Executive Principal attends IB Africa, Europe and Middle East Regional Conference 24 – 27 October 2013

Over half term Graham Lacey, Executive Principal, joined over a thousand other school leaders in The Hague for the IB regional conference. Exceptionally well organised, the conference covered pedagogical issues such as the current and future place of IT in the classroom and the role of ethics in education, these plenary sessions being run by world educational luminaries such as Andy Hargreaves and Howard Gardner. There were also workshops given by IB staff who updated their audiences with the latest developments within the organisation concerning its changes to courses and programmes such as the much anticipated MYP ‘next chapter’. After three days at the conference it was very clear to the guests that the IB remains a dynamic and rapidly growing organisation, determined to embrace change but also hold on to the fundamental education values for which it has earned its global reputation.