We have a fantastic line up of presenters from HPL schools for our 2019 spring/summer term webinar programme. Kicking off with Dr Andy Flint from St Mary's School, Cambridge, HPL members will get a detailed insight into implementing HPL in history. Andy is HPL's first Global Lead Teacher - he has a wealth of knowledge and experience of implementing HPL in a history classroom, enabling him to expertly support teachers across the HPL community. Other presenters include Gemma Marsden from King's College La Moraleja in Spain, Chris Ives from Tormead School, UK, Kirsten Parker from St Lawrence College, UK and Katherine Fey from Pate's Grammar School, UK.

You can view the full line up here. Members can register either on the HPL Online Global Community or by sending an email to Matt Daly, online community and teacher engagement manager at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


As part of a week-long trip to the United Arab Emirates for GESS Dubai, Professor Deborah Eyre will be hosting a special event for school leaders in region. High Performance Learning: Creating World Class Schools will outline the impact of adopting the HPL philosophy and how it can transform outcomes in a school, We are working with some fantastic schools in the region and are looking forward to welcoming more. For details of how to attend the event on Monday 25 February in Abu Dhabi, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

21st Century Learning flier Feb 2019 200pxWe are delighted to have been asked to speak at the 21st Century Curriculum Conference for Stockton Education Improvement Service. HPL's Professor Deborah Eyre will deliver a keynote speech by video link, with Anne Howells, HPL Director of Programmes, there in person. 

The keynote speech will stimulate valuable debate and reflection on current curriculum provision, and support senior leaders in their thinking on how to develop an effective aspirational curriculum which serves the interests of all children and young people in Stockton-on-Tees. 

The event will take place at Hardwick Hall Hotel, Sedgefield, on Tuesday 26 February.

We are very much looking forward to speaking with headteachers and governors of primary, secondary, academy and maintained schools in the North East. 

For speaker/keynote requests, please contact our office by email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Deborah Eyre GESS 2019 speaker graphic HPL Founder and CEO, Professor Deborah Eyre, is speaking at GESS Dubai on 27 February 2019. Delivering sessions in the Future Leaders conference, and GESS Bites arena, Deborah will focus on how to create World Class Schools and how to create High Performance learners. 

GESS offers more than 200 workshops, presentations and sessions providing unparalleled insights on the latest in education, curriculum development, technology advances, teaching innovation, leadership enhancement and others.

For more details about Deborah's sessions and the conference, visit: https://www.gessdubai.com/deborah-eyre


46069308845 7c82628640 m 1Congratulations to HPL school Reigate Grammar for picking up the prestigious Wellbeing award in the TES Independent Schools Awards 2019. 

Reigate Grammar School - currently undertaking the HPL World Class Award - amassed more nominations than any other school this year, after being shortlisted in an impressive four categories. Since launching its 'A Well School Initiative' in 2016, Reigate has overtly focussed on linking HPL values, attitudes and attributes (VAAs) to its wellbeing agenda,  providing students with a tool kit to help them take on today's challenges and opportunities. Success in the wellbeing initiative of the year category was very well deserved, with judges commenting: "Reigate took a whole-school approach to wellbeing aimed at both staff and students. This included relaunching its pastoral care provision, increasing hours for pastoral staff and building a new quiet space for students. The school also changed its curriculum and how it handles exams to help children achieve a more balanced lifestyle – changes which boosted both GCSE and A-Level results." 

HPL Associate Director Jeremy Reynolds is the Reigate's World Class School Award coach. He commented: "HPL competencies, especially the VAAs, are the rungs on the ladder for students to climb up and tackle wellbeing issues directly. It's fantastic to see the team at Reigate recognised for their work in this area."

Two other HPL schools, British School Muscat and World Class School Doha College, were both shortlisted in the International School of the Year category. 

The HPL team would like to congratulate Reigate Grammar and all the other winners and shortlisted schools for their fantastic practice.  

Two HPL Headteachers - Charlotte Avery from St Mary’s School, Cambridge and Shaun Fenton from Reigate Grammar School - have been shortlisted for the prestigious i25 award, which recognises the independent sector’s top 25 leading influencers and innovators.

At a gala dinner on 21 March at the Waldorf Hilton, the 25 influencers and innovators will vote live for the best of the best, each selecting 5 of their shortlisted peers. The 5 individuals receiving the most votes will then be announced, with one overall winner and 4 runners up. 

Charlotte AveryMs Avery is an educator and administrator of 25 years’ standing. President of the UK Girls’ Schools Association for 2017 and Headmistress of St Mary’s School, Cambridge, she is regularly invited to contribute to UK debate about education for girls, in the media and through seminars: as a panellist and host on female leadership and strategic influence at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst; at two Westminster Education Forums: women in the workplace; next steps for science education and STEM skills provision. She is a governor of three schools and an inspector.

Shaun FentonMr Fenton has been Headmaster of Reigate Grammar School since September 2012, his third headship having previously led Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham (named Sunday Times ‘School of the Year’ under his leadership) and Sir John Lawes School, Hertfordshire. He is on the board of education charity and examination board AQA, a National Leader of Education, a Foundation Fellow of Gloucestershire University, a member of the UCAS Service Advisory Group, an associate of Reform and was, until recently, on the national Committee for FASNA. Shaun was an additional member of the Headmaster and Headmistresses’ Conference (HMC) since 2005 and a full member from 2012.

Charlotte and Shaun are both key players in the HPL movement for change and are currently leading their schools to accreditation of HPL World Class Status. We wish them the very best of luck!


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