The Middle East Assessment Conference 2018

The Middle East Assessment Conference 2018

Wednesday 28 February, 08:30 - 16:00

Data for Leadership

The Middle East Assessment Conference is the place for principals, school leaders, and stakeholders to discover the transformative effect that data can have on teaching and learning and learn how to implement an effective assessment programme in their own schools.

With a focus on Data for Leadership, the programme will address key challenges for schools including:

  • Enhancing teaching and learning
  • Student wellbeing
  • Improving attainment
  • Supporting EAL students
  • Inspections and accreditations
  • Maximizing the use of data from assessments such as CAT4, PASS and attainment tests

The rich mix of case studies and presentations from leading international schools and experts in this field is designed to inspire you and provide you with actionable takeaways.

A provisional programme is available here



 The Middle East Assessment Conference is held in association with    

Who should attend?

  • Principals and Headteachers of international and private schools
  • Investors and school group management
  • Directors of curriculum & assessment

Book your place

Prices and payment: 

EARLY BIRD OFFER - £175 (Usual RRP £200) Valid until 30/11/17

Register to attend here

Meet the speakers (More speakers to be confirmed soon)

Sir Michael Wilshaw, Former Chief Inspector of schools

Matthew Savage, Principal, The International Community School, Amman

Currently Principal at the International Community School Amman, and formerly Adjunct Lecturer in School Leadership at the University Brunei Darussalam, Matthew has previously led international schools in Asia and Europe.

A graduate of Oxford University, with 13 years of middle and senior leadership experience in the UK comprehensive sector, and currently studying for his EdD under the supervision of Professor Stephen Heppell, he is both the founder of Polio Points, a unique student reward programme which incentivises student achievement through humanitarian aid, and a fierce advocate for Student Voice, on which he has published several articles and delivered training across Europe.

Matthew has written and presented widely across the world on The Mona Lisa Effect™, and he now offers training and consultancy, both online and face-to-face, to school leaders from across the globe.

Nicola Lambros, Deputy Head, King’s College Madrid

Nicola believes wholeheartedly that a strong pastoral program underpins academic success and is passionate about spreading the importance of focusing on student attitudes rather than grades if all children are to reach their full potential to become successful lifelong learners.

An experienced senior leader in education, Nicola recently led the development of a secondary international school in Kuala Lumpur; establishing an innovative curriculum based on outstanding pastoral care, with positive education at its core, enabled all students to realise their full potential resulting in outstanding IGCSE and A Level results. This experience combined with her MA research has reinforced her belief that focussing on how schools can positively impact student attitudes is the key to raising attainment in schools and improving academic success.

Now the Deputy Head, whole school at King’s College, Soto in Madrid, Nicola is keen to work with other educators to place student attitudes as the top priority in schools.

John Conway, Principal, Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys, Abu Dhabi

John Conway is the Founding Principal at Sheikh Zayed Private Academy for Boys. Previously, he was Headteacher at La Retraite RC Girls' School in Lambeth, London, rated “Outstanding” by OFSTED. In January 2015, was recognised by the Schools Minister, David Laws, as one of the highest performing schools in England in terms of its work with pupils eligible for the Pupil Premium.

John was a School Improvement Advisor for Lambeth Local Authority and was one of two Education Strategy Consultants working for the City of London.

As a qualified OFSTED inspector, John joined SERCO's inspection team for the latter part of 2014-15 and is now using these skills to lead Reviews within the GEMS schools network in the UAE.

James Neill is the International Director at the GL Education Group.

James studied physics at Nottingham University, and returned to study a PGCE. He taught physics and science in Nottingham before moving further afield to London and then Thailand. He has also been an examiner for AQA physics examinations.

Upon leaving teaching, James joined Pearson Edexcel. Initially based in England, James then moved to the UAE where he worked with schools and stakeholders in the Middle East to support curriculum development and vocational courses as well as supporting teachers in using data and technology to raise attainment. 

James has also worked with organisations to develop admissions tests for university courses, as well as developing online assessment solutions for professional organisations.

James travels extensively, regularly speaking at conferences and visiting individual schools to understand their needs and support their mission to provide the very best education for their students.

Terms and Conditions

Substitutions are welcome at any time. Written cancellations received two weeks or more will qualify for a full refund. Written cancellations received between two and one week before the event will qualify for a 50% refund. Cancellations made less than one week before the event will not qualify for a refund. Cancellations must be made in writing to GL Education reserves the right to amend the programme without notice due to unforeseen circumstances. We also reserve the right in our absolute discretion and without further liability to cancel the programme in which case all monies will be refunded.

What you'll learn...

  • How data can transform teaching and learning
  • How to engage and coach teaching staff
  • The importance of data in accreditation and self-improvement processes