Close
Register
Partner with us

DAY 2 - Wednesday, 13 October 2021

9:00 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership, UK
Confirmed
9:15 am
Keynote Panel Discussion: From Crisis to Opportunity - Boosting Education Systems and Practices Across the Middle East
  • Exploring the current education landscape across the Middle East and discussing areas of growth and innovation in school management and leadership that have emerged in the past year
  • Education changed: preparing for the possibility of a permanently blended school environment, and discussing what school leaders need to consider to ensure a sustainable future for all stakeholders
  • Discussing opportunities to further harness the potential of technology to drive effective change and improvement in school management and operations
Dr Natasha Ridge
Dr Natasha Ridge
Founding Executive Director
Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research
Confirmed
Sir Christopher Stone
Sir Christopher Stone
Senior Education Advisor
GEMS Education
Confirmed
Professor Payyazhi Jayashree
Professor Payyazhi Jayashree
Dean, Faculty of Business
University of Wollongong in Dubai, UAE
Confirmed
Lucy Alexandra Spencer
Lucy Alexandra Spencer
Managing Director
Education Boutique (part of the Eteach Group)
Confirmed
10:00 am
Morning Facilitated Networking
10:15 am
15 Minute Break
10:30 am
Panel Discussion: Maximising Strategic Planning Effectiveness to Create the Conditions for Outstanding Education
  • Outlining the importance of creating a strong business strategy and vision for the future that enables agile and dynamic transformation during uncertain times
  • Building organisational resilience and emerging stronger using a robust change management approach, and adopting a ‘preparedness leadership’ mindset
  • Transforming and strengthening the international school culture to support learning in an environment that promotes cooperation, respect, collaborative decision-making and communication
Brendan Law
Brendan Law
Director General
MiSK Schools, Riyadh
Confirmed
Poonam Bhojani
Poonam Bhojani
CEO
Innoventures
Confirmed
Nilay Özral
Nilay Özral
CEO
Bloom Education
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership, UK
Confirmed
11:20 am
Data Update: The Trends Driving Forward International Schools in the Middle East

In this presentation, Nalini Cook, Head of EMEA Research at ISC Research shares some of the latest trends and data identified by ISC Research that are driving forward the international schools market in the Middle East including priorities around teaching and learning, wellbeing and CPD.

Nalini Cook
Nalini Cook
Head of EMEA Research
ISC Research
Confirmed
11:50 am
10 Minute Break
12:00 pm
Interactive Roundtable Discussions

Delegates have the option to attend one of the following roundtable discussions. All roundtables are delegate-led and ‘video-on’. 

  • Roundtable A: Looking at Accreditations Through a School Improvement Lens: What to Expect and How to Get Them Right

FACILITATOR: David Cole, Principal, British International School of Ukraine 

 

  • Sponsored Roundtable B: The Road to Executive Management – Effectively Supporting Aspiring Executives in International Schools 

FACILITATOR: Nicola Taylor, Director of Programmes, LLSE 

David Cole
David Cole
Principal
British International School of Ukraine
Confirmed
Nicola Taylor
Nicola Taylor
Director of Programmes and Lead Curriculum Designer
Leadership Learning South East (LLSE)
Confirmed
12:45 pm
Lunch Break
1:15 pm
Panel Discussion: Assessing and Reviewing Creative Financial Management Strategies to Plan for an Uncertain Future
  • Understanding the role and responsibilities of school leaders in setting the climate for financial success whilst keeping learning at the centre of financial decisions
  • Exploring key strategies to creatively safeguard your school’s financial future, and build and sustain financial efficiency across the business
  • Discussing best practice in budgeting, monitoring and control to support long-term financial planning, effectively create financial agility, and implement financial decisions that always follow what is best for student
Dr Omolola Wright-Odusoga
Dr Omolola Wright-Odusoga
Primary School Principal
The International Academy – Amman, Jordan
Confirmed
Mark Leppard MBE
Mark Leppard MBE
Headmaster
British School Al Khubairat, Abu Dhabi
Confirmed
Stephen Mitchell
Stephen Mitchell
CEO & Founder
Oak Multi-Academy Trust & Keystone Knowledge
Confirmed
Andy Homden
Andy Homden
CEO
Consilium Education
Confirmed
2:05 pm
10 Minute Break
2:15 pm
International Panel Discussion: What Have We as School Leaders Learned from the Pandemic?
  • Discussing how school leaders from different regions have tackled pandemic-related challenges and navigated financial uncertainty, loss of enrolment and staff turnover
  • Exploring how the pandemic has affected school operations across the world and sharing how school leaders are preparing their recovery plans
  • Looking at future developments and priorities for international school leaders across the globe such as demand for private schooling and financial management
Kim Green
Kim Green
Headmaster
International School Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Confirmed
Beth Meldrum
Beth Meldrum
Director
Cairo English School, Egypt
Confirmed
Dr Michelle Remington
Dr Michelle Remington
Director
The KAUST School, KSA
Confirmed
Anu Monga
Anu Monga
Founder, and Chairperson
The Association of International Schools of India (TAISI)
Confirmed
3:05 pm
10 Minute Break
3:15 pm
Marketing Fireside Chat: Top Tips for Standing Out in a Competitive International School Market
  • Understanding the power of an integrated approach – collaborating between and combining development, marketing, and admissions to deliver value for money
  • Identifying and developing your school’s identity and unique selling proposition to attract prospective staff, parents and students
  • Navigating current marketing trends and exploring low-cost yet cutting-edge, innovative strategies that schools should put into place to market successfully in a competitive sector
  • Communication, communication, communication – sharing simple yet effective ways of engaging and interacting with all stakeholders to maximise satisfaction and enhance your school’s profile
David Willows
David Willows
Director of Advancement
International School Brussels, Belgium
Confirmed
Ruth Burke
Ruth Burke
Principal and CEO
Swiss International Scientific School, Dubai
Confirmed
Samantha Whay-Jenkins MBE
Samantha Whay-Jenkins MBE
Executive Director of Operations
Durham School for Girls, Doha
Confirmed
4:00 pm
10 Minute Break
4:10 pm
Keynote Presentation: Learning for an Interconnected World

In this presentation, Dr Andreas Schleicher, Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills – Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), will share an update on the latest OECD findings, and discuss how schools must adapt their learning provision for an interconnected world. 

Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
4:30 pm
Closing Keynote Panel Discussion: Looking Ahead – What Kind of Schools Do We Need for the Future?
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion in international education – discussing practices and principles that schools need to put in place to create the conditions necessary for every individual to thrive
  • Global awareness and international mindedness – understanding the responsibility of schools to create sustainable and nurturing environments in which students and staff alike develop global competency skills to thrive in a complex and uncertain world
  • The challenge and possibilities of professional learning – exploring ways to create opportunities for all educators to access professional development in order to transform their teaching, their classrooms, their schools—and, ultimately, each and every one of their students
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Dr Andreas Schleicher
Director for the Directorate of Education and Skills
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Confirmed
Jane Larsson
Jane Larsson
Executive Director
Council of International Schools
Confirmed
Dr Asmaa Al-Fadala
Dr Asmaa Al-Fadala
Director of Research and Content Development
The World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE Qatar)
Confirmed
Stephen Morales
Stephen Morales
Chief Executive
Institute of School Business Leadership, UK
Confirmed
5:15 pm
Close of Conference

*Programme subject to change