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DAY 1 - Tuesday, 8 March 2022

8:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address: Rethinking Teaching & Learning - What Does the Future of Education Look Like?
Professor Deborah Eyre
Professor Deborah Eyre
Founder and Chair
High Performance Learning
Confirmed
9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Creating Positive Schools from the Inside Out

Our schools and colleges have never done so much to ‘teach’ whole school wellbeing, support mental health and engage young people in learning. Yet, young people have never been so disengaged, demotivated or distressed in our schools.

Dr Street firmly believes that the only way we can sustainably, effectively support youth wellbeing is through the development of contextual wellbeing in schools and colleges. Our role as educators is not to tell someone how to be well, or to reward them for behaving well. We have to provide young people with a context in which they can flourish.

In this keynote, Dr Helen Street will share evidence-based research and practical guidance to help support academic, and social and emotional learning in schools, and build more cohesive communities and equitable educational practice.

Dr Helen Street
Dr Helen Street
Honorary Research Fellow, Graduate School of Education, University of Western Australia; and Founder and Chair and Author
The Positive Schools Initiative
Confirmed
9:45 am
Facilitated Networking Break
10:00 am
10 Minute Break
10:10 am
In Conversation with Daniel Sobel: How to Promote an Inclusive Classroom Environment in Your School

In this session, Daniel Sobel and Helena Wallberg will discuss what it means to be truly inclusive, and how schools can create the necessary conditions to promote equity and belonging. They will also explore what makes an effective inclusion leader, and how leadership of inclusion can be nurtured and developed within all staff to support effective learning in the classroom.

Daniel Sobel
Daniel Sobel
CEO
Inclusion Expert
Confirmed
Helena Wallberg
Helena Wallberg
School Inclusion Consultant
SpecialPegagogen, Sweden
Confirmed
10:40 am
Panel Discussion: Removing Barriers to Education and Providing Quality Learning Opportunities for Students with Learning Needs
  • Discussing what strategies and approaches work in delivering effective and safe support provision to meet the complex learning needs of SEN students in the classroom and online
  • Exploring how technology can be utilised and maximised as a tool to effectively identify learning needs and intervene appropriately, providing a more inclusive teaching and learning experience for those who thrive in an unconventional classroom
  • Highlighting the vital role of training and professional development in improving the learning support provision, particularly when working with parents and navigating cultural complexities and stigmas around disabilities and learning needs
Johanna Cena
Johanna Cena
Director of Teaching and Learning
American School of Barcelona, Spain
Confirmed
Anna Kadieva
Anna Kadieva
Founder and Principal
Le Sallay International Academy - France
Confirmed
Caroline Cullen
Caroline Cullen
Whole-School Deputy Principal and Director of Student Support
St Julian's School, Portugal
Confirmed
April Remfrey
April Remfrey
Board Member SENIA: Special Education Network and Inclusion Association
International School Inclusion Consultant
Confirmed
11:30 am
10 Minute Break
11:40 am
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Restorative Practice in International Schools

Delegates are invited to attend this roundtable discussion on restorative practice.

Facilitated by Alistair Goold, Founder of Restorative360, this camera-on and delegate-led workshop will introduce a basic overview of the restorative approach in education, and allow time for meaningful group discussions allowing you to explore how restorative concepts can influence your leadership style for the better.

Key discussion points will include:

