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The Outstanding Schools Middle East Conference will take place live and in-person on the 4th & 5th of October 2023 at the Conrad Dubai, bringing together and facilitating dialogue between senior school leaders, passionate educationalists, key stakeholders, and inspirational thought-leaders from English-speaking international schools across the Middle East.


Join us to discover practical solutions and best practice insights to improve leadership skills, teaching and learning outcomes, safeguarding provision, wellbeing practices, as well as EdTech and management initiatives at your school.

Series Testimonials

Outstanding Schools Middle East was a significantly meaningful and professional conference that attracted an incredible amount of experience and expertise from all around the world. It provided perfectly designed conditions for people to connect, share and learn. There was a high standard of thought provoking and motivating sessions and a great balance between research and application relevant for current complexities in education. It was an honour to keynote and attend this event.
Andrea Downie
Andrea DownieCo-founding Director, Educator, Learning and Wellbeing DesignerProject Thrive Australia
This was a superb programme in terms of both breadth and depth, and quality of speakers and content. Fantastic!
Dr Fiona Aubrey-Smith
Dr Fiona Aubrey-SmithDirectorOne Life Learning Limited
The Outstanding Schools Asia Conference brings together educators in a way that enables each person to feel part of an empowering, supportive and beautifully connected community. Engaging, solution focused learning opportunities across multiple domains enables educators and school leaders to tailor their conference experience to the needs of their school community and optimise their professional development.
Dr Jodi Richardson
Dr Jodi RichardsonAnxiety Speaker, Educator, Author and Award-Winning Podcaster
I really enjoyed this course. I found many of the activities useful and the trainer was very good at delivering information whilst keeping my attention. I have certainly learnt some new skills that will make me a better minute taker going forward.
Executive Assistant
Executive AssistantUniversity of Cambridge
It was a pleasure to be part of the first face to face Outstanding Schools Middle East conference. As part of the Steering Committee, it was excellent to see the discussions that we had come to life in this wonderful and very relevant conference. Held in an excellent venue, with world-renowned keynote speakers and panel discussions and round table conversations lead by leading international school leaders from across the region, the conference provided outstanding insight and update on the relevant issues and challenges faced by international schools. The vibrant discussions, networking with colleagues and input from exhibitors supplemented the workshop sessions and keynote addresses and made for an excellent conference experience in an exquisite venue.
Matthew Topliss
Matthew ToplissPrincipalEl Alsson British International School
I was impressed with the selection of inspirational speakers, useful material to use in my context.
Andrew Ware
Andrew WareHead of High School Science and PhysicsUnited World College of South East Asia (East)
This conference is exactly what leaders in education have been waiting for. The topics covered were thought provoking with engaging speakers and professionals from the region. It is the first conference I have attended where the ‘norms’ were truly challenged, forcing principals and other leaders to really consider the practice taking place within their international schools.
Siobhan Brady
Siobhan BradyPrincipalInternational Community School – Al Falah
Outstanding Schools Asia conference offers delegates a program that goes beyond the horizon and exposes teaching, learning and innovation in schools at the highest level. It targets practices that are engaging and inspiring. Also offers great networking opportunities. This conference has the WOW factor.
Fathma Mauger
Fathma MaugerPrincipalLarrakeyah Primary School, Australia
Sue was so knowledgeable, engaging, and excellent. Very useful examples and great examples used.
HeadteacherColdfall Primary School
I had a fantastic time speaking and participating at the Outstanding Schools conference in Dubai. The speakers were insightful and the roundtables offered great networking opportunities. I wished I had brought my team to open them up to the professional development possibilities at the conference.
Raya Bidshahri
Raya BidshahriFounder and CEOSchool of Humanity
The Outstanding Schools Conference provided an excellent balance of international and local speakers & forums for discussions & workshop sessions that were highly relevant, backed by research. There was a plethora of practical tools, pathways and ideas to enable schools and individuals to continue on their learning journeys with the primary focus of supporting and accelerating students opportunities to learn, grow and to achieve success.
Tracy Raukura Gilles
Tracy Raukura Gilles
The roundtable on mentoring was excellent. These sessions I find most useful as we can discuss ideas with other schools with similar programmes. Also, good practical advice which can be put into practice.
Richard Driscoll
Richard DriscollAcademic Deputy PrincipalShenzhen College of International Education
I recommend the Effective Strategic Thinking virtual course! In these challenging times when attending training courses is not as it was, I really enjoyed the format of the day, the breakout rooms, discussions and tutor-led debates and teaching.
Town Centre Manager
Town Centre ManagerCrawley Borough Council, UK
A well-organised and insightful event that provided a significant opportunity to network and share good practices.
Shagufa Kidwai
Shagufa KidwaiPrincipalPristine Private School
Pertinent, relevant and thought-provoking session, speakers and themes to explore.
David Bryan
David BryanDeputy Head of SchoolInternational School of London, Qatar
Thank you for inviting me to join again this year. Both panels were wonderful to participate in, and the conference was really well organised. Glaucia was a wonderful facilitator too. I'm looking forward to next year's event already.
Ross Parker
Ross ParkerDirector of Technology & AssessmentInternational College Hong Kong
Highly recommend that all who work within complaints - take the opportunity to attend.
Director of Student Admin Services
Director of Student Admin ServicesSt Patrick's College

Skills & Knowledge for School Staff

All Outstanding Schools conferences, summits and training are Continuing Professional Development (CPD) certified. Signed certificates are available upon request.

Outstanding Schools conferences deliver over 50 hours of CPD certified content, also available to watch on-demand after each event.