Heads Connect

Heads Connect

Flow of the event - 19th March 2019

Time Description
9:00 – 9:30 am Meet and Greet
9:30 – 9:40 am Introductions:
Sapna Yadav
AVP Operations, Shri Educare Limited
9:45 – 10:15 am Mr. Allan Andersen, Director, Chaman Bhartiya Leadership School

Topic: Leadership in the School for the 21st Century
10:15 - 10:45 am Ms. Uttara Singh
Director, The Shri Ram Millennium Schools

Topic: The 3 Way Handshake Between Parent, Student and Child
10:45 - 11:15 am Mr. Thoha Saleem, Principal, Ghiyassudin International School, Maldives

Topic: Sustainable Education
11:15 – 11:45 am Coffee Break
11:45 – 12:15 noon Mahesh Balakrishnan, IB Development and Recognition Manager, North India

Topic: IB in India
12:15- 12:45 pm Mr. Sambhav Srivastav - Under Secretary Evaluation Association of Indian Universities

Topic: IB and it’s Acceptance in India
12:45 – 1:30 pm Closure, followed by lunch

Heads Connect - Profile

Mr. Allan Kjaer Andersen

Allan Kjaer Andersen, Director of school development, Bhartiya City Developers, Bangalore, India is an MA in Danish language, literature and history as well as a Master of Public Administration. He founded the Oerestad Gymnasium (high school) in 2005, which is one of the most popular gymnasiums in Denmark. Known for its media profile, ICT pedagogy, open learning spaces and innovative and student engaging teaching methods. From 2005-2018 he was the principal at Oerestad Gymnasium. The first Ashoka Changemaker School in Denmark. From May 2018 based in Bhartiya City in Bangalore, he is developing a school concept and a K- 12 school with the ambition to educate future leaders for India. The school is designed with open learning spaces and will mainly use digital learning resources. The pedagogy will be based on Project based Learning. The school will develop its own leadership curriculum, that will be merged with the ICSE and IB curriculum. The content will be framed on basis of UN’s Global goals for sustainable development. The school will open in June 2020 and be followed by otherschools. Allan is a presenter at International seminars and conferences on 21stcentury learning spaces and learning, technology in teaching and “the why of education” in the 21stcentury. He is a member of Global Schools Alliance as well as Member of HundrED academy, Finland.

Ms. Uttara Singh

An educationist and an administrator with a vision of taking learning beyond academics in order to create new generations of life-long learners, Ms. Uttara Singh, Director, The Shriram Millennium Schools and the Principal of the The Shriram Millennium School, Noida, is well recognised for her impactful and sustained contribution to the field of schooleducation. Working with children across age groups in a career spanning more than two and half decades in various schools in Delhi NCR, she has donned many hats from that of a teacher to an administrator and achieved a host of milestones during this journey. Ms. Singh has been instrumental in successfully starting and managing The Shriram Millennium Schools in Faridabad in 2012 and in Gurugram in 2018. The introduction of the Cambridge Lower Secondary and IGCSE programmes at the Noida Campus in the academic year 2017-18 and the start of the IB Diploma Programme planned in the near future, is a manifestation of her philosophy to stay updated with global trends in education and offer our students globally benchmarked and application based academic programmes. Ms. Singh and her team are the recipients of the prestigious Rex Karmaveer Education Change Champion Award for creating a positive social impact and attitudinal transformation in the community. The schools have also received multiple laurels from the education world survey held every year.

Mr. Thoha Saleem

Mr. Thoha Saleem is a strong educational professional, who has studied from The University of Nottingham, Maldives National University and NIE Singapore. An experienced managing director with a demonstrated history of working in education management, he has molded Ghiyassudin International School into a Microsoft showcase school as well as the most sought-after school on the Island of Male’ He has introduced multiple programmes like project-based learning, financial literacy and sustainable education initiatives all in keeping with his philosophy of nurturing a progressive school.

Mr. Mahesh Balakrishnan

Based in New Delhi, Mahesh Balakrishnan has an extensive backgroundin Sales & Marketing and has over 2 decades of global business development experience across multiple industries. His experience includes working with regulators, policy makers and industryleaders. A passionate teacher and mentor, Mahesh brings in a decade of experience in education. He has worked across higher and primary education, online learning and technology in education in the fields of simulation and gamified learning. He also conducts corporate workshops. He has been active in student mentoring and providing them various career pathways to higher education. Mahesh holds an MSC in Technopreneurship and Innovation from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and an MBA in Marketing from India.

Mr. Srivastava

Mr. Srivastava has been working with the Association of Indian Universities since 1984. Since 1st March 2009 he has headed the Department as Section Officer. Presently, he is the Under-Secretary Evaluation. He has long experience of handling the cases of equivalence of foreign degrees and School level qualifications and is well versed with the System of Education world over. He was a member of several Visiting Committees constituted to accord equivalence to PGDM programmes offered by institutions outside the purview of Universities, including IIMs.