IPSEF Middle East 2018
21 & 22 September: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
23 September: School Visits
Media and Press Clippings from IPSEF Middle East 2018
We are very pleased to showcase media and press clippings from the recent IPSEF Middle East 2018 event.
Thank you to everyone involved for the great media coverage on the event.
IPSEF’s unrivalled blend of speakers, exhibitors and delegates creates a unique and powerful platform for anyone needing to identify best practice in planning and delivering a new school, and those wanting to make connections with potential investors, suppliers and regulators.
IPSEF Middle East 2018 was held at the InterContinental Hotel in Festival City over a weekend.
Thank you to everyone who attended, including the speakers, exhibitors, press coverage, A/V team and to the three schools for hosting the visits on the last day.
Here are the topics that we're covered during the conference in Dubai:
- New case studies from schools and 'one year on updates'
- Critical data and research - findings for informed decision makers
- Talk as you walk networking sessions
- VAT in the education sector
- Niche schools - finding your school's USP
- Focus on recruitment and retention
- School trends
- HR & Employing staff in the UAE
- Good Governance of Schools
- Wellbeing & Mindfulness - for the whole school - practical demos
- Meditation sessions
- Practical workshops for leaders and senior managers
- Insights on the UAE K-12 education landscape
- Teacher Permit Updates
- Marketing your school in a competitive market
- Value added measures in comparing schools
- Learning environment talks & is your school fit for purpose
- The challenges of setting up a school for children with educational needs
- Setting up a nursery
- The Importance of performing arts in schools
- Launching a new school
- Talks from newly opened schools
- Why Entrepreneurship must be taught at schools
- How to Capture the Best Leaders in the World & What Works with School Leadership
- Bilingualism in Early Years
- How to achieve personalised learning for all abilities
- Plus a day of school visits to bring the talks to life
Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director General of the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)
Tarek Alami, Regional Director – Middle East, North Africa and India, Education Development Trust
Lynsay Ansell, Head of Drama, Hartland International School
Ashwin Assomull, Managing Director, L.E.K. Consulting
Eileen Barnes-Vachell, Lead Advisor, Gabbitas
Rowan Bell, Head of Human Resources, Taaleem
Fiona Carter, Director of Academics (Early Years), Huili Institute of Learning, Wellington Colleges China
Nalini Cook, Head of Research for the Middle East, ISC Research
Fiona Cottam, Principal, Hartland International School
Derek Devine, International Business Development Manager, Edmentum International
Maya El Hachem, Principal, The Boston Consulting Group
Jonathan Dey, Principal/CEO, GEMS Al Barsha National Boys School
Courteney Donaldson, Managing Director of Childcare & Education, Christie & Co.
Samantha Ellaby, Senior Associate, Clyde & Co.
Shaun Fenton, Headmaster, Reigate Grammar School
Rebecca Ford, Partner, Clyde & Co
Charles Grayhurst, Founding Principal, The Arbor School
Ashley Green, Year 1 Teacher & Well-being Coordinator, JESS School
Ben Hanneford-Smith, Head of Business Development, EtonX
Jonathan Hughes-D'Aeth, Formerly Headmaster of Repton School Dubai
Dr. Ahmed Hussain, Senior Director of Academics, Huili Institute of Learning, Wellington Colleges China
Chinmay Jhaveri, Senior Manager, L.E.K. Consulting
Zen Kahn, CEO, Education 1st Recruitment
Anisa Kanji, Manager, Indirect Taxes, PwC
Dr. Naji AlMahdi, Chief, Qualifications and Awards in Dubai, Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA)
Iwan Lloyd, Head of Education, Shamal Group Ltd.
James Neill, International Director, GL Education
Simon Noakes, Founder & CEO, Interactive Schools
Andrew Prosser, Principal, Dubai Heights Academy
Tim Richardson, Principal, Raffles International School
Sarah Rogers, CEO, EYES
Matthew Savage, Principal, International Community School Amman
Daniel Shaw, Business Development Director Tax and Legal, PwC
Tim Shelton, Associate Director – Head of Project Controls, Arcadis International Ltd.
Najiha Syeda, School Counselor, Dwight School Dubai
Elise Tarvainen, Director, Learning, Isku Interior Oy
Taner Topcu, Director of Academic Zone, RAKEZ
Navin Valrani, CEO, Arcadia Education
Alison Watson, Chief Executive, Class of Your Own
Dr. Helen Wright, Associate Consultant, LSC Education
GL Education Masterclass
Digging Deeper with CAT4 Data - A Masterclass with Matthew Savage
Running in parallel with the IPSEF Middle East conference on Saturday 22 September, this half-day masterclass was led by global CAT4 expert, Matthew Savage (pioneer of #themonalisaeffect). It offered you the chance to:
- examine some of the actual CAT4 data from your school
- explore the different flags which can help you dig deeper into the data (e.g. Verbal Deficit, Maths Car etc)
- identify students and groups of students in need of additional interventions and support
- consider strategies which might better ensure the impact of the data on individual students, cohorts and, indeed, the whole school
The masterclass was run in conjunction with the IPSEF Middle East conference, however there was an additional fee to attend.
School Visits on Sunday 23 September to:
GEMS Founders School – Al Mizhar (GFM) is a brand-new co-ed school conveniently located in the heart of Dubai offering an affordable international curriculum. GFM, the latest school to join the GEMS Education network, opened in September 2018 with more than 1,576 new students.
Dubai Heights Academy is a British Curriculum school that provides students with excellent opportunities and support to develop academically, socially and emotionally. A place where students feel secure, significant and valued
in a progressive, modern and engaging environment.
At Hartland International School, we combine a unique blend of academic challenge, enrichment opportunities and pastoral support to target excellence and create a values-based community of teachers, children and parents. This rich combination, we call “The Hartland Way”, the bedrock of our strong values-driven education.