Principals' Forum 2022 in Egypt

Presenter(s): Kathryn Booth, Meran Mansour, Sherif Gaafar, Kristina Altoft, Mohammad Hasan

Principals' Forum 2022 in Egypt (10:00-12:00 EET)

Join us at this exclusive virtual event for Egypt school leaders for an update on the latest Pearson Edexcel news, an exciting preview of our Onscreen Mocks Service and onscreen assessment roadmap, and a closer look at how ActiveLearn can prepare your learners for success.


10:00 Welcome address (Presenter: Kathryn Booth, Director, Pearson Schools Qualifications, MENAT) 
10:05 Pearson Edexcel update (Presenters: Meran Mansour, Senior Regional Development Manager, Pearson and Sherif Gaafar, Regional Development Manager, Pearson) 
10:35 Onscreen assessment & Mocks Service (Kristina Altoft, Head of Assessment Services, Pearson School Qualifications)
11:15 Optimising tracking and progression with the ActiveLearn Digital Service (Mohammad Hasan, Head of Courseware and Educational Advisor, Pearson Schools Qualifications, MENAT) 
11:45 Questions and close 

For: Principals and senior leaders in international schools in Egypt


About the presenters

Kathryn Booth is Director of Pearson Schools Qualifications, MENAT. She has been with Pearson for 13 years, at first in the London head office where she was responsible for developing Pearson Edexcel GCSE and A level science qualifications. Since 2018, she has been living in region and working out of the Pearson Dubai office, with responsibility for Pearson's qualifications and courseware portfolio for schools across the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey.

Meran Mansour is Senior Regional Development Manager for Pearson Schools Qualifications in Egypt, looking after Pearson Edexcel and BTEC qualifications and supporting schools, teachers and improving learner outcomes across Egypt. She has worked with schools in Egypt since 2014 and in North Africa countries since 2021. She is based in Egypt and had worked in international education since 2007, firstly with British Council Egypt, then spending spent two years at a prestigious international school in Egypt before joining Pearson in 2014.

Sherif Gaafar joined Pearson April 2021 from another British awarding body as a Senior Regional Development Manager looking after Egypt and Algeria, also as a former British Council staff member helped him to bring a huge wealth of expertise on Academic qualifications.

Kristina Altoft is Head of Assessment Services for Pearson School Qualifications. Kristina joined Pearson in 2012 as a partnership manager working closely with school leadership teams. She then moved into the Curriculum management team leading on Science and helping drive change and improvements into the heart of our Science qualifications. In 2020 she launched our Mocks Service and is now responsible for many of the integrated services and solutions that support our high stakes exam delivery. 

Mohammad Hasan is Head of Courseware and an Educational Advisor for Pearson Middle East. He has worked in education for more than 22 years as a teacher, manager and educational advisor. He has managed several education projects to improve students' learning via effective teaching strategies and engaging learning resources. 

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