Education in China and across the globe is changing, reflecting economic, social and technological transformations. The education sector in China is developing at a rate that far exceeds that of any other nation. In such a climate, educators have a deep responsibility to ensure that the educational offer meets the needs of pupils and helps prepare them for life beyond their time as students.

The Institute of Learning has been established to provide professional learning solutions that empower educators and leaders to deliver an education that is at the forefront of innovation and development. Our aim is to establish a professional learning community that drives forward all aspects of education through high impact training and development.

As a passionate team of educators, we are committed to contributing to and helping shape the development of education across China.

 

Ahmed Hussain

Senior Director of Academics

Vision and Mission

Vision

Shape education across China through high impact professional learning

Mission

• Empower educators and leaders to shape education that prepares pupils for success
• Rigorous, research-based professional learning programmes designed for impact


The Institute of Learning offers training and development solutions to the education sector in China and beyond to:
• Meet the needs of the growing WCC/Hui Li group
• Educators from private/bilingual and international schools
• Supplement existing training programmes for teachers and leaders in the public-school sector


Professional learning and training opportunities will be offered through:
• Bespoke consultancy, training and development provision for a school or school group
• Conference and workshops


Institute of Learning programmes are:
• Research-based
• Designed to allow participants to be reflective and critical practitioners
• Coherent and integrated to allow development and growth
• Structured to deliver impact
• Personalised and tailored to institutional need
• Delivered by an expert team of institute staff or our outstanding partners


The training and development programmes or modules on offer are organised into the following categories:
• Certified teacher training
• Leadership
• Pedagogy and practice for teachers
• Teaching assistant programmes
• Non-academic leadership programmes

Meet the team

Dr Ahmed Hussain

Dr Ahmed Hussain

Senior Director of Academics
Wellington College China
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Dr Ahmed Hussain

Dr Ahmed Hussain is currently the Senior Director of Academics for Wellington College China and Huili Group. This position involves leading the Institute of Learning in addition to working across the group on all academic related issues and providing outreach support. Before the appointment, Ahmed served as the Director of Schools at Wellington College China for three years. Following an initial career as a research scientist at the University of Nottingham, Ahmed trained as teacher of science. Following many teaching and leadership positions, Ahmed was appointed as a Lecturer of Education at Durham University.

Fiona Carter

Fiona Carter

Director of Academics (Early Years)
Wellington College China
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Fiona Carter

Fiona, Director of Academics (Early Years) at Wellington College China. Fiona has thirty years of experience in education and specialises in Early Years. After rising to the position as Head of Early Years in local government in the UK, Fiona led many of the high impact improvement projects and was instrumental in the successful implementation of the new curriculum and assessment developments in Early Years.

Fiona’s values and vision are to support the creation of conditions which maximise learning in this unique age group whilst ensuring that solid foundations are in place to develop independent, communicative and creative thinkers. Fiona graduated from The University of Sheffield with a bachelor’s degree in education.

Simon Ruscoe-Price

Simon Ruscoe-Price

Director of Academics (English)
Wellington College China
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Simon Ruscoe-Price

Simon Ruscoe-Price is currently the Director of Academics (English) for Wellington College China. Simon has over twenty-five years’ experience in education as a school leader, teacher trainer and as a leader in education reform. After having served nine years as Director of language, culture and diversity at a high school in Suffolk, Simon took his first step into international education as Deputy Director of a national school improvement programme for an overseas government in the United Arab Emirates. Simon has a PGCE teaching qualification from the University of Reading.

Suisui Yu

Suisui Yu

Director of Academics (Chinese)
Wellington College China
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Suisui Yu

Suisui Yu is the Director of Academics (Chinese) for Wellington College China. With over 17 years’ experience in education, Suisui has worked as a school leader, teacher trainer and education inspector. She has recently played a central role in leading a bilingual school from start up to maturity. As an education inspector, Selina was responsible for evaluating teaching quality in public schools in China. Selina was actively involved in the second phase of Shanghai curriculum reform programme and led mathematics teacher training in Shanghai.

Coco Li

Coco Li

Director of Facility
Wellington College China
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Coco Li

Coco Li is the Director of Facility for Wellington College China. She is a specialist of construction industry with over 17 years’ experience. Within depth knowledge of the overall lifecycle of construction business, from land obtaining, project planning, architect design/blue print, to construction planning and large-scale construction project management/implementation, handover till property/facility maintenance and management. Many large-scale multi-function projects were delivered successfully through her strong project management skills and leadership. Coco decided to join in Wellington College China and devote herself to build the first-class educational space with high quality and standard.

Nicole Liang

Nicole Liang

Director of Human Resources
Wellington College China
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Nicole Liang

Nicole Graduated Shanghai Jiao tong University with Master degree in Public Administration. She started her career in well-known international hotel group. Following many human resources leader positions in property level, Nicole was appointed as Head of Recruitment in Greater China Region, leading senior leadership positions recruitment for more than 160 properties across china. With great passion and strong believe in wellington educational values, Nicole joined Wellington College and she is committed to making Wellington College China as one of the best employers among International schools worldwide.

Matt Lind

Matt Lind

Director of IT
Wellington College China
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Matt Lind

Matt Lind is the Director of IT for Wellington College China. Matt spent most of his professional life in Asia where he led large scale technology projects as a VP for Citibank in Singapore and managed Chinese software development teams building enterprise solutions in Shanghai. Having enjoyed an international education Matt very much believes in the value of an international education for achieving life success and happiness which is what drew him to join Wellington. Matt holds a Master’s degree from Harvard University and an MBA from INSEAD.

High-Quality partners

The Institute of Learning offers professional learning programmes in conjunction with high-quality partners that exhibit shared values and quality. These include:
• Durham University, School of Education – The leading university for education in the UK
• East China Normal University – A leader in education in China.
• Nottingham University, Ningbo – A renown School of Education operating in China with a specialism for education in multilingual and multicultural contexts
• Karen Ardley Associates – A leading and award-winning education consultant working across the globe including a focus in China
• Space Zero – Award-winning designers that inspire learning through the learning environments they create in schools across the world
• YK Pao School – YK Pao School is a pioneering international Chinese school founded in 2007 with a unique Year 1-12 educational programme that integrates elements of Shanghai and international curricula. The school is a partnership school with the institute of learning for initial teacher education programme.