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Thank you to everyone who attended Raising Attainment Middle East on 23rd March 2021.

Organised by the Outstanding Schools teams, school leaders set out to give their students the best chance of success in 2021 and to consider how to raise attainment over the next 5 years.

The event included 15 hours of CPD accredited content, with 50% presentations and panels designed to stimulate new thinking and 50% interactive roundtables and workshops facilitating reflection and collaboration.

Please check out our Teacher Retention and Professional Development event, 9th June and our flagship event, Outstanding Schools Middle East, October 2021.

Speakers 23rd March

For School Academic Leaders

Principals, Academic Heads, Heads of Teaching & Learning and Heads of Curriculum and/or Assessment from international schools across the Middle East:

  • Identified different types of learning loss as they calculated how to do the best by students facing a mix of internally and externally validated summative assessments
  • Considered how to support portfolio building to supplement accrediting their skills and talents
  • Worked out long-term solutions for raising attainment over the next 5 years
  • Decided what hybrid learning models they would retain, replace and remove post-pandemic
  • Concluded methods that improve validity and reliability of assessments and more robust and valuable formative assessment and feedback methods
  • Debated the possibilities for a more personalised delivery of the curriculum using intelligent adaptive learning models

The conference agenda was made up of a mix of presentations and panel debates for inspiration and “video-on” workshops and roundtable discussions for interaction and collaboration.

The event also facilitated networking via break-out rooms and 1-to-1 meetings. This was all delivered via our event platform, Swapcard.

Series Testimonials

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. My favourite sessions were [Kate Griggs] Made By Dyslexia, [Mike Lambert] Dubai College and the [Pirjo Suhonen's] double flipped learning case study from Finland
Robin Cummings, Head of Primary MathsThe Sultan's School, Oman
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
It was a great conference. Well planned and valuable to all educators.
Justin Kirby, Director of Curriculum and InstructionGEMS American Academy - Abu Dhabi
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
Always a pleasure and a privilege
Tracy Moxley, Director of EducationAldar Education
Well done and a pleasure to be involved
Sean Sibley, PrincipalDoha English Speaking School
An honour to lead so many professionals through a roundtable - thank you!
Olivia Roth, CEOBritish Schools in the Middle East
Fantastic speakers. Thanks for organising!
Kate Griggs, FounderMadeByDyslexia
It was great to be part of the event and connect with principals. We generated lots of interest and found the platform easy to use
Rachel Walsh, Senior Marketing ManagerOxford International AQA Examinations
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
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 - MENAEducation Development Trust
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
Amazing virtual conference. Thank you for your creative efforts in organizing this event
Sahar Fayyad, PrincipalMinistry of Education, Jordan

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 Raising Attainment Middle East conference contained a number of presentations available to watch on-demand from 16th March until the end of April.

All speakers will be available on the main event day, 23rd March 2021, for Q&A, panel debates and interactive video roundtables.