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10 Questions with Paul Topping

Paul Topping is a member of the new Executive Leadership Team and Headteacher of Senior School Voorschoten at the British School in The Netherlands. He is designated a National Leader of Education by the Department for Education and is a serving Ofsted inspector. Paul has previously held Headships in two outstanding schools, including a National Teaching School in the West Midlands, UK.

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What is the Point of Technology in Education?

"Perhaps, rather than buying the technology just because it is there, we should be starting from the challenges teachers face and developing technology that addresses their needs, based on best-practice and evidence."

Get My Grades is an innovative online learning platform that enables students to learn, revise and assess themselves. They will be exhibiting at the 38th COBIS Annual Conference - Vision 2030: The Future of International Education (11-13 May 2019).

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Millennials: Developing Leaders for 2030

'Millennials, born between 1980-1996, seem to be wired differently from other generations, (Hobart and Sendek, 2014). And as with most generations (Traditionalists; 1900-1945), (Baby Boomers; 1946-1964), (Gen Xers 1965-1979), stereotypical views abound. Millennials are often characterised as mollycoddled, spoiled, helicoptered, self-absorbed job-hoppers who characteristically lack resilience and the work ethic of previous generations. However, the truth is a much more complex picture.'

David Porritt and Hannah Porritt blog ahead of their session at the 38th COBIS Annual Conference

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Why take the COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance Route?

Peter Simpson, Director of Accreditation, and Gary Minnitt, Assistant Director of Accreditation, at COBIS will be speaking in the morning break-out session from 11.00-12.10 on Monday 13 May at the 38th COBIS Annual Conference on: ‘COBIS Patron’s Accreditation Would You Accredit It? 100 Schools in Two years – COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance’. Book your place at the 38th COBIS Annual Conference to benefit from this session and many others too.

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Ten Questions with Paul Prouse

Paul is a Pastoral Tutor, Teacher of Science & Mathematics and occasional Boarding Assistant at King’s College Saint Michaels in the UK.  When he is not coordinating the British Physics Olympiad or the COBIS / Mangahigh Maths Challenge, he enjoys evaluating educational technology and contributing to the development of digital learning resources.

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I’m a Celebrity…and So Are You

Matthew Savage is Principal at the International Community School (www.ics.edu.jo), the only accredited member of COBIS in Jordan and the global home of #themonalisaeffect, and he will be speaking at the 38th Annual COBIS Conference in London in May 2019. Matthew also regularly leads training for school leaders across the world, both online and in situ, to help them personalise the learning and wellbeing of each individual child – more details of which can be found at www.monalisaeffect.me.

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It Takes a Village to Raise a Child

Richard Gerver was formerly Headteacher of the internationally respected Grange Primary School in Long Eaton, UK, where he put into action his passionate belief in child-centric learning that focuses on experience and context. He is an international speaker, and has been an adviser to the DCSF, the QCA and the Government on many areas of education policy, mostly in defining school change for the 21st century. A former National Teaching Award winner, Richard has been described as one of the most innovative and inspirational school leaders of our time. See www.richardgerver.com for more information.

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