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  • Edexcel Educators Summit 2011

    Educating for the 21st century

  • Welcome

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    Welcome to our inaugural Edexcel Educators Summit 2011. We are delighted that you are able to attend the first of what will be annual gatherings of Edexcel educators in the region, working together in delivering world quality education through the qualification and assessment packages offered by Pearson Edexcel. We are particularly pleased to welcome some of the students studying within Edexcel centres in the UAE.

    Our theme for the conference is Educating for the 21st Century and the challenges we face in the region in delivering a stimulating and relevant learning experience for our learners. I am sure that you will agree that the contributions made by the students show how successfully many of the challenges are already being met.

    This conference will celebrate academic success and explore ways in which we can continue to help our students maximize their educational potential. At the same time, it will look at ways in which we can enhance the student experience and enrich their learning.

    But, of course, it is primarily a meeting of the Edexcel community; it is your opportunity to find out more about what Pearson Edexcel has to offer ; to share good practice with your colleagues and develop your understanding of how the whole assessment process works.

    So, please question, challenge, contribute - or even applaud, as you see fit. If you leave our conference feeling you have a better understanding of the opportunities and processes involved in delivering Edexcel qualifications, we will consider our conference a success.

    Enjoy our two days. I look forward to meeting you.

    Best wishes,

    Nigel Kelly Vice-President International Schools and Edexcel Pearson MEAC

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  • Program

    08.30 Registration for Edexcel Educators Summit (EES) and morning coffee

    09.30 Welome note Mr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

    09.45 Her Majestys Ambassador to say a few words H.E. Dominic Jermey, UK Ambassador to the U.A.E.

    10.00 Presidents Address Ms. Christine Ozden, President Pearson MEAC

    10.10 The Edexcel Offering - An overview Mr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEAC Mr. Matt Clarke, International Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

    10.30 Coffee break 11.00 Challenges to the educational climate in the Middle East & North Africa Mr. Richard Thompson, Editorial Director, Emap Middle East

    11.45 Student performance - 5 piece Acoustic band performance by English College 11.55 UK Educational reform and its impact on our region Mr. David Davies, Head of Stakeholder Relations Edexcel, Pearson UK Ms. Michelle Hosemann, International Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson UK

    12.45 Lunch and a chance to network

    14.15 Student performance - Our visit to the UN conference in Hague by Emirates International School

    14.30 Giving young pupils the best possible foundation for a world-class education and preparing them for international examination success - with Edexcel International Primary & Lower Secondary Curriculum Mr. David Davies, Head of Stakeholder Relations Edexcel, Pearson UK

    15.30 Closing remarks Mr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

    Wednesday 16th November

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    Achieving Academic Success in the region4

  • 08.30 Registration for Edexcel Educators Summit (EES) and morning coffee

    09.30 Opening remarks Mr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

    09.40 Enchancement through Pearson Digital and Pearson Resources - Demo of Fronter LMS and Edexcel Books Ms. Joyce Felder, PreSales Support & Training Manager, Pearson MEAC

    10.10 Enhancement through Edexcel Digital - Active Teach, Exam Wizard, Results Plus, Results Plus Progress Mr. Robin Clee, Examination Services Programme Manager Edexcel, Pearson UK

    11.00 Coffee break

    11.20 Enhancement through exam performance and administrative performance

    12.30 Lunch and a chance to network

    14.00 Enhancing the way we prepare students for post school life - broadening the student experience Mr. Matt Clarke, Regional Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

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    15.30 Closing remarks Mr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEAC

    Thursday 17th November

    Session 1Improve your administrative support for examinationsMr. Robin Clee, Examination Services Programme Manager Edexcel, Pearson UK

    Session 2Widen your assessment model and improve your exam performanceMr. Nigel Kelly, VP International Schools & Edexcel, Pearson MEACMs. Michelle Hosemann, International Bsuiness Manager Edexcel, Pearson UK

    Session 3Setting students apart for sucess in the 21st century with the Edexcel International DiplomaMs. Michelle Hosemann, International Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson UK

    Session 4Widen the offering, improve learning, help your students succeed with our vocational qualifications / BTEC in schools.Ms. Sandra Carter, Head of Senior School, CIS, U.A.E.

    Enhancing the student experience5

  • Contributors from Edexcel & Pearson

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    Ms. Christine OzdenPresident Pearson Middle East, Africa & Caribbean (MEAC)Having first worked in teaching, and then in educational sales and marketing for 10 years with Cambridge and Oxford University Press, Christine joined Pearson in 1998 as Managing Director of the Pearson operating company in Turkey. In 2001 Christine moved to the UK, where she ran the Pearson UK Schools and UK Higher Education businesses. She took on her current role in 2007 and is responsible for all Pearson education business, activities and entities across the Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Caribbean regions. Christine studied Classical Arabic and Turkish at Edinburgh University and later obtained her MBA from Warwick University.

