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As schools endeavour to provide as near normal educational experience for children as possible, moving forward and out of the global pandemic it remains uncertain how long this will take and if or when COVID-19 will cease to be an issue.  With that in mind, providing as normal and unrestricted schooling experience as possible is vital for the educational, mental and physical development of children.
Science and technology have made significant advancements during the pandemic that can contribute to providing a normal, positive educational experience. Included in this are vaccines, tests, equipment and processes that when combined can serve to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 significantly. Our panel will address the tools and procedures that schools can consider as part of their own mitigation efforts.  Specifically, we will address:
Vaccines – limitations and considerations for an effective policy in your school Screening – types of testing that we can expect, other tools that can be used how to implement as part of your schools’ procedures Procedures and Processes – insights as to supporting processes / procedures and related technology schools might consider The importance of effective communication and documentation to create understanding, buy-in, and confidence within your community  Panelists:
Dr David Teo – Regional Medical Director Asia, International SOS
Colin Brown – Founder Nex.D, COO Skoolbo, Edtech investor
Andy Duffield - Group Health and Safety Director, International Schools Partnership 
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Dr David Teo – Regional Medical Director Asia, International SOS
Dr Teo oversees the assistance services provided by International SOS Assistance. He also heads teams of Coordinating Doctors and Nurses ensuring a high level of service across the region. 
Dr Teo possesses invaluable experience in medical incident management, and disaster relief planning and response. In addition, he conducts medical training, medical audits, evaluation of on-site medical capabilities and development of medical emergency response plans for our clients in the region. 
Prior to International SOS, Dr Teo was the Chief Army Medical Officer of the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), holding the military rank of a Colonel. During his 22-year career with SAF, he undertook several peacekeeping missions and was seconded to the Department of Peacekeeping Operations of United Nations in New York. As a member of the United Nations Disaster Assessment & Coordination Team, he travelled extensively to different countries providing expert assistance during disasters. 
Dr Teo was also responsible for training national agencies in disaster preparation and relief for earthquakes, tsunamis and terrorist attacks. He consulted private sector companies, including oil and gas, on mass casualty preparation and response. 
Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery from the National University of Singapore Master in Medicine (Occupational Medicine) Occupational Health Specialist registered with the Ministry of Health and Academy of Medicine Singapore.  Designated Factory Doctor certified by the Ministry of Manpower.  Lecturer (post-graduates) at the National University of Singapore on occupational medicine  served as a Senior Medical Advisor in the Department of Industrial Health, Ministry of Manpower. Andrew Duffield, Group Health and Safety Director, International Schools Partnership (ISP)
Andy started his International Schools career at Nord Anglia Education in 2006 having worked as a Project Manager in a UK Construction/Facilities Management company. At Nord, Andy worked as the Buildings and Projects Manager on new schools in Prague, Abu Dhabi and Dubai alongside this he set up and implemented the groups health and safety systems and as the group grew he later became Head of Health and Safety.
In 2017 he moved to ISP as Group Health and Safety Director where he developed the groups policies and safety reporting systems. Andy also leads on Safeguarding where he supports the groups Safeguarding expert.
Colin Brown – Founder Nex.D, COO Skoolbo, Edtech investor
Colin Brown is an entrepreneur focused on Edtech and Deeptech who has leveraged his tremendous experience and network to address the challenge of rapid screening for COVID-19 with the capability to enable numerous businesses to mitigate exposure to the virus.  From Airlines to Schools, Colin’s rapid testing technology has the potential to enable living life as normal as possible.
Colin is a founder of Nex.D which helps accelerate growth stage Edtech and Deeptech companies into new markets using a merchant bank advisory model. Nex.D supports companies through financing and management to help them grow across 55+ countries. An outstanding global partner network helps Nex.D to execute deals at a C-suite level.
In addition to growing, growth-stage companies Nex.D is deeply committed to building out the central-eastern European ecosystem over the next 10+ years.
Colin has played an instrumental role in supporting multiple startups, managed partner networks and consulted with the UK Government. In 2013 Colin founded Inspirity (formerly Skoolbo) an edtech startup, growing from their first schools in Singapore in 2013 to over 70K schools across America, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong. Inspirity partnered with some great brands including the English Premier League, All Blacks, Indian Premier League, Microsoft, and Pepsi.
In 2020, Nex.D started with a digital identity company (Yoti) that had contracts with the UK and German governments and then searched for a Covid testing solution that could scale in the home (testfrwd) and point of care (GeneMe ) markets. 2020 was spent deeply immersed in the science of Covid19 and grew the team from 10 to 160 virologists.
The Event is now over - You can view the recording and the summary here
 

