IOE - Faculty of Education and Society


The Future School

08 February 2023, 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

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In this event, Valerie Hannon proposes that creating schools fit for the future can benefit from drawing on sets of design principles used by organisations that systematically engage in futures thinking.

This event is free.

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Rahil Alipour

Drawing on her research into such organisations, Valerie outlines these design principles and describes six new models – ‘archetypes’ – resulting from schools internationally in diverse settings that apply the principles.

Her conclusion raises questions about the leadership paradigm shift needed to enable such transformations in schools.

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  • Jane Creasy - Honorary Associate Professor, UCL Centre for Educational Leadership (CEL).


  • Dr Peter Kent - Honorary Professor of Practice, CEL, and President of the International Confederation of Principals 
  • Dr David Godfrey - Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Centre Academic Programmes Leader, CEL.

 This event will be particularly useful for academics, teachers and school leaders. 

UCL CEL Public Leadership Forums

UCL Centre for Educational Leadership’s Public Leadership Forums focus on the pressing global challenges facing educational leadership in a changing world.   They bring diverse emerging voices into the education leadership policy conversation. They aim to stimulate deep and meaningful learning conversations that will lead to purposeful and intentional change to enhance policy, practice and students’ and stakeholders’ learning and wellbeing.

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