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RESIDENTIAL HANDBOOK

Dear colleagues It is difficult to believe that the second residential is almost upon us. The senior leadership programme so far has been in many ways a reflection of your lives in school this year: lively discussion and debate, new information and ideas encountered, colleagues expressing and experimenting with new ideas (and technologies!) and seeking the grail of ‘evidence about what works’, not to mention juggling priorities to find time to commit to your own learning and development. You will know from contact and conversation with you throughout the year that we have been delighted with the levels of participation and the high quality of the engagement. The programme is resulting in some very valuable outcomes, such as the recent wiki summary of characteristics of outstanding leadership in Nord Anglia Education schools and the professional enquiry projects which you are undertaking to lead developmental priorities in your schools. The first residential was focussed on understanding the internal and external contexts for your work as well as some of the key concepts of leadership and school development and management. The second residential is very much about leadership in action, the day to day decisions and interactions of leaders in times of change, crisis or stability. You will see from the programme that we have highly regarded speakers from education and business as well as from the Nord Anglia Education Team and Directorates. Importantly, we have sought to involve you actively in the sessions, presenting and discussing, and we look forward to learning from you. There will also be the opportunity to speak to your tutor about your professional enquiry. We look forward of course very much to welcoming you all to the Warwick residential on this next step of your leadership journey together.

H.Lowe Hilary Lowe Programme Leader

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SENIOR LEADERSHIP RESIDENTIAL PROGRAMME OVERVIEW Day 1: Wednesday 1 May Myself as a leader Seeking dolphins

Liz Allen, Headteacher Newstead Wood School for Girls

What it’s like riding the wave

Steve Elsom, Regional Director Lloyds Banking Group

A day in the life

Andrew Gore, Chief Operations Officer Spire Healthcare

Leading a self-improving school: The role of Professional Development

Professor Deborah Eyre, Education Director Nord Anglia Education

Workshop looking at: • Where are we now • Where do we need to get to • How are we going to get there

Hilary Lowe, Programme Lead

New modes of CPD: The role of digital technologies

Wendy Berliner, Head of Education, Guardian Business and Professional

Teachmeet CPD event held at the conference venue

Day 2: Thursday 2 May An impact on learning Involving and Engaging Parents

Wendy BerlinerHead of Education Guardian Business and Professional

Action planning : So what needs to change? High Performance Learning in action 1 Christine Easom, P4C Educator

Leading Learning Decisions: Philosophy for Children High Performance Learning in action 2

Day 3: Friday 3 May Challenges in international schools Educating Global Citizens

Professor Mick Waters, Professor of Education University of Wolverhampton

Major issues and leadership challenges workshop • EAL • HPL • MAC • Finance • Primary/secondary specific issues

Hilary Lowe, Project Leader Mark Whitfield, Project Director

Action Learning: My leadership challenge

Abu Dhabi Professional Development Project

Day 4: Saturday 4 May Evidence based leadership Scenario based task

Mark Orrow Whiting, Director of Curriculum and Student Performance

Collaboration: finding the model, reaping the benefits

David Hargreaves, Fellow Emeritus Wolfson College, Cambridge

Day 5: Sunday 5 May Building an effective workforce Recruitment/interviewing skills, Performance management Difficult conversations/influencing, Next steps in the programme

Nicky Duggan Redfern, Group Head of HR Bev Paulin, Group Head of Talent and Organisation Development, Hilary Lowe, Programme Lead

Closing remarks

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WEDNESDAY 1st MAY - MYSELF AS LEADER Day 1: Wednesday 1 May Myself as a leader 8.00

Registration

8.45 – 9.00 Introduction and welcome

Professor Deborah Eyre, Education Director Nord Anglia Education

Session 1 My leadership style 9.00

Seeking dolphins

Liz Allen, Headteacher, Newstead Wood School for Girls

9.40

Personal reflection

What do you take away from this?

10.00

What it’s like riding the wave

Steve Elsom, Regional Director, Lloyds Banking Group

10.40

Personal reflection

What do you take away from this?

11.00

A day in the life

Andrew Gore, Chief Operations Officer, Spire Healthcare

11.40

Personal reflection

What do you take away from this?

