Dr. Helen Wright


Global Thought Leadership

Dr Helen Wright is a highly regarded global leader with an energetic career spanning almost 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.


Wellbeing Space

16 November 2022 | 11:00 - 11:40 | English | Well-being or Super-being?

Why, what and how should we support school leaders?

In this session, chaired by Dr Helen Wright, the panellists will consider how school leaders can best be supported to do their most amazing work. Areas covered will include:

·       What does a school leader actually do, and why do they need to be supported?

·       The power of personal and professional coaching for leaders

·       The future of school leadership


Skills Development

16 November 2022 | 12:40 - 13:40 | English | Positioning yourself for a school leadership role: why and how

This session is aimed at teachers and school leaders who are thinking about taking on a more senior leadership role now or in the future.

Based on Dr Helen Wright’s experience over several years with LSC Education as a recruiter of school leaders in the UAE and globally, the session will explore:

·                      why it is so important to find the right leadership role;

·                      how to find the right role; and

·                      how applicants for leadership roles can position themselves effectively for a successful application.


Leaders in Education Conference

17 November 2022 | 12:15 - 12:45 | English | Why every leader should have a coach

armchair chat with Dr Helen Wright and Jeni Dellman

This session will make a passionate case for how essential coaching is for school leaders, and – drawing on Dr Helen Wright’s experience of coaching school leaders for several years - will explore:

·      Why schools and school groups are catching up with businesses in providing coaching for their leaders

·       The transformative power of coaching in school leadership: examples of what can emerge

·       Personal and professional coaching questions for school leaders



16 November, 2022 | 15:50 to 16:40
إذن..ماهو مستقبل العمل؟

سوف تتحدى جلسة المناقشة المستقبلية هذه، برئاسة الدكتورة هيلين رايت، المشاركين في التفكير في الشكل الذي يمكن أن يكون عليه عالم العمل وما يجب أن يكون عليه ، وكيف تحتاج المدارس إلى إعداد طلابها للاستجابة - وتشكيل - هذه الرؤية. ستشمل المناطق المغطاة:


· ما الذي يريده الأطفال والشباب حقًا خارج العمل والحياة؟


· ماذا نفعل في المدارس لنقود الطريق؟


· كيف يمكننا التخطيط في المدارس لمستقبل عالم العمل؟

16 November, 2022 | 15:50 to 16:40
So … what IS the future of work?

This forward-thinking panel session, chaired by Dr Helen Wright, will challenge the participants to think about what the world of work could and should look like, and how schools need to prepare their students to respond – and shape – this vision. Areas covered will include:

·      What do children and young people really want out of work and life?

·       What are we doing in schools to lead the way?

·       How can we plan in schools for the future of the world of work?