reach top 100 Universities worldwide in the last year.

These results have been achieved by adopting Nord Anglia’s ‘Be Ambitious’ philosophy and applying it to the school’s five key pillars; Academic Excellence, STEAM with MIT, Performing Arts with Juilliard, Internationalism and Sports.

Originally from Northamptonshire in England, Andrew has worked in teaching for over twenty-five years. He attended the University of Sheffield, studying Geography as an undergraduate. Andrew then moved to Twickenham to study a PGCE in Geography and History. He began his teaching career at a school in Essex, teaching Geography at all levels. Clck here to know more about Andrew>>

Caroline Taylor (Head of College at Dulwich College Shanghai)

Caroline Taylor

Head of College at Dulwich College Shanghai, Pudong

Caroline Taylor has been an educator for over 30 years. She started her career in the UK and has taught in both UK state and private schools. Caroline has been in international education for the last 20 years and she has taught in schools in Thailand and China. She has been in school leadership for her entire overseas career. Caroline has held positions as diverse as Whole School Assessment Coordinator, Head of Middle School, Deputy Head Academic and Head of Senior School. She has been working with Dulwich College International for the past 10 years and during that time she has held the positions of Deputy Head Academic, Head of Senior School and now Head of College. She has worked in both Beijing and Shanghai.


Kathryn Richardson (Principal at Wellington College International Hangzhou)

Kathryn Richardson

Principal at Wellington College International Hangzhou

Kathryn has been in Education for 21 years. She taught in London schools where she quickly progressed into leadership positions. In September 2014, Kathryn moved to Dubai as a Deputy Head teacher in a British curriculum international school, and in 2016, she was promoted to the Head of Primary at their newly-opened sister school.

Kathryn has a bachelor’s degree in Education, specializing in maths and science. In addition to this, she has a master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Management and is a qualified facilitator for the National Qualifications of Middle and Senior Leadership. Kathryn has a passion for school improvement and strongly believes in making sure every child reaches their true potential. Kathryn has redesigned school curriculums so that they are creative, personalised to each individual, and provide challenge for all.

David Mansfield (Executive Headmaster at Y.K. Pao School)

David Mansfield

Executive Headmaster at Y.K. Pao School

Mr David Mansfield is a Cambridge history graduate who after two headships in the UK, became Headmaster of Dulwich College, Beijing. He is now Executive Headmaster of Shanghai’s Y.K.Pao School, one the leading bilingual Chinese international schools in China.

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This webinar will be conducted via ZOOM. You will receive an email with a ZOOM meeting ID and password one day before the event. Please ensure your email address is valid, and please make sure to check your junk box as well. 

In case of cancellation, please kindly note you must email the BritCham Shanghai Event staff Hilary.Wu@britishchambershanghai.cn before 5 pm, 27 April. Due to the service charges of Event Bank and online payment platforms, we can only partially refund up to 90% of your ticket price and payment will be processed within 14 days after the event via your original payment method. However, it is non-refundable for cancellation request made beyond the above mentioned timeframe.

Event contact

Hilary Wu