Building a world-class school – What we can learn from the theory of marginal gains?


David will introduce the audience to the concept of marginal gains and show fascinating successful examples from across the world of business and sports, where the marginal gains concept is at the forefront of their mindset. He will talk about the theory of compound interest and how, in successful or in failing schools respectively, they are either building an environment of compound success or indeed of compound failure. It is never one reason why a school becomes world-class, but often thousands, all adding up and having a profound impact. In essence, every school in the world can aspire to be

Across two days, over 250 sessions will take place at the Festival. A full timetable of sessions will be available from late May 2019. Until this point we will only be announcing the day(s) sessions will be taking place.