Elizabeth White, Country Director, British Council Egypt
The British Council held a Partner Schools Conference on 4 and 5 June 2023 in El Alamein. The conference brought together educational leaders, school administrators, and educators from partner schools to explore key topics such as Developmental Educational Leadership, Building a Positive School Culture, 21st Century School System Leadership, and Technology's Impact on Education.
On the first day of the conference, the attendees were welcomed by Elizabeth White, Country Director, British Council Egypt, and on the second day by Iman Sabry, Head of Private and International Department, Ministry of Education.
The two-day event, organised by the British Council, proved to be an invaluable platform for educational professionals to connect, exchange ideas, and explore innovative approaches to educational leadership and 21st century school systems. Attendees engaged in dynamic discussions, gained insights from expert speakers, and established valuable networks within the educational community.
Steve Burnage, a British Council Academic Consultant, delivered an interactive presentation on the changing landscape of education and the significance of developmental educational leadership. Nehal Wanas, a British Council Academic Consultant, shared strategies for building a positive school culture, emphasising open communication and staff development.
Kathleen O'Hara, a British Council Academic Consultant, captivated the audience with her session on building 21st century school system leadership, providing valuable insights into the qualities and skills necessary for effective school leaders. Dr. Wael Elmayyah, a British Council Academic Consultant, shed light on the impact of technology on education and facilitated a stimulating panel discussion on innovative learning techniques.
The conference also featured inspiring sessions where partner school leaders shared their success stories, offering valuable for attendees.
On the conference, Ms Iman Sabry, Head of Private and International Department, Ministry of Education said, "The Partner Schools Conference in Egypt has provided a remarkable platform for educational leaders to shape the future of learning. By exchanging ideas and exploring innovative approaches to educational leadership, we are fostering a transformative educational landscape in Egypt. I commend the British Council for organising this invaluable event, which will undoubtedly contribute to the enhancement of education in our country."
"We are thrilled with the overwhelming success of the Partner Schools Conference in Egypt," said Fakhar Jaffery, Director of Examinations at the British Council Egypt.
"The conference provided a platform for educational leaders to collaborate, exchange ideas, and gain valuable insights into the evolving field of educational leadership. We are confident that the knowledge shared during this event will have a lasting impact on the participating schools and contribute to the enhancement of education in Egypt."
British Council Partner Schools also expressed their enthusiasm and appreciation for the conference. “It was of great honour to join this outstanding conference. We are fortunate to have such a compassionate and dedicated team as the British Council. Steve Burnage’s workshop was of significant value. Engaging and valuable as always. Sharing practices from different governorates across Egypt was inspirational. I consider the conference rewarding in all aspects and I look forward to join future British Council conferences,” said Dina El Dahaby, IGCSE Head, Capital International School.
Globally, British Council Partner Schools work with more than 2,000 schools, support over 100,000 teachers and touch the lives of about one million students. With attendees from schools across Egypt, this event helps to support the mission of the British Council in building connections, understanding and trust through education.