12.00

Syndicate groups discussion

12.30

Feedback from each group

12.45

Lunch

Lakeview Restaurant, Scarman

Session 2 Effective professional development 13.30

Leading a self-improving school: The role of Professional Development

Professor Deborah Eyre Education Director Nord Anglia Education

14.15

Workshop looking at: Hilary Lowe, Programme Lead • Where are we now • Where do we need to get to • How are we going to get there

16.00

New modes of CPD: The role of digital technologies

Wendy Berliner, Head of Education, Guardian Business and Professional

19.30

Dinner

Lakeview Restaurant, Scarman

MYSELF AS LEADER: LEARNING OBJECTIVES MYSELF AS LEADER

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Consider and reflect on a range of leadership behaviours in different professional contexts Reflect critically on the effectiveness and impact of different leadership behaviours Explore and reflect critically on one’s personal leadership behaviours and their impact on others Identify leadership development needs and how to address them

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LEADING IN SELF-IMPROVING SCHOOLS

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Think about the implications of the Company’s desire to unleash rather than mandate Look at what is happening in the education world around self-improving schools Consider the characteristics of self-improving schools Look at how they use professional development to drive improvement Reflect on your schools’ approach to Professional Development Consider how a Nord Anglia Education school might approach Professional Development given its context as part of a family and with Nord Anglia University

NEW MODES OF CPD: THE ROLE OF DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES - - - -

Gain knowledge of the range of digital technologies available for professional learning Understand and reflect critically on the effectiveness of digital learning technologies within a framework of evidence about effective professional development Consider the potential applications of digital technologies to Nord Anglia school professional development priorities Devise a plan to pilot the use of digital technologies in own school’s professional development plans

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THURSDAY 2nd MAY - AN IMPACT ON LEARNING Day 2: Thursday 2 May An impact on learning 8.45 Introduction Session 1 Parental engagement

Barbara Hollingworth, Deputy Education Director

9.00 Involving and Engaging Parents

Wendy Berliner, Head of Education Guardian Business and Professional

11.00

So what needs to change? Action planning

Education Team to move between groups

12.30

Lunch

Lakeview Restaurant, Scarman

Session 2 Leading Teaching and Learning 13.30

High Performance Learning in Action 1

Education Team

14.30

Leading Learning Decisions: Philosophy for Children

Christine Easom, P4C Educator

15.45

Syndicate discussion groups on P4C

16.30

High Performance Learning in Action 2

Education Team

18.00 Close 19.00

Dinner

Tumeric Gold, Coventry

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AN IMPACT ON LEARNING: LEARNING OBJECTIVES INVOLVING AND ENGAGING PARENTS IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS - - - - -

Understand the impact of parental engagement and involvement in international schools Appreciate the distinction between parental engagement and parental involvement Explore case studies of parental engagement and parental involvement in schools Evaluate own school’s practice in this area and to consider what forms of parental engagement and involvement can be developed in Nord Anglia schools Reflect in Primary and Secondary groups on what needs to change in order to adopt new and enhanced forms of parental engagement and parental involvement

HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING IN ACTION: SESSION 1

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Review the key ingredients and expected outcomes of High Performance Learning in Nord Anglia schools Reflect critically on examples of curriculum specific High Performance Learning Discuss High Performance Learning in the context of all curriculum areas To consider how individual curriculum leaders and senior leaders can take forward High Performance Learning

LEADING LEARNING: PHILOSOPHY FOR CHILDREN (P4C) CASE STUDY

- Reflect critically on the potential of P4C in the high performance learning repertoire - Consider the steps by which P4C could be introduced and adopted, with particular reference to: - How to familiarise staff , students and parents with the benefits of P4C - How to develop P4C into classroom and whole school practices - How to address barriers to its implementation - Formulate an initial plan for the introduction of P4C in a school section or curriculum area

HIGH PERFORMANCE LEARNING IN ACTION: SESSION 2 - - - -

Reflect critically on presentations given by colleagues about their experience of introducing and implementing High Performance Learning in their schools Share as a group experiences and reflections on High Performance Learning developments and the leadership role Agree as a group on some key principles for the effective management and leadership of High Performance Learning in Nord Anglia Education schools Devise a plan to pilot the use of digital technologies in own school’s professional development plans

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FRIDAY 3rd MAY -CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS Day 3: Friday 3 May Challenges in international schools 8.45

Introduction

Mark Orrow-Whiting, Director of curriculum and student performance

Session 1 The students 9.00 Educating Global Citizens 10.00

Professor Mick Waters, Professor of Education University of Wolverhampton

Syndicate groups discussion

Session 2 Challenges for my school 11.00 Major issues and leadership challenges workshop • EAL • HPL • MAC • Finance • Primary/secondary specific issues

