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School leaders from the Baltic States and the United Kingdom came together to discuss how to ensure strong and quality leadership in schools


Around 100 school leaders and ministry and municipality officials from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and United Kingdom took part in an intensive and thought-provoking two – day educational conference „Leading Change in a Changing World“.

The conference took place in Tallinn, Estonia, on 2-3 March. Presentations were given by excellent speakers from the UK and the Baltic States: Susan Douglas (British Council) and Kieran Osborne (Hayes School) from the UK, Toomas Kruusimägi (Tallinn English College, Estonian School Headmasters Association), Zane Olina, PhD (State Education Centre, Latvia), Dr. Jūratė Valuckienė (assoc. Prof. at Šiauliai University). Also participants heard interesting discussions by international panelists on the topics of school leadership, managing change in the world that is revolving very quickly and inclusive schools.

The main goals of the conference were to:

  • increase knowledge and understanding of some of the key issues associated with school leadership and inclusion;
  • support the improvement and development of inclusive school systems by sharing effective international practice;
  • form international networks to discuss and debate educational issues;
  • explore the role of international collaboration in enabling participants to learn from effective practice.

The presentations and gallery can be found here.

The conference was organized by the British Council, SA Innove and Ministry of Education and Research of the Republic of Estonia.