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4 Conference Streams | 12 - 14 October

Teaching & Learning

This stream explores 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 in blended and online environments through evidence-based practices and approaches.

Wellbeing & Inclusion

This stream 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 during uncertain times, through effective interventions and enhanced parental involvement.

Leadership & Management

This stream focuses on improving the capacity of school managers and principals to lead effectively during challenging times, through strong decision-making for the short and long-term visions, and effective strategic management for the future of education.

Workforce & CPD

This stream explores how school leaders can best support and retain a happy and resilient teaching workforce through leadership, capacity building through optimised professional development, and outstanding wellbeing support.


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


The discussions by experts are meaningful and there are always practical ideas to implement and take away.
Asma SiddiquiGEMS Westminster School Ras Al Khaimah
A rich vein of expertise sharing concepts and thinking that was pertinent, insightful and relevant. Shared experiences engaged my thinking, along with a desire to explore alternative concepts in engaging with Professional Learning and Development. OS provided the perfect platform with a rich virtual experience for delegates to connect with other like-minded educators.
David BryanInternational School of London, Qatar
Lots of great speakers with great discussions
Frances LennonKuwait English School
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, Assistant Principal – Research, Development and InnovationGEMS Dubai American Academy
It was a great conference. Well planned and valuable to all educators.
Justin Kirby, Director 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, PrincipalBritish School Muscat
There was a good variety of topics, great networking opportunities and the platform was user friendly.
Lilli AudehKing's Academy Jordan
Very proud to be part of such an exciting two days. Brilliant experience
Marie Thake, Director 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 HassanMinistry of Education, Bahrain
An honour to lead so many professionals through a roundtable - thank you!
Olivia Roth, CEO
Olivia Roth, CEOBritish 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, Head 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 2021 main conference delivered over 50 hours of CPD certified content, also available to watch on-demand after the conference.