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Dr Helen Wright


Global Thought Leadership

Dr Helen Wright is a highly regarded global leader with an energetic career spanning 3 decades in UK and international education. She led schools and held national and international roles in education in the UK and Australia for over 13 years until 2014, before embarking on an independent portfolio career in leadership recruitment, executive coaching and governance advisory. As a highly regarded International Education Advisor, with a warm yet determinedly incisive style, she challenges and coaches educational and other leaders globally to think and act ambitiously. She holds several Board Director roles, and she recruits international school leaders as an Associate of LSC Education. She currently works with schools, leaders and companies in countries including the UAE, China, India, the Netherlands and the UK.


31 October, 2023 | 14:50 to 15:35
Inclusive education: what does it truly mean?

This panel focuses on the true meaning of inclusivity in education and our role as educators to achieve that. The panel will discuss a variety of experiences and best practices from those involved in education or with students and families on a day-to-day basis. Why is inclusion so important and why is the gap between inclusive education and inclusive workplaces significant? How can schools play a role in addressing this issue? The panel will share valuable insight on the biggest challenges being faced and how education leaders can support families in preparing their children for the future.


30 October, 2023 | 12:10 to 12:55
Being a school leader in the Middle East

This panel explores the unique opportunities and challenges faced by education leaders in the Middle East. From navigating cultural differences to implementing innovative teaching strategies, this panel offers insights and practical advice for school leaders looking to make a positive impact in the region's diverse and rapidly evolving educational landscape.

30 October, 2023 | 13:00 to 13:20
An Armchair chat about sustainability in schools
31 October, 2023 | 13:00 to 13:20
Great Leaders Build Great Teams: how do they do it?

This session will delve into the art of team building in schools and will challenge you to think about how you can actively build an effective leadership team. Drawing on Dr Helen Wright’s experience in coaching and challenging school leaders for several years, this session will explore:

• Why a diverse school leadership team is a better team, despite the challenges it brings

• How leaders can develop individuals into team members, and why this starts with uncovering purpose

• Practical ideas to support the development of your leadership team

31 October, 2023 | 14:00 to 14:20
Wellbeing for teachers and leaders: what really works

This session will explore why and how wellbeing has to come from within, and what schools can do to develop a culture in school that genuinely supports the wellbeing of teachers and leaders. Drawing on Dr Helen Wright’s experience in observing school cultures and coaching in international schools for several years, this session will explore:

Why lunchtime yoga sessions don’t work for everyone

The crucial importance of understanding self and others

How to build a culture of trust and empowerment in schools