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Inspector Training – Level 1, 6th-9th December 2014, Bangkok

Penta International: Level 1 Inspection Skills training course in Bangkok
Date: 6th-9th December 2014
Venue: Bangkok – venue to be confirmed (most likely Holiday Inn)
Costs: £560
Registration Details: http://goo.gl/forms/F6VbtGGWrx

Penta International/BSME
Inspection Skills training course
Bangkok, December 2014

Summary, from Mark Evans
The course covers the key skills required to be a successful inspector. These include preparation for inspection, the processes involved seeking evidence (including lesson observation) and writing reports that help schools develop further.

The course is an introduction to those skills needed for inspecting schools in any context – BSME, DfE/OfSTED, ISI, CIS and so on. It does not lead to a generic professional qualification – there isn’t one. But it does provide a foundation that would be invaluable for those potentially seeking such accreditation. It is the first
part of the training required for those within BSME wishing to work as part of the developing accreditation process.
It is also (since August 2010) the first part of the training required to be a Penta International inspector of British Schools overseas, as authorised by the Departmentfor Education in the UK. Penta is the leading provider of BSO inspections. The course is endorsed by the Institute of Leadership & Management, the world’s premier management training provider.
As such, there will be an examination process at the end of the course. Those passing the course will receive a certificate of completion from Penta International and the BSME. Holders of that certificate will be able to proceed to the second stage of training, which will focus on a more detailed exploration of inspection skills.
Part of this training course models the way that school accreditors and inspectors have to work: speed can be of the essence, working as a team is very necessary, and positive criticism of one another’s writing is essential. It is hard work during the day: then there is ‘homework’, usually tasks which will be discussed with other
members of group on the following day.

programme – stage 1 – Bangkok – 12.2014

8. Inspector Training – approved version

Learning and Teaching Expo, 13th-15th December, Hong Kong

Learning and Teaching Expo


We would like to introduce you to Learning & Teaching Expo.

We have been provided your contact information by The International School Consultancy Group. We would like to introduce the Expo to you and invite you and your colleagues to come to Hong Kong and visit the Expo. The event takes place from Thursday 11 to Saturday 13 December 2014, at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

If you are interested in sourcing the latest technology and resources for schools then Learning & Teaching Expo is the event to attend. As the leading annual education expo in Asia, Learning & Teaching Expo features 200+ exhibitors plus a programme of free educational seminars and presentations for school leaders and teachers.

In addition the 7th annual 21st Century Learning Conference (staged alongside Learning & Teaching Expo) provides a world class line up of presenters debating how to most effectively use technology in education.

Please kindly note that we are going to send you some expo information from time to time, in order to inform you of the latest developments at the Expo. If you would like to register or know more about the Expo then please visit the website: http://www.ltexpo.com.hk or contact Mr. Roney Chan at roney@ltexpo.com.hk or on +852 3105 1675.

Leadership Summit: Powering Learning Worldwide, 3rd-4th December, Singapore

Bett – Powering Learning Worldwide

3 – 4 December 2014
Marina Bay Sands, Singapore



Nurul Islam Nahid, Minister for Education, Ministry of Education – BANGLADESH

P. Kamalanathan, Deputy Minister for Education, Ministry of Education – MALAYSIA

Le Luong Minh, Secretary-General, Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) – INDONESIA

Allah Bakhsh Malik, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Training and Standards in Higher Education, and Director General, Academy of Educational Planning and Management (AEPAM) – PAKISTAN

Haji Khairil bin Haji Awang, Director, Institute Aminuddin Baki (National Institute of Educational Management and Leadership), Ministry of Education – MALAYSIA

Eun-sug Sim, Assistant Minister, Education Policy Office, Ministry of Education – SOUTH KOREA