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4 Conference Streams

Teaching & Learning

This stream will explore how schools have adapted to changes in teaching and learning, the role that technology plays in outstanding education, and how to best impact student progress through authentic assessment practices, and innovative and creative pedagogical approaches.

Wellbeing & Inclusion

This stream will focuses on the importance of student wellbeing and whole-school inclusion to impact learning inside and outside the classroom, and how to successfully meet the needs of all learners through effective interventions, rigorous safeguarding strategies, and better social and emotional support.

Leadership & Workforce

This stream will explore and share best practice for middle and senior leaders on how to successfully develop and lead a team; how to maximise the impact of professional learning to retain skilled staff; and most importantly, how to lead with empathy and foster resilience across the board.

Management & EdTech

This stream will be dedicated to solutions and strategies to drive sustainable school improvement; from how to maximise the impact of EdTech for effective school management and increased student outcomes, to rethinking school management and campus development for a more sustainable future.


Outstanding Schools is the premium events provider for the international schools sector, producing highly targeted, content-rich CPD conferences, training, and forums.

Outstanding Schools brings international schools from the Gulf together at a defining moment in the development of their learning institutions. Enormous opportunities lie ahead for schools to re-assess, adapt and innovate to overcome new challenges and create future-ready graduates and teachers. In such exciting and turbulent times, never has it been more important to connect and learn from each other’s experiences.

Outstanding Schools offers a platform for school leaders and experts to come together and learn from one another. Through high-quality content, and thought-provoking and highly interactive conferences, we showcase cutting-edge best-practice and innovation in the international education sector, specifically in the fields of leadership, teacher development and student attainment


A thoroughly engaging range of speakers with the most up-to-date theory and practice in the world of education. A must for educational leaders
Helen Moloy
Helen MoloyAssistant Principal – Research, Development and InnovationGEMS Dubai American Academy
It was a great conference. Well planned and valuable to all educators.
Justin Kirby
Justin KirbyDirector of Curriculum and InstructionGEMS American Academy - Abu Dhabi
Congratulations for organising and curating an excellent online conference. It was a privilege and a pleasure to be involved. Well done!
Kai Vacher
Kai VacherPrincipalBritish School Muscat
Very proud to be part of such an exciting two days. Brilliant experience.
Marie Thake
Marie ThakeDirector and People Development ConsultantTruly Inspired
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 Hassan
Mohammed Abo HassanMinistry of Education, Bahrain
An honour to lead so many professionals through a roundtable - thank you!
Olivia Roth
Olivia RothCEOBritish Schools in the Middle East
A pleasure to present alongside so many amazing people - I was truly inspired! Thank you for all your organisation.
Philippa Wraithmell
Philippa WraithmellHead of Digital Technology & InnovationCranleigh Abu Dhabi

Skills & Knowledge for School Staff

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

The Outstanding Schools Middle East 2022 conference will deliver over 50 hours of CPD certified content, also available to watch on-demand after the conference.