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Head of School – DP – Category 1: Virtual

12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am - 14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm

Recommended for:

Members of educational leadership teams (school directors, school principals, district officials) who are:

  • in schools conducting the feasibility study with a view to implementation of the Diploma Programme (DP)
  • in a non-IB school but interested in learning about the DP
  • new to the DP and/or are about to join an IB World School or candidate school.

This workshop is designed to help educational leaders to explore the philosophical and administrative implications of running the DP in their school or schools. This can be for those either introducing a new programme or joining an established one. The workshop will focus on:

  • The Diploma Programme model and how it holistically links the IB mission and philosophy, approaches to teaching and learning (ATL), and the curriculum (core and subject groups)
  • The implications for the school and its community of implementing the DP, including costs and staffing
  • Strategies to support successful implementation of the DP across a range of school contexts
  • The IB Programme standards and practices (January 2014) and the processes involved in application for candidacy and authorization and in the five-year evaluation.


Category 1

Choose Category 1 if you are new to the IB or if your situation is similar to any of the following.

  • You are new to the faculty of a longstanding IB World School and have not taught in an IB programme previously.
  • You are aware of the IB philosophy and programme structure but are not experienced in teaching or administrating the IB.
  • You are familiar with the IB subject guide (including assessment procedures, moderation) and would like greater confidence before teaching a course.
  • You have inherited a course and would like to review the subject content before teaching it to suit your own style and expertise.


Dates: 12th – 14th February 2021
Delivery  Virtually – using a bespoke online learning platform
Start time: Friday 12th February at 09:00 GMT
Finish time: Sunday 14th February at 16:00 GMT





12th February 2021 @ 9:00 am
14th February 2021 @ 4:00 pm
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University of Warwick Conference Centre
Gibbet Hill Rd
Coventry, CV4 7AL United Kingdom
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