Join us in Singapore 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!
1. This is how we strengthen the school’s shared vision through our classroom practices to improve learning.
Debbie Middleton, Principal and Joy Penner, Year 5/6 Teacher, IPC Coordinator, Deputy Head , Island Christian Academy, Hong Kong
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.
Deidre Hazelwood, Vice Principal (Curriculum) and Claire Douglas, Head of IPC , St Joseph’s International Elementary School, Singapore
3. This is how we differentiate so that every child is appropriately challenged to improve learning.
School to be confirmed
4. This is how we use digital learning to help children research and record in different ways to improve learning.
Claire Waller, Director of Learning and Teaching and Graeme Lazell, Lead Teacher for Primary ICT , Nexus International School, Malaysia
5. This is how we assess knowledge, skills and understanding and use this information to improve learning.
Catherine Lester, Headteacher and Francesca Stevens, IPC Curriculum Manager , Cheam Fields Primary Academy, Surrey, UK
6. This is how we use the IPC Self-Review Process to improve learning across the school.
School to be confirmed
We have negotiated a discounted rate of S$150.00 per night including breakfast (+10% Service Charge + 7% Goods and Services Tax) at the Changi Village Hotel. To book, please follow this link. Limited rooms are available at this discounted rate, so you are advised to book early.
More details about the Changi Village Hotel are available here
Buses will be provided at no additional cost from the Changi Village Hotel on Wednesday afternoon at 3.30pm and Thursday and Friday morning at 8.30am, travelling to the Overseas Family School. Return buses to the hotel will be provided at 4.30pm on Thursday and 4.00pm on Friday. There will also be a bus from the drinks reception at 7.00pm and 7.30pm on the Wednesday. The Festival dinner and social is also a short walk from the hotel.
During registration, you will be asked whether you intend to stay at the recommended hotel and whether you would like to use the buses. Buses will leave on time and will not wait for latecomers.
The Overseas Family School is a short taxi ride from downtown Singapore. Click here to see more details on the location.View address
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 www.DrNickBaylis.com
Nick’s keynote presentation will begin with his first and fundamental principle of well-being: life is so unpredictable for us, that our best strategy is to be versatile enough to continually adapt ourselves. His study of well-being…the understanding of how a life can go well in all its key arenas… will draw on scientific observations as well as the most celebrated works of art & craft: the sculpture, paintings, plays, novels, films, dance and music…which can all provide insights into the dynamics of our day to day human-life, and how progress can be nurtured for teachers, students and the wider communities in which we operate.
Neil has been a Principal of seven outstanding schools, across the UK, Singapore and China, including a federation of schools in Central London. In 2009, he was designated a UK National Leader of Education for his work in leading outstanding schools. With a Post Grad in Mathematics from Brunel University, London and an MA and PhD in Education from King's College London, Neil has worked with The Universities of Manchester, Birmingham and Warwick in the UK on their leadership and teacher training courses and is a former external examiner for their Master’s Degrees.
He was a Director at the SSAT (Specialist Schools and Academies Trust) in the UK as well as being a member of the National Steering Group of the Cambridge Primary Review, which conducted the UK’s largest piece of research for 40 years into Elementary education. Neil was an advisory board member for the UK’s Outward Bound Trust and a member of the BECTA (the UK government's technology agency) Leading Leader network.
Neil has advised the UK Deputy Prime Minister’s Office on Early Years education, the English Secretary of State on IT and the UK's State Department for Education on Curriculum Review. He was a regular speaker at the UK Parliament’s Westminster Education Forum on these themes. He has worked with schools in the UK, Canada, Australia and America around his main areas of interest: pedagogy; coaching; new technologies and design thinking.
Neil is a 3rd degree black belt in Karate and 25 years ago was a member of the English Karate National Squad, competing around the world for a number of years. He plays the drums, guitar and piano, but says he has given up all hope of ever breaking into the big time until he has mastered bar chords.
Preet is an integral part of the IMYC Learning Team. She is responsible for introducing and developing the IMYC across the UK and Europe and supports the IMYC schools community globally by working, sharing and collaborating with them. Preet has been involved with the IMYC since the planning and development of the curriculum began.
Preet joined Fieldwork in 2009 and was involved in the growth and development of the Looking for Learning Toolkit and has helped school leaders to improve schools by improving student learning. Preet has over 10 years’ experience of working with school leaders across the primary and secondary school sectors providing support, advice, guidance and training on curriculum resources, assessment tools and IT solutions.
