PROGRAMME

Please note the language of the 2017 summit is English. Chatham House Rules. Timings are subject to change.

Thursday 30 March 2017 (Summit Day 1): Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Time

Title

Location

08.30 – 10.00

Registration

Level 0

EICC

10.00 - 12.00

Introduction and welcome and

Reflections on 2016 ISTP

Introduction

·       Nick Gibb Minister of State for School Standards, Department for Education (UK)

·       John Swinney Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education & Skills (Scotland)

·       Angel Gurria, Secretary-General of the OECD

·       Fred van Leeuwen, General Secretary of the Education International (EI)

Framing of the Summit

·       Andreas Schleicher, Director for Education and skills, Special Advisor on Education Policy to the Secretary General   (OECD)

·       John Bangs, Senior Consultant, Education International

Reflections ISTP 2016

·       Udo Michallik, Secretary General, Standing Conference of the Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Länder in the Federal Republic of Germany.

·       Anthony MacKay (Moderator), CEO, Centre for Strategic Excellence will offer reflections on the progress the countries have made since the 2015 summit and outline the purpose and format of the summit.

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

10.00

Ministerial photo call

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

12.00 – 13.00

Lunch

Level -2

Lennox 1

13.00 – 14.30

Session 1

Plenary session - What do teachers need in terms of professional learning and development, now and in the future, to support their work?

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

14.30 – 15.00

Coffee

Level -2

Lennox 1

15.00 – 16.30

Session 2

Plenary session - What can governments, and unions do to ensure we have the right national structures and policy environment to support this?

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

16.30 – 17.00

Summary of day

Plenary session

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

17.00 – 18.15

Free time

 

18.15 – 19.15

Pre-dinner drinks

Level -2

Champagne bar

19.15

Summit Dinner
All delegates are expected to attend the summit dinner

Level -2

Cromdale Hall

 

Friday 31 March 2017 (Summit Day 2): Edinburgh International Conference Centre

Time

Title

Location

09.00 – 10.00

Registration and Coffee

Level 0

EICC

10.00 – 12.00

Session 3 – Striving for Sustainable Excellence & Equity in Learning

This session will allow sharing amongst jurisdictions on continuing key challenges and responses identified in session 1 and 2 and discuss new emerging challenges and initial responses.

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

12.00 - 12.05

2018 Announcement

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

12.05 – 13.30

Lunch – Ministers

Level -1

Menteith

 

Lunch – Unions

Level -1

Lowther

 

Lunch – Supporting delegation

Level -2

Lennox 1

13.30 – 14.30

Country delegation meetings

Each country’s official delegates will meet to discuss how the Summit proceedings will impact their work at home. Each country delegation will prepare three points to share at the closing session, including the most valuable insight from the Summit and their top priorities for the coming year.

Various areas

13.30 – 14.30

Parallel Event

Supporting and Strengthening Leadership Capacity in the UK

This session is for delegates who will not attend their country delegation meetings.

Building and supporting leadership capacity at all levels in the system is fundamental in delivering excellence and equity for all our young people. There is increasing focus internationally on leadership development, with a range of strategies being implemented to achieve this. 

This session will highlight the work being taken forward across the UK in this important area, including government policy and support, resultant strategies and focus and progress to date. Relevant for civil servants, representatives of national organisations and leaders working at all levels in the system, the session will also provide opportunities to network and to build partnerships across international jurisdictions to support leadership development.

Level -2

Lammermuir

14.30 – 15.00

Coffee Break

Level -2

Lennox 1

15.00 – 15.45

Insight from the Summit and top priorities for 2017

Anthony Mackay will be moderator of the session which will begin with an overview of the Summit discussions. Mr. Mackay will invite each country to share the three points prepared during the individual country group meetings: the most valuable insight from the Summit and their top priorities for the coming year. He will then provide a summary of the lessons learned during the Summit and the challenges that lie ahead.

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

15.45 – 16.15

Closing Remarks

·       Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD

·       Susan Hopgood, President of Education International

·       John Swinney, Deputy First Minister, Scottish Government

Level -2

Lennox 2 + 3

16.15

Close and farewell drinks reception                 

Level -2

Champagne bar

 

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Deparment for Education
Scottish Government
OECD
Education International