"This conference is exactly what leaders in education have been waiting for. The topics covered were thought provoking with engaging speakers and professionals from the region. It is the first conference I have attended where the 'norms' were truly challenged, forcing principals and other leaders to really consider the practice taking place within their international schools."
Siobhan Brady, Princpal, International Community School - Al Falah
"Truly inspirational! So many incredible speakers and peers. It lives up to the name 'outstanding'. Reminds us of what we are all doing this for!"
Dalia Elguindy, Head of Expressive Arts, Ethos International Schools
"Mind blowing - I don't know how you fit so much inspirational content into such a short space of time. My biggest problem will be finding a way to prioritise implementation of so many new ideas."
Peter Astbury, Head of High School, Transylvania College
"It has been exceptionally thought-provoking with the keynote speakers, enlisting great takeaways. Roundtable discussions were valuable to share best practices."
Shameem Manuel, Head of Elementary, Bloom Education
"Overwhelming amount of incredible, useful information. I don't know where to start when I get back. Thank you!"
Jon Turner, Vice-Principal, Academics, Baobab College
"Outstanding Schools Middle East was a significantly meaningful and professional conference that attracted an incredible amount of experience and expertise from all around the world. It provided perfectly designed conditions for people to connect, share and learn. There was a high standard of thought provoking and motivating sessions and a great balance between research and application relevant for current complexities in education. It was an honour to keynote and attend this event."
Andrea Downie, Co-founding Director, Project Thrive Australia
"A well-organised and insightful event that provided a significant opportunity to network and share good practices."
Shagufa Kidwai, Principal, Pristine Private School
"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, Education Development Trust
"The discussion by experts are meaningful and there are always practical ideas to implement and take away."
Asma Siddiqui, Teaching & Learning Coach, GEMS Westminster School - Ras Al Khaimah
"It was a great conference. Well planned and valuable to all educators."
Justin Kirby, Director of Curriculum and Instruction, GEMS American Academy - Abu Dhabi
"It was a life-changing experience. I got so many new ideas and best practices to use in my classroom in face-to-face teaching or remotely."
Mohammed Abo Hassan, Ministry of Education, Bahrain
"It was a great learning experience. The keynotes were excellent. Provided opportunities for networking."
Fareeha Ahmad, Director of Education Development, Beaconhouse Primary School
"Lots of great speakers with great discussions."
Frances Lennon, Head of Year 5, Kuwait English School
"Very worthwhile, I have learned a lot."
Anita Kirkup, Principal, Emirates National Schools
"I had a fantastic time speaking and participating at the Outstanding Schools conference in Dubai. The speakers were insightful and the roundtables offered great networking opportunities. I wished I had brought my team to open them up to the professional development possibilities at the conference."
Raya Bidshahri, Founder and CEO, School of Humanity
"Very proud to be part of such an exciting two days. Brilliant experience."
Marie Thake, Director and People Development Consultant, Truly Inspired
"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 Innovation, GEMS Dubai American Academy
"A pleasure to present alongside so many amazing people. I was truly inspired! Thank you for all your organisation."
Phillipa Wraithmell, Head of Digital Technology & Innovation, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi
"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."
Robin Cummings, Head of Primary Maths, The Sultan's School, Oman
"It has been a truly mind shifting event."
Christopher Mckenzie, Academic Director, Al-forsan International School
"Fantastic speakers. Thanks for organising!"
Kate Griggs, Founder, MadeByDyslexia
"An honour to lead so many professionals though a roundtable. Thank you!"
Olivia Roth, CEO, British Schools in the Middle East
"Very thought provoking presentations. Great opportunity to network. Well organised."
Trudie Masterson, School Principal, New Cairo British International School
"The Outstanding Schools conference series is an ideal setting to network with colleagues around the world. As an academic institution, Wilkes University was warmly welcomed by organisers, delegates, and fellow exhibitors. Sessions were well-organised and offered highly relevant content to practitioners serving in a wide variety of organisational roles, including classroom teachers, middle and senior level leadership, and researchers. We are already looking forward to reconnecting with our new friends in Dubai 2023!"
Ty Frederickson, Assistant Professor in the School of Education and Department of Doctoral Educational Leadership, Wilkes University
"Held in an excellent venue, with world-renowned keynote speakers and panel discussions and roundtable conversations lead by leading international school leaders from across the region, the conference provided outstanding insight and updates on the relevant issues and challenges faced by international schools. The vibrant discussions, networking with colleagues and input from exhibitors supplemented the workshop sessions and keynote addresses and made for an excellent conference experience in an exquisite venue."
Matthew Topliss, Prinipcal, El Alsson British International School