  •  How might restorative practices improve community health?
  •  How could restorative practices enhance your particular school’s vision and mission?
  •  How might the restorative model inform your own leadership style in your organisation?
Alistair Goold
Alistair Goold
Founder of Restorative360 and Teacher
The International School of Kenya
Confirmed
12:25 pm
Lunch Break
1:00 pm
Let’s Talk About Safeguarding: How and Why International Schools Must Take a Proactive Approach to Safeguarding
  • Understanding the key steps schools must take to create a safe environment and maintain child safeguarding standards through comprehensive prevention and intervention strategies
  • Exploring tools and practices to effectively respond to hidden risks as well as challenges and concerns around digital technologies
  • Discussing the need to develop and implement a robust safeguarding strategy which includes training all teachers to recognise and spot early warning signs, as well as have a clear reporting and monitoring process for all alerts
  • Highlighting the responsibilities for schools to create suicide-safe learning environments by tackling pressures and anxieties around academic results, gender identity, bullying, sexual abuse, race/racism, etc
Grant Gillies
Grant Gillies
Headmaster
British School Bucharest, Romania
Confirmed
Rajvinder Bolla
Rajvinder Bolla
Vice Principal, Student Wellbeing and Designated Safeguarding Lead
International School of Paris
Confirmed
Leila Holmyard
Leila Holmyard
Independent Education Consultant
Confirmed
Polly Rothera
Polly Rothera
International Sales Consultant
CPOMS
Confirmed
1:50 pm
10 Minute Break
2:00 pm
Panel Discussion: Putting Wellbeing First - Implementing a Whole-School Approach to Happiness, Wellbeing, and Social and Emotional Learning
  • Prioritising mental and physical wellbeing as a whole-school strategic responsibility and sharing practical guidance to integrating and measuring SEL in the classroom
  • Effectively approaching and supporting the wide ranging and complex needs of all learners, such as anxiety-related disorders, self-harm, eating disorders, gender identity, etc
  • Highlighting the most effective and evidence-informed ways of integrating SEL in the classroom, for example through trauma-informed interventions, comprehensive frameworks, and programmes that enable students to understand and manage their emotions, set positive goals and maintain healthy relationships
  • Exploring and signposting some of the most important CPD and training priorities to enable staff to better understand, address and support the mental health and wellbeing of learners
Ava Shabnum Hasan
Ava Shabnum Hasan
Founder of Mentally Well Schools; and Associate Lecturer in MSc Mental Health and Wellbeing in Education
Buckinghamshire New University, UK
Confirmed
Maki Nishihara
Maki Nishihara
Head of Early Years and Primary
AMADEUS International School – Vienna, Austria
Confirmed
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Lindsay Mackenzie-Wright
Deputy Director of Wellbeing
International School of Monaco
Confirmed
Rhiannon Phillips-Bianco
Rhiannon Phillips-Bianco
Mental Health and Wellbeing Leader
Southlands International School, Italy
Confirmed
2:50 pm
10 Minute Break
3:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussion: Getting Character Education Right

Delegates are invited to join this roundtable discussion on Character Education.

This session will be facilitated by Erika Elkady, who is Head of Secondary at Jumeira Baccalaureate School and currently completing an MA in Character Education. JBS became the first Kitemark School of Character outside the UK in November 2020.

This roundtable will be camera-on and delegate-led, to ensure all participants have the opportunity to share their experiences with one another, provide peer-to-peer support and guidance on how to get character education right and deliver outstanding pastoral care.

Erika Elkady
Erika Elkady
Head of Secondary
Jumeira Baccalaureate School, Dubai
Confirmed
3:45 pm
10 Minute Break
3:55 pm
Keynote Presentation: Why Formative Assessment Needs to be the Priority for Every School

Education matters, for individuals and for society. However, most of the policies that have been pursued have been directed at the kinds of schools that students attend—policies that, even when well implemented (which most are not) would have limited impact on student achievement.

What matters for student achievement is what happens inside the classroom, and what matters most is the quality of interaction between students and teachers; teachers finding out what their students know, and making appropriate adjustments to their instruction as a result.

Professor Dylan Wiliam
Professor Dylan Wiliam
Emeritus Professor of Educational Assessment
University College London, UK
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Keynote Presentation: Using Data to Maximise and Monitor Student and Staff Wellbeing

In this keynote presentation, Matthew will explain why we must use data in schools as a force for good, and also as a critical tool in our #deij toolbox. He will argue that, on a triangle of student-level data, it is the vertex measuring attitudes and wellbeing which is most potent and important, as we seek to understand each emergent learner. He will offer a data model for doing just that, ensuring we keep #wellbeingfirst for all staff and students, now more than ever before.

Matthew Savage
Matthew Savage
Former Principal, Educational Consultant and Founder of #themonalisaeffect
Savage Education
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change