The Bottom Line of International Learning

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Don't miss our professional learning event of the year!

Join us in London for this exciting opportunity to engage with schools improving learning every day with the IEYC, IPC and IMYC.

Hear different perspectives on international education from our keynote speakers and attend workshops run by some of our most successful schools.

Network with colleagues from all over the world, learn new approaches to classroom practice and leave full of ideas to inspire your students!


Day 1
Wednesday 12th July

10:30 Accreditation Celebration Day (This pre-conference session is for existing Accredited schools or invited schools going through the Accreditation or Pre-Accreditation process)
15:30 Arrival refreshments
16:00 Festival welcome
16:30 Keynote session – Michelle Thomas
17:30 Close

Day 2
Thursday 13th July

09:00 Workshop 1
10:30 Break
11:00 Workshop 2
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Workshop 3
15:00 Break
15:15 Keynote session – Dr Nick Baylis
16:30 Close (followed by optional drop-in session*)
19:00 Dinner and social at the Lensbury
*This will be an informal session for those new to Twitter to support the creation of a Professional Learning Network

Day 3
Friday 14th July

09:00 Workshop 4
10:30 Break
10:45 Workshop 5
12:15 Lunch
13:00 Q&A with the Heads of IEYC, IPC, IMYC and Accreditation session 1
13:30 Q&A with the Heads of IEYC, IPC, IMYC and Accreditation session 2
14:00 Workshop 6
15:30 Final plenary
15:45 Close


Michelle Thomas

Executive Headteacher, New Wave Federation

"Leadership to Improve Learning": How do international school leaders ensure that improving learning remains at the forefront of their decision making in these challenging times? Michelle Thomas will outline how a learning-centred approach to leadership can drive school improvement and promote an innovative culture for all.

Michelle has been a Headteacher since 2004 and is currently the Executive Headteacher of The New Wave Federation which consists of 3 high performing and innovative primary schools in London. She is a recognised National Leader in Education (NLE) and Ofsted Inspector.

Her federation is proud to have IPC schools which have been accredited at Mastering level. Her passion and drive comes from her belief that all schools can be outstanding and that the rigour behind whatever you do, is vital in this transition.

She enjoys looking at new ways to approach learning so that all children achieve excellence. They were recently recognised by Apple as part of their school recognition program as Apple Distinguished Schools and thoroughly enjoy sharing their experiences on how to make learning fun, engaging and purposeful.


Dr Nick Baylis, PhD FRSA

Consultant Well-being Psychologist

"Helping your whole school community to flourish through the study of well-being"

Nick defines well-being as ‘the know-how and self-motivation to embrace whatever life throws at you, and to transform it into something beautiful of which you can be proud.’

Nick has spent 22 years exploring what principles, strategies and skills can help a life go wonderfully well. After lecturing the ‘Art, Craft & Science of Well-being’ at Cambridge University for eight years, (following his own Cambridge University PhD in this field), Nick then wrote

Penguin Book’s ‘The Rough Guide to Happiness’, plus 100 weekly columns as ‘Dr FeelGood’ in The Times newspaper, and he hosted a three-day Royal Society conference that included the Nobel Laureate Psychologist-Economist, Daniel Kahneman. This conference resulted in Nick co-editing The Science of Well-being for Oxford University Press & The Royal Society.

Sixteen years ago, Nick created a mentorship training-scheme, ‘Trail-Blazers’, in Europe’s largest ‘Young offender Prison’. It still runs today.

Nick is presently a Consultant & Presenter to Cambridge University Colleges (Queens’ and Trinity)… to School Headteacher conferences… and to England’s ‘National Health Service’. He has frequently given National TV and Radio interviews for the BBC and The World Service. Nick also works one to one as a well-being therapist with teenagers and adults from all walks of life.

He loves to play tennis, badminton, dance, box, sing (often at the same time) and to go out hiking with friends.   Visit

IPC Accredited School Workshops and IEYC/IPC/IMYC Courses

When registering, you need to select either the 6 workshop package from IPC Accredited Schools or an IEYC, IPC or IMYC 2-day course. Fieldwork Education reserves the right to cancel courses if minimum registration numbers are not met.

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Getting to Grips with the IEYC

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Getting to grips with the IMYC

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Getting to Grips with the IPC

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6 workshop package from Accredited IPC schools:

1. This is how we strengthen the school’s shared vision through our classroom practices to improve learning.

2. This is how we have deepened children’s international learning and their own sense of identity to help them succeed in the world of globalization.

3. This is how we differentiate so that every child is appropriately challenged to improve learning.

4. This is how we use digital learning to help children research and record in different ways to improve learning.

5. This is how we assess knowledge, skills and understanding and use this information to improve learning.

6. This is how we use the IPC Self-Review Process to improve learning across the school.


Accommodation and travel

Accommodation must be booked directly with the hotel.

We have a block of rooms on hold at the Lensbury Hotel (event venue) at a negotiated a group rate of £103.20/night (including VAT), which includes breakfast and full use of the leisure facilities. These rooms will be released on 20 June 2017 - please be sure to book early!

To confirm your room:
- Email Ryan ( AND Sally ( with your request.
- Use Fieldwork Education in the subject of your email

Meet the Trainers


Verity Welch


Isabel du Toit

Book your place

Registration closes on
28 June 2017

Cancellation Policy
If you are no longer able to attend the event please advise us in writing no later than 28 June 2017 to receive a full refund. After 28 June 2017 no refunds will be processed, however you are welcome to transfer your registration to a colleague. If you require a visa to enter the UK, please keep these dates in mind when planning your travel.


£749 + VAT


£799 + VAT

  • Entrance to all plenary sessions
  • 6 workshops from accredited IPC schools (IPC delegates) or 2 day training course (Getting to Grips with the IEYC or Getting to Grips with the IPC or Getting to Grips with the IMYC)*
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the conference
  • Dinner and social on the Thursday evening
  • *Certificates will be issued to participants who attend all 6 sessions of a training course
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The Lensbury
Broom Road, Teddington
TW11 9NU

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