Hilary Lowe, Project Leader

13.00

Main dining room, Scarman

Lunch

Session 3 Challenges for me 14.00

Action Learning: My leadership challenge

Mark Whitfield, Project Director Abu Dhabi Professional Development Project

17.00 Close 19.30

Dinner

Lakeview restaurant, Scarman

CHALLENGES IN INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS: LEARNING OBJECTIVES EDUCATING GLOBAL CITIZENS IN THE 21ST CENTURY - - -

Understand the international drivers for curriculum change Reflect critically on the skills, knowledge & dispositions schools should be developing in their students Consider the unique contribution which international schools can make to educating successful confident and responsible global citizens

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MAJOR ISSUES AND CHALLENGES

- Participants to share the major issues and leadership challenges currently posed by their schools - To discuss the issues raised as a group with a view to proposing ways forward and possible solutions - To agree the key leadership actions any other Nord Anglia Education actions which emerge from the above

ACTION LEARNING: MY LEADERSHIP CHALLENGE - - -

Share with colleagues a key personal leadership challenge Use an action learning model to discuss and propose how the individual leadership challenges could be addressed and/or supported Understand, apply and reflect critically on action learning as a model for professional dialogue and development

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SATURDAY 4th MAY - EVIDENCE BASED LEADERSHIP Day 4: Saturday 4 May Evidence Based Leadership 8.45 Introduction

Mark Whitfield Project Director Abu Dhabi Professional Development Project

Session 1 Data driven decision making 9.00

Scenario based task

Mark Orrow Whiting, Director of Curriculum and Student Performance

12.30

Lunch

Lakeview restaurant, Scarman

Session 2 Collaboration 13.30

Collaboration: finding the model, David Hargreaves, Fellow Emeritus, Wolfson College, Cambridge reaping the benefits

17.00 Close 19.00 Gala Dinner

Sarah Winckless, Director, Flint Performance Partners Olympic bronze medallist and double world champion rower

EVIDENCE BASED LEADERSHIP: LEARNING OBJECTIVES USING DATA EFFECTIVELY - - - - -

Consider the range of data currently available to us about the performance of our schools and the data which each of our schools currently collects Use an example scenario school and some example data to understand the development needs of a school (strengths, areas for development and possible leadership implications) Make some management and curriculum decisions based on the example evidence provided leading to some proposed school development priorities Evaluate the process and consider what additional information our schools should routinely collect in future to be able to make accurate decisions Prepare a personal action plan of future data to collect

COLLABORATION: REAPING THE BENEFITS (INCLUDING A SESSION ON MAKING THE MOST OF NAU AS A MECHANISM FOR CROSS-SCHOOL COLLABORATION) - - - - - -

Consider an analysis of SISS in the international context Share definitions of the features of outstanding and self-improving schools Gain understanding of the characteristics of collaborative working for school improvement with reference to the UK context Explore the potential benefits and possibilities of collaborative working in the Nord Anglia context Consider the leadership role in developing and managing collaborative networks Reflect on the function of governance structures in the creation of self-improving schools 10


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SUNDAY 5th MAY - LEADING AND MANAGING PEOPLE Day 5: Sunday 5 May Leading and Managing People 8.45

Introduction

Hilary Lowe, Programme Lead

8.40

Recruitment/interviewing skills Performance management Difficult conversations/influencing

Nicky Duggan Redfern, Group Head of HR

12.30

Lunch

Session 1

Bev Paulin, Group Head of Talent and Organisation Development

Session 2 13.00

Session continued

14.15-14.30

Next steps in the programme

Closing remarks

Hilary Lowe, Programme Lead

Professor Deborah Eyre, Education Director Nord Anglia Education

LEADING AND MANAGING PEOPLE: LEARNING OBJECTIVES - - - - -

Understand the role of Performance Management in the teaching profession. Ensure that participants in the Senior Leadership Programme are fully familiar with the Nord Anglia Education Performance Management Process. Learn about best practice in performance management and conducting developmental conversations. Gain increased confidence in conducting a developmental discussion in support of performance and career development. Become more confident in managing difficult conversations.

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COACHING During the residential period there will be the opportunity to have a two hour coaching session with Peter Buckley. Peter also coached the Principals during the Executive Leadership Programme so he is a familiar face who knows and understands how our Company works and is a very experienced coach. The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) considers that coaching is developing a person’s skills and knowledge so that their job performance improves, supporting the achievement of organisational objectives. It targets high performance and improvement at work, although it may also have an impact on an individual’s private life. We are only able to provide a one off coaching session for the Senior Leadership Programme but we hope you will find it a valuable opportunity to enhance and augment your leadership skills as leaders within Nord Anglia Education. The coaching timetable will be sent to you a week before the residential. It is hoped we can work out suitable times for everyone at some time during the week.