    Mr. Nigel KellyVice President International Schools and Edexcel, Pearson MEACNigel Kelly is Vice President for International Schools and Edexcel Academic in the Middle East region. He previously held the position of International Publishing Director for Pearson, and before that he led the Heinemann international team in Oxford, UK.

    His role involves directing our local teams to ensure that schools have a full knowledge of the resources available from Pearson and are supported in offering and administering Edexcel examinations. He holds an Honours Degree in History and a Masters in Education. He taught in UK schools for over 20 years and is the author of a wide range of history textbooks for school students. He is also the current Chief Examiner for Edexcel GCSE History.

    Mr. Matt ClarkeRegional Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson MEACMatt Clarke is a business development professional with over 13 years experience in the commercial, voluntary & education sectors. Matt has a BA in Tourism and background in the hospitality industry.

    Matt joined Edexcel, Pearson MEAC in June 2011 as Regional Business Manager working with overseas business development within North Africa, Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria. In adition to this Matt is also taking a lead role in sector developments relating to Hospitality, Retail and Management.

    Matt previously spent 7 years working with City & Guilds both within the UK and the Gulf. He developed extensive experience in the UK supporting employers, colleges and training providers to integrate and adopt vocational training. In addition to this Matt was also the key account manager

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  • for UKs two largest retail and hospitality training providers, VT Training and Hospitality Industry Training (HIT). During 2009 Matt was seconded to VT training to support with aligning business development and marketing strategies. In 2010 Matt moved to the gulf and worked with the international divisions of City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership Management to focus on developing business in new markets.

    Ms. Michelle HosemannInternational Business Manager Edexcel, Pearson UKMichelle joined Edexcel in 2010 and has quickly risen to the position of International Business Manager. Responsible for the development and launch of the global academic and schools portfolio for Edexcel International, Michelle has been instrumental in introducing new initiatives including the Primary and Lower Secondary curricula, International Diploma and ALAN tests.

    Michelle comes from a professional marketing background, with a successful track record in running national and global campaigns primarily in the sport and leisure industry.

    Mr. David DaviesHead of Stakeholder Relations Edexcel, Pearson UKDavid Davies is the Head of Stakeholder Relations for the international section at Pearson / Edexcel. In this role, David has been responsible for developing Edexcels strategy of working with key international stakeholders in order to promote the benefits of Edexcel qualifications.

    David has worked closely with the British Council, schools, colleges and government bodies around the world to support the growing number of Edexcel centres. David is a former university lecturer in English and has been a secondary school Head of English and Senior Teacher. He was formerly Edexcels Subject Officer for English, and is also an Ofsted inspector.

    Mr. Robin CleeExamination Services Programme Manager Edexcel, Pearson UKRobin Clee has been involved in education all his working life. He was a teacher for 26 years, during which he taught GCE Economics, Business Studies, Archaeology and History. Robin has held various posts of responsibility, including those of Head of Years 12 and 13 in a large UK secondary school and Deputy Headteacher. For 13 years Robin was an Examinations Officer, but in 2002 he left teaching to join Edexcel, where he has held various positions from being in charge of the processing of scripts to that of General Qualifications Operational Delivery and Implementation Manager. He currently has responsibility for Examination Services, producing all the materials in the Centre Support package issued to schools in September, but is also involved in project management, being responsible for the implementation of the new GCSEs and some international projects such as PISA and the Pearson Tests for English.

    Ms. Joyce FelderPresales Support and Training Manager, Pearson MEACJoyce joined Pearson in 2010 as the MEAC Presales Support and Training Manager. Joyce is responsible for training and support to schools who have purchased Pearson digital solutions, as well as providing expert professional guidance to institutions across the Gulf and to the Pearson salesforce. Because she has been a teacher and has a love for education, Joyce makes sure that she designs training in which school staff gains and develops the skills they need to carry out their jobs effectively.

    Joyce has a BS in Computer Information Systems and a BA in English, and completing graduate studies December 2011.

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    H.E. Dominic JermeyCVO OBE, UK Ambassador to the UAEBefore his appointment as British Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates on 11 April 2010, Dominic was Managing Director for Sectors in UK Trade and Investment and a Director of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Dominic was interim Chief Executive of UKTI in 2009 and headed the Defence and Security Organisation in 2008.

