Education Experts

Education Experts is a unique event that is developed by schools for schools. All information shared will ultimately lead to school improvement and the evolvement of education to prepare the student of tomorrow.

Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors and Director-General of KHDA, said, “The new framework aligns with strategic plans and initiatives aimed at making Dubai a fully cohesive and inclusive society as part of the Dubai Disability Strategy. Our aspiration to be a fully inclusive city by 2020 will be strengthened by the new guidelines that enable greater access and better provisioning for students who experience special educational needs and disabilities in Dubai.”

The framework applies to all education sectors across Dubai including early childhood services, special needs centres, as well as primary, secondary and higher education providers. It also empowers education providers, regulatory authorities and governing bodies in Dubai to closely monitor progress and compliance.

Dr. Al Karam further added, “When we improve the quality of inclusion, we improve education for all. This is a major step-forward in our aspiration to provide access to high-quality education for everyone in Dubai.”

The program will specifically give advice and share best practice in meeting the Inclusive Education Policy Framework:

  • Identification and Early Intervention
  • Admissions, Participation and Equity
  • Leadership and Accountability
  • Systems of Support for Inclusive Education
  • Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting
  • Resourcing for Inclusive Education

Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a National Innovation Strategy on October 2014 with the aim of making the UAE one of the most innovative nations in the world within seven years.

The National Innovation Strategy sets the context for ‘innovation’ and ‘innovative leadership’ as the primary tools for delivering a programme of economic development and progress, stimulating creativity, and growing a distinct set of skills and capabilities across the nation in order to achieve the UAE Vision 2021.

The program will have a variety of interactive sharing of ideas, solutions and best practice in Digital Learning, STEM and Innovation.

  • Overview of Digital Learning Strategies and Solutions
  • Sharing of Best Practice from Leading Schools in the UAE
  • Integrating STEM
  • Innovation and The National Agenda
  • CPD Musts to Support Staff
  • Flipped Learning
  • Books v device dilemma
  • Engaging All Stakeholders in Digital Learning
  • Learning Environments of Future Schools
  • Meeting the Needs of Individual Learners Through the Use of Technology
  • 8:30AM - 8:45AM: Registration and Refreshments

  • 08:45AM - 09:00AM: Opening Remarks from The Chairman

  • 09:00AM - 09:25AM: The importance of leading inclusion from the Principal to the whole school environment

  • 09:25AM – 09:50AM: 'How do Children Learn'

    This presentation focuses on the neurology of the brain learning information, when there may be a concern, developmental milestones and the crucial role our sensory system plays in academic success.

  • 09:50AM: Panel Discussion: – Strategies and best practice to meet the inclusion framework

  • 10:30AM: Training all stakeholders

  • 11:00AM: Refreshments and Networking Break

  • 11:30AM -01:00pm: Roundtable Session / Workshop

    Attendees can sign up to 3 Roundtable Sessions or Workshops


    Roundtable = discussion based

    Workshops = Interactive demonstrations


    Roundtable 1:

    Delivering IEPs through outstanding classroom practice (quality first teaching)


    Roundtable 2:

    Managing SEND on a budget. How much should be allocated from the schools core budget.


    Roundtable 3:

    Changing school policy to meet higher need applications


    Roundtable 4:

    Roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders towards managing Persons of Determination


    Roundtable 5:

    Understanding the SEND audit.


    Roundtable 6:

    Identifying goals on an inclusion improvement plan

  • 01:00PM - 01:40PM: Lunch

  • 01:40PM - 02:00PM: Outstanding assessment or identification practices for PoD

  • 02:00PM - 02:40PM: Panel Discussion – How important is a diagnosis?

  • 02:40PM - 04:00PM: Roundtable Discussion

    Attendees can sign up to 3 Roundtable Sessions or Workshops


    Roundtable 1: The admission process for PoDs


    Roundtable 2: Assessment systems for PoD


    Roundtable 3: What does good/ outstanding progress look like.


    Roundtable 4: How support staff can aid the monitoring process


    Roundtable 5: Profile mapping for PoD and how this leads to provision mapping


    Roundtable 6: Target setting for PoD

  • 8:30AM - 9:15AM: Registration and Refreshments

  • 9:15AM: Opening Remarks from The Chairman: Ian Jones, Vice President, GEMS

  • 9:30AM: Opening Keynote Presentation

    Evo Hannan, Teacher of Design & Technology, Dwight School
    Founder and Head of Global Development Connect.ed

  • 9:50AM: Presentation

    Dr. Monica Gallant | Associate Professor – Dubai, S P Jain School of Global Management

  • 10:10AM: Presentation

    Steve Bambury, Head of Digital Learning and Innovation, JESS

  • 10:30AM: Presentation

    Eloise Morgan, Assistant Head Teacher, The School of Research Science

    Google Classroom with GCSE POD

  • 10:50AM: Refreshments and Networking Break

  • 11:20AM: Panel Discussion

    Panel Chairman: Evo Hannan, Teacher of Design & Technology, Dwight School

  • 12:00PM: SIMS Parent APP

    Thomas McIntyre, Head of Secondary, The School of Research Science

  • 12:20PM: Presentation

  • 12:40PM: Lunch

  • 1:30PM: Presentation

  • 1:50PM: Presentation

  • 2:15PM: Roundtables and Workshops

    Attendees can join 3 x 30minute Roundtables/Workshops
    Workshop 1: Ciaran and Noel, JESS (Green APP and Apple Classroom