PETER BUCKLEY Peter has a first degree in Human Sciences, medical research at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund (ICRF) and the Royal Free Hospital, London, and studied Dentistry in the early 80’s at Guys in London. On leaving the dental profession, Peter entered military service. Having served as a staff officer in locations as far a-field as the Falkland Islands and Cyprus. Over a number of years, Peter moved through leadership and board level positions. In 1999, Peter co-founded medipurchase.com, a B2B health care procurement portal. He experienced the moral challenges of combining a focus on delivering the business, while maintaining all the ethical values he believes necessary for effective leadership. In 2000 Peter set up his own consultancy partnership, the ‘Peter Buckley Partnership’ and has built up an extensive portfolio of FTSE100 and public sector clients. He has worked internationally in Abu Dhabi, China, France, India, Italy, Switzerland, Tanzania and the USA. Giving back to society features highly in Peter’s work-life-balance and he works supporting teenagers starting new businesses.

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SPEAKER BIOGRAPHIES GUEST SPEAKERS

Elizabeth Allen

Headteacher, Newstead Wood School for Girls

From her first teaching post in 1967, Liz has managed curriculum initiatives that have opened up opportunities for young people to aspire to high personal achievement. In her first headship at Altwood Church of England Comprehensive School (1993-2001), she worked on national guidelines for formative assessment and target-setting. Now, as headteacher of Newstead Wood School, she continues her commitment to raising achievement for all young people, especially for the exceptionally able. Newstead has Engineering and Languages Specialisms and is a Gifted and Talented Lead School for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. Liz is a National Leader of Education and Newstead is a National Support School, working in partnership with London secondary schools, to raise aspirations and achievement for the capital’s young people. Liz encourages students and staff to work creatively and to lead the development of innovative educational practice.

Steve Elsom

Regional Director, Lloyds Banking Group Steve heads up Commercial Banking for East Anglia with a team of 100 front line and support staff across the three counties. He has over 30 years experience with the bank and has led teams across Retail, Corporate and Commercial divisions of the bank. He works closely with the business agencies, media and politicians across the region in supporting the SME agenda and is personally involved in several regional ventures including business mentoring, supporting the curriculum for entrepreneurs of the future, and has introduced local ‘dragons den’ business sessions for start ups and fledgling businesses. Steve also actively supports several charities, is a school governor, is a member of a number of regional steering committees and is a passionate Spurs season ticket holder!

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Andrew Gore Chief Operations Officer, Spire Healthcare Andrew Gore is the National Operations Director, Spire Healthcare. Andrew moved into private hospital leadership and management 16 years ago after a successful career in the hospitality industry. Since joining what was BUPA Hospitals and now Spire he has run 3 diverse hospitals; South Bank, Harpenden and Bushey. Now as National Operations Director Andrew brings with him a wealth of experience and knowledge and is ready for all the challenges that lie ahead in his new role which is primarily supporting all Spire businesses to achieve their performance aspirations - naturally challenging where value can be added!

Professor Mick Waters Professor of Education, University of Wolverhampton Professor Mick Waters works with the schools in the Black Country Challenge in raising standards in the West Midlands. He works with schools in other parts of the country on innovative approaches to learning and on several other initiatives to push the boundaries for making learning better. Mick is an Honorary Fellow of the College of Teachers. He is a patron of Heads, Teachers and Industry (HTI), which seeks ways to build reciprocal understanding between sectors, and a Trustee of the Children’s University which offers a range of learning opportunities beyond the school environment. He is chair of Curriculum Enrichment for a Common Era, an organisation which promotes multicultural understanding through learning. Mick is also a patron of the Values Trust which endeavours to promote values driven approaches to learning. He is also the inaugural president of the Curriculum Foundation, which seeks to promote a voice for the power and potential of the whole curriculum. Previously, he worked at the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority as Director of Curriculum taking a leading role in helping schools to rethink their approach to curriculum design and influencing national policy on aspects of the national curriculum. Mick believes that learning should be treasured and valued and that it needs to be shaped to fit with children’s lives. People in schools need to set understandings of their children alongside the learning they should meet to create learning that is irresistible. Before joining QCA, Mick was Chief Education Officer for the City of Manchester. In a challenging education environment schools worked hard to break the cycle of urban deprivation, promoting a wide and rich curriculum and encouraging all learners to achieve as much as possible. Key agendas included the development of joint children’s services, the 14-19 strategy, the employment and skills dimension and configuring all this around Building Schools for the Future. Mick has experience of headship in two schools and of working in teacher training.