    Dominic was previously Deputy British Ambassador in Spain and Director for Trade and Investment until 2007. Earlier Foreign Office roles include setting up and leading its Crisis Response Centre (2003) and its Afghanistan Department (2001/2), and heading up its UN Peacekeeping team. Overseas postings include as Charge dAffaires (a.i.) Kabul (2002); UK Representative to the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (2000); the Balkans (1999); and Pakistan and Afghanistan (1995-1999).

    Mr. Richard ThompsonEditorial Director,Emap Middle EastAs Editorial Director of Emap Middle East, a division of UK media company Emap, Richard Thompson is responsible for all content published by MEED The Middle East Economic Digest and its sister brand AMEinfo.com. MEED has been a leading provider of news, data and analysis about the Middle East since 1957 and is one of the regions most respected sources of business intelligence through its conferences, research services, and high-value subscription products including MEED and MEED Projects.

    In the past three years, MEED has significantly expanded its coverage of the Middle East education sector and publishes four education special reports a year in MEED magazine. Included in the May report is an annual survey of business perceptions of the regions education sector, now in its third year.

    Ms. Sandra CarterHead of Senior School, Cambridge International School (CIS), UAESandra Carter is the Head of Senior School at Cambridge International School, where she is now in her third year. She has been associated with BTEC qualifications for over twenty years. In her previous appointment she was the Vice Principal at an Academy in England where she was responsible for the specialisms of Vocational Education and Business and Enterprise. Additionally, she was responsible for the upper school curriculum and alternative provision.

    She has a particular passion for helping students to see the relevance of lessons and developing the skills of the 21st century. Hand in hand with this is a passion for developing staff to become more creative and enterprising.

    She has a BA (Hons) in Education and Training and an MSc in Tourism Management.

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    Esteemed Guest Contributors

  • Participating SchoolsAl Diyafah High School Al Faris International SchoolAl Maarifa International SchoolAl Maha AcademyAl Murooj Scientific Private SchoolAl Nahda National SchoolAl Najah Private SchoolAl Salam Private SchoolAl Shohub Private School for GirlsAl Shohub SchoolAl Yasmina SchoolArab Unity School Bangladesh School MuscatBritish Council - Abu DhabiBritish Council - JordanBritish Council - Egypt

    Doha CollegeDubai English Speaking CollegeEl Alsson British International SchoolEmirates International School - JumeirahEmirates International School - MeadowsEnglish Language Private SchoolEnglish Language SchoolGlobal English SchoolIbn Seena English High SchoolInternational School of Creative ScienceJumeirah English Speaking SchoolKuwait English SchoolLatifa School for GirlsManor House International SchoolMisr Language SchoolsOur Own English High School

    Peevees Group of SchoolsRosary School Rosary School - Sharjah Sri Lankan School St. Marys Catholic High School The British International SchoolThe British School Al KhubairatThe English CollegeThe Oxford SchoolThe Royal Guard Of Oman Technical CollegeThe Westminster SchoolThe Winchester SchoolWesgreen International School

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    Good to know

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    Edexcel Registration AreaThe registration area is placed just next to the conference room in the pre-function area A, next to the Rashidiya ballrooms.

    Edexcel & Pearson crew will be available throughout the two days in the registration area. Please approach us should you have any questions.

    You can spot all Pearson/Edexcel staff wearing coloured badges.

    Lunch and refreshmentsRefreshments including coffee, tea and pastries will be served during morning registration time and before lunch in the pre-function area where the registration and Edexcel Village is located. Lunch will be served in one of the Rashidiya ballrooms, located just next to the conference room. Water and mints are provided throughout the conference.

    Prayer RoomPrayer Rooms are located near the entrance of the confer-ence area.

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    Contact UsFor general enquiries, visit our regional website, www.edexcel.com/mea or contact our regional office on mea@edexcel.com

    Are you interested in hearing more about us? Would you like to set up a meeting?

    Email our regional office at joinus@edexcel.com and we will let you know how you can become an Edexcel approved teaching institute.

    Welcome packIn this welcome pack, you will find Edexcel Eduators Summit (EES) Event brochure 2011 Edexcel company brochure - Our qualifications change

    lives all over the world Edexcel Guide to Academic Qualifications

    Edexcel VillageWe have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to learn about new Edexcel qualifications. In the pre-function area, we have set up six individual areas where each area is manned by an expert from Edexcel.

    Take the opportunity to visit the area of your interest during coffee breaks and lunch.

    Our available areas: International Primary / Lower Secondary Curriculum International Diploma BTEC in Schools ALAN Literacy and Numeracy Skills for Life Support for you and your learners Pearson books, digital solutions and professional development

    See you there!

  • Edexcel Ltd. registered in England and Wales No. 4496750Registered office: 190 High Holborn, London WC1V 7BH