SCHOOL INSPECTOR, 35-year-old Corina Ciobanu, from Pitesti, in Southern Romania, was part of a 28-strong teaching delegation looking at ‘Conflict Resolution and Respect’ in UK and Romanian schools.

Project Leader Mrs Ciobanu, said: “We spent eight days in the UK looking at Anglo-Romanian School teaching practices in ‘Conflict Resolution and Respect’ and attending workshops, presentations, and visiting a local school for the day in Plymouth.”

“This unique project funded by the EU’s Erasmus programme, looked at violence in schools, managing and resolving conflicts, sharing methodologies and learning practices, and takeaway education opportunities in things we are not doing – that will add value in our schools.”

Mrs Ciobanu teaches French to 10-15 year-olds, and speaks several other languages, and been a teacher for over 14 years.

The Romanian teaching delegation also included school inspectors from the Arges School Inspectorate, based in Pitesti, and the largest city in Arges county.

Trevor Lowman, Project Manager of Argyle Community Trust, said: “We hosted and ran a number of practical workshops looking at structures and learning methodologies, and was a fascinating project looking at the teaching similarities in both countries.”

Argyle Community Trust is the official charity partner of Plymouth Argyle Football Club and supports people across the city achieve their goals through innovative programmes like education, health, disability, and community and sporting themes.

The Erasmus programme combines all the EU’s current schemes for education, training, youth and sport, which started in January 2014.

Tellus Education Group has been successfully providing quality educational services since 2003, and through Meridian School of English since 1979.


Teaching and School Inspector Corina Ciobanu enjoying the conference backdrop at Plymouth Argyle





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