On Friday 29th of May 2015 vleva and GO! put leadership in education in a European perspective during a European peer learning seminar from 9.15 am to 1 pm at Vleva, Avenue de Cortenbergh 71, 1000 Brussels.
Strong school leaders make evidence-informed decisions, provide the instructional leadership that teachers need in helping all their student to succeed in school and in creating a collaborative school environment in which teachers take part in school decisions. The ideal profile of a strong school leader therefore consists of the following three components:
a pedagogical expert with a strategic vision,
a strong organiser with excellent problem solving skills and
a people manager who motivates his team, shows openness for innovation and is accessible for every teacher, pupil and parent.
However, one is not born school leader. It usually is the final position in a long career of an engaged teacher and the result of subsequent professional development courses for leaders in education.
What do you learn at the European peer learning seminar on 29 May?
David Istance of the OECD presents international trends in school leadership.
You discover the results of the EFEE-project on “Professional autonomy, accountability and efficient leadership”.
You learn from inspiring continuing professional development training from France, Germany, Scotland and the United Kingdom.
Exchange of view in a closing round table discussion.
9.15 Registration and coffee
9.45 Welcome by Mrs. Raymonda Verdyck, managing director GO!
9.55 Introduction from a Flemish perspective based on the TALIS results, Mr. Frank Vercleyen, Pedagogic service GO!
10.10 Key note: Leadership in education in an international perspective, Mr. David Istance, senior analyst and project leader OECD
10.35 Results EFEE project “Professional autonomy, accountability and efficient leadership" Mr. Sjoerd Slagter, former president of the Board of higher education and founder of the Institute of Applied Philosophy (The Netherlands)
11.00 The French and German cases, Dr. Pierre Tulowitzki, Institute for the Management and Economics of Education,Teacher University Zug (Switzerland)
11.25 Coffee break
11.40 The Scottish case, Mrs. Gillian Hamilton, Chief Executive van het Scottish College for Educational Leadership, Glasgow (Scotland)
12.05 The UK case, Mr. Garry Ratcliffe, executive Headteacher of Oakfield Community Primary School & Temple Hill Community Primary School, Kent Association of Headteachers, Chair of North Board, Kent (UK)
12.30 Moderated round table by Jens Vermeersch, GO!
12.55 Closing remarks by Astrid Hannes, vleva
13.00 End of seminar with network sandwich lunch
This seminar is for everybody involved in educational policy, school leaders, associations of school leaders, pedagogical advisors, trainers.
This event is held in English and participation is free of charge. Register before 22nd of May 2015 by filling out this form.