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Welcome to the Outstanding Schools hub for international school leaders across the globe.
Here’s where you’ll find our calendar of past and upcoming conferences and training courses around the world, as well as links to all of our written (blog) content and helpful resources to enhance leadership, wellbeing, safeguarding and teaching and learning across the international school community.
Outstanding Schools is the premium content and networking provider for the international schools community, producing highly targeted, information-rich CPD conferences and training courses. Our events provide best practice guidance and highly interactive platforms to enable primary and secondary education leaders in the international schools sector to better connect, collaborate and succeed.
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Series Testimonials

I thought the format was excellent. I found it very valuable, I really enjoyed myself. I really liked the flipped concept. It was great to have the freedom to choose, to tap in and out of sessions before joining the roundtables at the main event. My favourite sessions were [Kate Griggs] Made By Dyslexia, [Mike Lambert] Dubai College and the [Pirjo Suhonen's] double flipped learning case study from Finland
Robin Cummings, Head of Primary MathsThe Sultan's School, Oman
It was a life-changing experience. I got so many ideas and best practices to use in my classroom in the face to face teaching or remotely
Mohammed Abo HassanMinistry of Education, Bahrain
It was a great conference. Well planned and valuable to all educators.
Justin Kirby, Director of Curriculum and InstructionGEMS American Academy - Abu Dhabi
Always a pleasure and a privilege
Tracy Moxley, Director of EducationAldar Education
Well done and a pleasure to be involved
Sean Sibley, PrincipalDoha English Speaking School
An honour to lead so many professionals through a roundtable - thank you!
Olivia Roth, CEO
Olivia Roth, CEOBritish Schools in the Middle East
Fantastic speakers. Thanks for organising!
Kate Griggs, FounderMadeByDyslexia
It was great to be part of the event and connect with principals. We generated lots of interest and found the platform easy to use
Rachel Walsh, Senior Marketing Manager
Rachel Walsh, Senior Marketing ManagerOxford International AQA Examinations
A pleasure to present alongside so many amazing people - I was truly inspired! Thank you for all your organisation
Philippa Wraithmell, Head of Digital Technology & InnovationCranleigh Abu Dhabi
It was indeed a pleasure to be involved in the event. Such fantastic speakers offering such insight. Thank you for all the hard work in pulling together the event
Tarek Alami, Regional Director - MENA
Tarek Alami, Regional Director - MENAEducation Development Trust
Very proud to be part of such an exciting two days. Brilliant experience
Marie Thake, Director and People Development ConsultantTruly Inspired
Congratulations for organising and curating an excellent online conference. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be involved. Well done!
Kai Vacher, PrincipalBritish School Muscat
Amazing virtual conference. Thank you for your creative efforts in organizing this event
Sahar Fayyad, PrincipalMinistry of Education, Jordan

Outstanding Schools Middle East is the region’s premier strategy conference for international private school leaders

The 3rd OSME Annual Conference returns on the 5th and 6th October 2022, live and in-person in Dubai. We will again be bringing together principals, academic, pastoral, secondary and primary leaders from English-speaking international private schools across the Middle East. They will discuss practical solutions to improve outcomes across teaching & learning, wellbeing & inclusion, staff development, management, operations and edtech.

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Virtual Conferences: What to Expect

We have teamed up with SwapCard, one of the smartest platforms for virtual events. With advanced functionalities, we can deliver great value to our community and empower meaningful encounters from across the international schools sector, worldwide.

  • Next-generation learning and networking platform
  • AI matchmaking networking
  • Live meeting scheduling with delegates
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real-time resources and presentations
  • Log onto the event wherever you are
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session

Qualified Networking

Attend our hourly social functions, lean on our AI assistant for meetings or DIY with our filtering tools. Schools come to Outstanding Schools to connect; no more isolation.

Interactive Learning

All our formats demand class participation. Case studies serve to inspire but the real learning comes from doing. Our events break out regularly and are led by moderators with decades of practical experience and a strong passion for collaboration and exchange. Our conversations are 2 way; no more broadcasting.

Dynamic Content

Delivery depends on variety, jumping across 5 formats over the course of minutes to keep the ideas fresh and the networking surprising. Video debates, live presentations, panel discussions, roundtables and workshops to keep you entertained live or at your own pace. Our content stimulates and engages; no more webinars.

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.