    

This is the second of a 4-part series of webinars addressing the need to return schools to normal during COVID times.
Moving forward and out of the global pandemic it remains uncertain if or when COVID-19 will cease to be an issue. COVID-19 impacts international schools in a variety of ways and one that should not be overlooked is the impact on staff – recruitment, mobility and travel all have significant implications that are exasperated as a result of COVID-19.
Our panel will address a variety of scenarios along with insights on how to manage your staff in these difficult times.  Specifically, we will address:
•    International Recruiting 
•    Mobility
•    Travel
Panelists:
The Classroom Partnership
Sapna Gore – Associate Director – International Teaching Partnership  Alison Colville – Director – Permanent Staffing Solutions – The NQT Partnership Georgie McIntyre – Director of Learning and Development  World Travel Protection
Sara Shaw - Partnership Director, Australia Rodger Cook – GM, Global Security Services International Schools Partnership
Jackie Watson - Group Head of Talent Jo Pertwee - Head of People Operations 📅Please Register Here for this Webinar
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Rodger Cook – GM, Global Security Services
Rodger joined World Travel Protection (WTP) in 2020 as Security Director in the Brisbane-based Command Centre. He works closely with clients that come from a diverse range of businesses, including universities, security firms, travel management agencies, business continuity advisors and human resources consultants, to identify potential travel risks and provide expert security advice and support. 
“No two days are the same. One minute I can be discussing the needs of a global resources company, and the next I can be talking to a high school about their upcoming excursion to Paris,” says Rodger.
“Working in travel risk management is about being pragmatic. You need to understand that, for the vast majority of travellers, their trip will go as planned; what you need to be prepared for when things don’t go to plan. That is, when things start to slip away, you need to have an assistance company or some structure to help you stay safe and recover.”
Rodger has valuable experience gained in some of the worlds hot spots including places like Rwanda, East Timor and Iraq. He has held senior roles for mining, oil and gas companies, living and working in Indonesia, Madagascar, Zambia and Papua New Guinea.”
That depth of experience, and having worked client-side before joining the travel assistance world, means Rodger understands what clients are looking for when it comes to developing a robust travel risk management program. 
Sara Shaw - Partnership Director, Australia
Alison Colville, Director – Permanent Staffing Solutions
Alison has been in the Recruitment Industry for over 30 years recruiting across all sectors of Commercial, Industrial, Healthcare and Education for large Corporates such as Adecco, Manpower and Blue Arrow and niche brands including her current role with The international Education Partnership part of The Classroom Partnership. 
Sapna Gore – Associate Director – International Teaching Partnership 
Sapna brings over 8 years experience in Education Recruitment where she has worked in staffing and recruiting. Sapna brings to this role a broad base of experience including Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Sales Management, Consultative Selling, and Customer Service. Sapna has worked both across the UK and internationally in staffing and recruitment.
Georgie McIntyre – Director of Learning and Development – The Classroom Partnership
 
Georgie as Director of Learning and Development is developing The Classroom Partnership’s learning and development strategy and product portfolio for both the UK and International school community. With a foundation of teaching, Georgie has worked in the International School Community for over seven years. Her previous roles and experience highlights include Chief Learning Officer for the ECIS and the Head of Training for Cambridge Assessment International Education.
Jackie Watson - Group Head of Talent - International Schools Partnership
Jackie has recently joined International Schools Partnership bringing a wealth of experience as a board level HR Director with global experience of working in blue chip organisations. An HR generalist with specialist knowledge of mergers and acquisitions, leadership, OD, culture change, attraction, retention and succession strategies. Extensive experience of Board level facilitation, team building and coaching. Experience includes non-executive Directorships. 
Jo Pertwee - Head of People Operations - International Schools Partnership
Jo joined the International School Partnership (ISP) as Head of HR UK in May 2019 before moving into her current role at the beginning of 2021. She has over 20 years’ HR experience in generalist, recruitment and consultancy roles and it was her passion for learning and education that led her to join ISP. Originally from North Norfolk, but now based in east London with her family, she is also Chair of Trustees for a local charity.

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