Professor Deborah Eyre"The best students are not test passers, but well-rounded individuals ready to thrive in life," says Professor Deborah Eyre, in an exclusive interview with Edarabia, the number 1 education guide in the Middle East for students, parents and educators.  The piece focuses on the formula for becoming a world class school and how this approach creates competent, ambitious teachers and school leaders and high performing students.

Deborah has recently delivered  sessions in the Future Leaders conference, and GESS Bites arena at GESS Dubai on this subject. Edarabia has over 70,000 subscribers. You can read the full interview here:

Teachmeet ValenciaHPL teacher, Uzma Zaffar, Assistant Principal at Doha College, will be presenting at Teachmeet Valenica on Saturday 2 March. Organised by the National Association of British Schools in Spain (NABSS), this year's theme is: The new gifted and talented paradigm - how can we provide for highly able learners.

Uzma's presentation will focus on Doha College's work embedding HPL and the impact it has had on all learners. It is titled: Lifting the lid on learning - how Doha College caters for all its pupils. Doha College was the first school in the world to be accredited with HPL World Class School status. Uzma has been instrumental in leading the school's HPL journey and is a passionate advocate for HPL's work and providing opportunities for all. 

You can follow the debate and presentations from other delegates on Twitter with the #nabss2019 hashtag. For more information, visit the TeachMeet 2019 webpage



SWBGS WCS 250pxWe are thrilled to announce that Sir William Borlase's Grammar School has been accredited as a High Performance Learning World Class School. 

The High Performance Learning (HPL) World Class School Award recognises the very best schools in the world and is designed for those at the forefront of educational thinking. They have teaching and learning at their heart and are committed to moving beyond the 'bell curve' and accepting that everyone is a potential high performer. Schools that have undertaken HPL’s rigorous 2-year World Class School Award scheme have met demanding standards and have transformed the way they function. They have changed attitudes and practices amongst staff, students and parents and see that translated into better results and outcomes for their students. When the HPL philosophy and framework is fully embraced, the effect is transformational.

HPL’s Founder and CEO, Professor Deborah Eyre said: “I am absolutely delighted to confer HPL World Class Award Status upon our first Grammar School. Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School has adopted HPL as its DNA and it is already showing some good results, both in terms of academic achievements of students but also in respect of their self-belief and readiness for future life.”

Sir William Borlase’s Grammar School joins four other HPL World Class schools that achieved this prestigious status in 2018. The other schools are:

- The British International School of Stavanger, Norway
- Chesterton Community College, Cambridge
- Doha College, Qatar
- Sydenham School, London

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.




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