Marco Longmore

Headmaster

Marco Longmore brings with him to Dubai over 25 years of teaching experience. Prior to joining Brighton College Dubai as Head Master, he had the privilege of working at four leading HMC Schools in Edinburgh and London, including The Edinburgh Academy where he had been Rector of the school for the past eight and a half years. A 47-year-old Scot, Marco studied History at the University of Edinburgh before beginning his teaching career in 1991 at George Heriot’s School. He was then Head of History and Modern Studies at George Watson’s College in 1998 until 2005. His next move was to London, as Senior Deputy Head at Alleyn’s School, before returning to the Scottish capital in 2008 to lead the Academy. During the period of his headship, The Edinburgh Academy has grown to become one of Scotland’s most successful co-educational schools. As well as being focused on school matters, Marco has been an ambassador and leader of discussions in broader educational and political fields. He has been the Scottish representative on the HMC Academic Policy Committee and Chair of Edinburgh Heads grouping of independent schools for several years. He has also regularly engaged with local and national political figures in respect to school projects and wider educational discussions. He has been a Trustee of three separate grant awarding educational charities. In 2017, Marco moved to Dubai, supported by his wife Karen and their two children.

جلسات المتحدثين

برنامج القيادة

28 February 2019 | 12:00 - 12:30 | English | دروس صفّية وآراء من كاسل روك إلى برج خليفة (وفارق الـ28 عاماً بينهما!)

تعتبر بيئة التعلم محط تركيز الكثير من الأبحاث والجدالات، فإن صدقنا نصفها لشككنا في إمكانية اكتساب المعارف الإنسانية وحدوث التطورات قبل أن تدعمها البحوث الحديثة التي تثري أساليب التدريس في الصفوف حالياً. ومن خلال التفكر الاحترافي المستوحى من الذات، والذي قد يكون مستخفاً أحياناً، في التعليم المستقل الرائد في المملكة، سنتساءل في هذه الجلسة الحوارية عن سبب الانجذاب المستمر إلى العناصر التقليدية لما يعتبر "تعليماً جيداً"، مع الإقرار بما نراه من طرق مبتكرة لتحفيز متعلمينا في كافة أنحاء العالم على التفاعل، وتنميتهم.

الخطابات الرئيسة والجلسات الحوارية

28 February 2019 | 13:00 - 13:10 | English | هل الإحسان جدير بوضعه قيد الاختبار؟

في مشهد تعليمي يحفزه كم التحصيل الدراسي، في أي مكان وأي زمان يمكن للتلاميذ حقاً أن يختبروا جودة الإحسان عن طريق التجربة؟