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Professor David Hargreaves

David H Hargreaves is an independent education consultant and Fellow emeritus of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He was educated at Bolton School and Christ’s College Cambridge. After teaching in Hull, he was a researcher in a Salford school before becoming a lecturer at the in the Department of Education at University of Manchester. Fifteen years later he became reader in education at the University of Oxford. Serving as the chairman of a commission into underachievement in inner London secondary schools led to his appointment as Chief Inspector of the Inner London Education Authority (ILEA). After returning to Cambridge as professor of education for twelve years, he became chief executive of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA). Following a period as a policy adviser to the Secretary of State for Education, he became chairman of the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA), chairman of the Regional Arts Board, and associate director (development and research) of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (SSAT) as well as a senior associate of the thinktank Demos. He is a foundation academician of the Academy of the Social Sciences. He was selected to be among the ‘Pioneers of qualitative social research’ whose work and life history have been archived at the British Library. He has published many books and journal articles, as well as pamphlets, including eighteen for school leaders for the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust. He is currently completing a series of four ‘thinkpieces’ for the National College on how inter-school partnerships can create a self-improving school system.

Wendy Berliner

Head of Education, Guardian Professional Wendy Berliner is Head of Education for Guardian Professional, and is leading development of a series of online professional networks for educators including the Guardian Teacher Network, the fast growing resource and support site for inspirational teachers and leaders with more than 130,000 members. An award winning educational journalist, Wendy is a former education correspondent of The Guardian, education features editor of The Independent and editor of the Times Educational Supplement. Wendy rejoined Guardian News and Media in 2011 after two years spent in Dubai as a director of the world’s largest group of international schools, where she developed a parental engagement programme for the company.

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Christine Easom P4C Educator Christine taught Religious Studies in secondary schools for 30 years and her innovative approache to teaching were a significant factor in her school becoming the first Humanities Specialist School in Staffordshire. “Philosophy for Children” has enabled her to apply a systematic approach in which philosophical dialogue and reflection can transform the nature and quality of teaching and learning. She is trained to SAPERE level 3 in Philosophy for Children and am proceeding to accredited trainer status. She founded “Creative Spaces Education” to share my insights and expertise in support of innovative teaching and learning in a range of contexts across the UK. Her recent professional development has explored the nature of creativity and mindful awareness, and their impact on motivation and achievement. She is actively involved in teacher development in Staffordshire with the senior adviser supporting the gifted and talented programme.

NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION

Deborah Eyre Education Director, Nord Anglia Education Deborah is currently Education Director for Nord Anglia Education and responsible all for education in this global company. An established writer and leading international influencer, Deborah is very well known in education circles and has been a researcher and advocate for gifted education for over 30 years. As part of her wider role, she is currently supporting work on gifted education in Middle East, Africa and Far East where a variety of governments are using her work. The former Director of the National Academy for Gifted and Talented Youth (NAGTY) she has served as a Board member of TDA and The National College, been Vice‐ President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Youth and is a Patron of National Association for Able Children in Education. She serves on the Boards of the Centre for Talented Youth (CTY), Baltimore, USA, Africa Gifted Foundation (AGF) and Inspiring Futures (IF). Deborah has university links with Oxford University, University of Warwick, Witwatersrand University, South Africa and Hong Kong Institute of Education.

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Hilary Lowe Programme Leader Hilary has been a senior manager and Head of Modern Languages in large secondary comprehensive schools, a teacher trainer and University senior manager, most recently as Associate Dean at Oxford Brookes University, where she is now a Visiting Fellow. Hilary has long standing interests and expertise in the education of more able children, having been Project Director for the DfE’s National Training Programme for Gifted and Talented Co-ordinators, a member of several education advisory groups and has published and presented widely on education for more able students, school improvement and teachers’ professional development. Her publications include ‘Curriculum Provision for the Gifted and Talented in the Secondary School’ which she co-edited with Deborah Eyre and in which she also wrote the chapter on Modern Foreign Languages. Hilary Lowe is currently President of the National Association for Able Children and is a governor at an Academy school.

