VIRTUAL SUMMIT - KNOW CULTURE for 

BETTER EDUCATION 2020

Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th and Thursday 25th June 2020

STOP PRESS 29 JUNE 2020: We had some serious problems with the Apps that we were using for the Summit. The most critical was that in order to register, monies had to be paid in dollars, into an American bank account, held in USA. There was only one payment App integrated with the Virtual Summit App and no amendment could be made so that monies received, could be transferred to the UK. Accordingly, we recreated the Virtual Summit website giving free access, live. 

To honour the Speakers we ran the Summit as planned. We now have a superb and practical resource with plans to re-present it to you in various different formats. More information will be provided by the end of July. If you would like information please email  felicitygunn@pathstolearning.com

Paths to Learning presented Experienced Speakers talking about Culture in the British school context to    

  • Headteachers, their Leadership Teams and all staff in their schools
  • Guardians, and Tutors
  • Education Consultants, 
  • Education and relocation agents and 
  • HR teams in multinational companies, NGOs and charitable organisations.

British education, whether provided, in the UK or in British International Schools other countries around the world is highly respected and attracting more and more international pupils. Our team of speakers is experienced in supporting pupils and their families and will be talking about:

·       The Lewis Model of knowing Culture

·       Celebrating different cultures

·       The British approach to education – what unifies schools in the UK and British International Schools

·       Finding the best school

·       Sharing expectations and cross-cultural communication

·       The Admissions Process

·       Culturally nuanced Marketing

·       Induction of children and their families

·       Academic support

·       Pastoral support

·       Third Culture Kids

·       Guardianship

·       Alumni relations

·       Summer Schools

·       The International Schools Award

·       The Council of British International Schools

·       Virtual Learning

·       Post Covid-19 hope.

 Summit Speaker Schedule

Tuesday 23 

DAY 1

SETTING THE SCENE

SPEAKERS

Session 1

10:00-10:50

Opening of the Summit and Welcome

Andrew Lewer, MBE, MP

Chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Independent Education and

Felicity Gunn – Education Consultant, 

Paths to Learning

Session 2

11:00-11:50


A different approach – British education: nourishing values of integrity, self-confidence, humility and service

Chris Wheeler,

Principal of Monkton Combe and 

Vice-Chair of HMC

Session 3

12:00-12:50

Using the Lewis Model in the Education Context

Michael Gates

Vice Chairman,

Richard Lewis Communications

Session 4

14:00-14:50

The concept of Third Culture Kids

Dr Helen Fail,

Education Consultant

Session 5

15:00-15:50

Our School Vision

Paul Sanderson

Headmaster, Bloxham School

Session 6

16:00-16:50



International pupils in British schools both in UK and overseas – facts and figures, trends, the virus, the future

Will Bedford,

Senior Manager, Schools Division, 

ISC Research 

Wednesday 24

DAY 2

VOICES OF EXPERIENCE


SPEAKERS

Session 1

10:00-10:50


Academic aspects

Timothy Waters,

Principal of Sherborne International School

Session 2

11:00-11:50



Pastoral aspects

Rachel Melville-Thomas,

Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist, Cheltenham College Student Support Services

Session 3

12:00-12:50


Induction of international pupils

Nick Nelson,

Director of Culture and Internationalism Cheltenham College

Session 4

14:00-14:50


Guardians

Sarah Bacon,

Director of Oxford Guardians

Session 5

15:00-15:50


How a school can support international families

Patti McCarthy

Cultural Consultant,

Director of Cultural Chemistry and author of Cultural Chemistry

Session 6

16:00-16:50



Issues of culture experienced by Summer Schools

Daniel Roberts,

Head of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships, Oxford Royale Academy

Thursday 25

DAY 3

BROADER HORIZONS

SPEAKERS

Session1

10:00-10:50


British International Schools

Colin Bell

CEO,  COBIS

Session 2

11:00-11:50


The ethos of a Christian school in India and welcoming international pupils

Alastair Reid

General Secretary, TISCA

Session 3

12:00-12:50


The International School Award

Shannon West

Principal Consultant, Skills and Schools, British Council with

Lorraine Oldham

KS2 MFL Coordinator with responsibility for the International Schools Award at King’s Ely

BONUS

13:00-13:50

Working 1:1 with international pupils

Felicity Lewington

Session 4

14:00-14:50


How can school be ‘home’?

Jo Swinney,

Head of Communications, A Rocha

Session 5

15:00-15:50


The flexible offering of an international school in the UK and what we have done in the   face of COVID-19

Ann Hill

Vice Principal,

Sherborne International School

Session 6

16:00-16:50



The value of the Alumni to the school community

Sally Everist,

recently retired Chair of the Benenden School Seniors’ Association and Director of the Good Schools Guide