Preet is passionate about improving learning and believes the IMYC will support schools and student’s to embrace and love learning.
Isabel leads the IMYC for Fieldwork Education, also taking responsibility for development, improvement and curriculum updates. She is an experienced teacher and trainer and was a secondary mathematics teacher and school leader for many years before joining Fieldwork in 2008. Isabel is passionate about learning and is particularly interested in how the latest research on 'learning and the brain' can be utilised to improve student learning in every classroom.
Isabel has worked with many schools, consulting with leaders, training teachers and speaking at many conferences, including International School Conferences like ECIS and ELSA.
Neil is an education consultant with a wide range of experience, including providing training for Fieldwork Education. He has been a PGCE course director, published freelance writer, English and Drama adviser, university lecturer, public speaker and classroom teacher. He co-founded Personal Best Learning and is a director of I BEST International Education – an Anglo-Chinese company created to support international education projects – where he directed the training programme for both UK and Chinese teachers.
He has additionally been the lead trainer for a major teacher training programme developed by Cambridge English and has successfully trained over 750 teachers in Chaoyang district, Beijing. Other projects have included writing a training programme for Chinese graduates completing UK internships, writing and delivering training programmes for Chinese early years, primary teachers and secondary teachers and providing whole school curriculum development advice for schools across Beijing.
Sarah is currently Fieldwork Education’s Regional Manager (Asia-Pacific) and is based in Singapore. Before joining Fieldwork, Sarah managed her own education company in China where she created a comprehensive series of curriculums for Chinese children and devised and delivered a series of training courses for Chinese kindergarten teachers.
Following an Honours Degree at the University of Oxford, Sarah went on to complete postgraduate studies in teaching both children and adults specialising in English, literacy, disability and learning difficulties. She has gained extensive experience in pedagogical theory and practice through a varied career teaching in all phases of education both in the UK and overseas.
Sarah previously worked with the Department of Education in the UK developing national policy and curriculum and has a strong track record in directing national programmes in professional development for teachers in early years, family learning and adult learning. She also has extensive experience in curriculum innovation and professional development projects with non-government agencies in the UK and Europe.
Katie has more than 20 years experience in the field of education and has been involved with the International Primary Curriculum since its very first days. Initially as a classroom teacher in a large international school she had the experience of piloting and reviewing some of the very first units of work. Subsequently she moved to implement the IPC in Sakhalin, Russia where she was responsible for developing the curriculum across the school as the Leader for Learning.
Katie has worked for Fieldwork Education for the last 7 years and has been involved in supporting schools in the UK and Internationally. She was responsible for opening the first regional office in SE Asia and worked closely with schools across the region to support their curriculum development and delivery. Katie has been involved in leading professional learning days and delivering courses at regional conferences and summer schools. Katie is currently UK based and is the Schools Learning Consultant for the London North region.
Katie is a member of the Fieldwork Accreditation team and has been involved in several accreditation visits and also delivered workshop sessions to schools based around the self review.
Katie is passionate about improving children’s learning and believes the IPC provides children with essential lifelong learning skills. Her own classroom background and extensive work in schools has allowed her to directly experience this.
An international educator with extensive experience in curriculum design and development, Helen began her career as a nursery and reception teacher.
She was a Headteacher in the UK before working with government agencies in England and Australia where she helped review and develop national curriculum. In 2012 she joined the International Baccalaureate as Head of Programme Development for the IB’s Primary Years Programme.
Settling back the UK, she now works as a curriculum adviser, helping schools around the world develop the kind of curriculum that sparks the imagination and brings learning to life. Helen is thrilled to be involved in the launch of the International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and looks forward to following its successful implementation in schools.
The drinks reception will be held at the George’s at the Cove on the Wednesday. Buses will leave the venue at 19:00 and 19:30 to take delegates to the hotel.
The dinner and social will be held at Meyer House. This is a short walk from the Changi Village Hotel. Live music will be provided!
Cancellation Policy: If you are no longer able to attend the event please advise us in writing no later than 8 March 2017 to receive a full refund. After 8 March 2017 no refunds will be processed, however you are welcome to transfer your registration to a colleague. If you require a visa to enter Singapore please keep these dates in mind when planning your travel.