Mark Whitfield Project Director, Nord Anglia Education Mark Whitfield joined Nord Anglia Education in May 2012 and is currently based in Abu Dhabi where he is Project Director for Abu Dhabi Education Council’s ‘Tamkeen’ professional development project; Nord Anglia Education is working with 150 school leaders in 42 government schools to develop leadership capacity and sustainable professional development. A qualified teacher, prior to joining Nord Anglia Education, Mark was an Associate Dean at the University of Cumbria, responsible for a broad portfolio of university business, including supporting partnerships with schools, secondary education and accredited CPD and also university enterprise activity. Mark has an MA in education leadership and management from Lancaster University and his academic interests relate to areas of leadership (change management, strategic leadership, quality management, emotional intelligence), aspects of professional development and learning (professional learning communities, action learning sets, action research) and also to ICT in education. Mark describes himself as an ‘academic entrepreneur’ who is committed to supporting ‘school-led’ teacher development that is firmly aligned to ensuring the very best outcomes for children and young people. Mark is an advocate of an education future that embraces new thinking, new pedagogies and new technologies in a market-led context shaped by the needs of 21st century learners.

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Barbara Hollingworth, Deputy Education Director

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Barbara joined Nord Anglia Education in 2005 following a successful career in education. As a teacher she specialised in performing arts and taught in the primary and secondary sectors before becoming a headteacher. She has also trained aspiring headteachers at Manchester University and new inspectors for Ofsted. She spent eight years as one of her Majesty’s Inspectors working in the School Improvement Division and became Associate Divisional Manager for the Primary and Independent Division. Barbara also has project management experience and was Director of Inspections, leading the Ofsted inspection contract, and then Head of Learning Services for Nord Anglia Education. She became Deputy Director of Education in 2010.

Bev Paulin Group Head of Talent and Organisational Development, Nord Anglia Education

Bev Paulin is the Group Head of Talent and Organisation Development and is based in the Hong Kong office. She reports to Nicky Duggan Redfern, Group Head of HR and is responsible for developing strategies in relation to Talent Management, Succession Planning, Employee Engagement, and Learning and Development. In this role, Bev works closely with the Education Team to align with the development work already taking place, and consults extensively with key leaders across the company. Bev brings extensive experience in career, leadership and organisational development, assessment, and coaching in Asia and Australia. She has qualifications in psychology, education, human and organisational systems, and coaching, and is currently undertaking a doctorate. Prior to joining Nord Anglia Education, Bev held roles as the Head of Organisational Capability at an Australian university, and the Coaching Talent Director (Asia Pacific) with a global educational institute focused exclusively on leadership development. Over the course of her career, she has led and participated in consulting assignments within the education sector, and professional development programmes with educational leaders and teachers.

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Mark Orrow-Whiting

Director of Curriculum and Student Performance

Mark Orrow-Whiting is Director of Curriculum and Student Performance at Nord Anglia Education and has responsibility for the educational performance of students in all Nord Anglia Education schools as well as the curriculum offer that each school provides. Mark is helping our schools to understand that the curriculum is the entire planed learning experience including what happens in the classroom but also outside of lessons both in and out of school. As part of this work, Mark has lead responsibility for the Global Classroom – Nord Anglia Educations’ virtual, in-school and face-to-face project supporting students to develop their advanced learning attitudes and skills. Mark Joined Nord Anglia Education in 2011. For 7 years prior to this he was Senior National Policy Adviser for the UK Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency playing a leading role in developing both the Primary and Secondary English National Curriculum as well as speaking on curriculum and assessment matters both nationally and internationally. As well as working in the policy field in the UK, Mark has taught in secondary schools in England and Internationally and has recently completed a Masters in Educational Research on ‘The Curriculum’. He continues working in the UK in Education as a Senior Research Fellow at Kings College London where he lectures and tutors masters students. He also tries to help his 2 young daughters succeed in school.

Nicky Duggan Redfern Group HR Director Nicky joined Nord Anglia Education in January 2012 from HSBC Hong Kong, where she was the Regional Finance Head of Organisation Development from 2007. Prior to this Nicky was the Human Resource Director of LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts (now LASALLE College of the Arts) where she successfully led people change initiatives including talent and capability development, performance management and renewed effectiveness in retention and recruitment. With an extensive range of HR leadership experience in businesses in Australia, Asia Pacific, Latin America, Middle East and Europe. Nicky has a strong track record in delivering successful organisational development, employee engagement, integration and people change projects.

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If you have any general questions about the programme, please contact:

Kate Nicholls, Programme Manager - kate.nicholls@nordanglia.com For logistical enquiries or events management questions, please contact:

Angi Richards, PA to Deborah Eyre - angi.richards@nordanglia.com


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