March 9th, 2023 / 15:00 – 16:30 CET

Coordinators: Javier M. Valle and Mónica Fontana

The current regulatory changes present a clear opportunity to explore the possibilities of increasing autonomy, of proposing an innovative curricular project and of assigning new functions to the pedagogical leaders of the centers, both the members of the management teams as well as the tutors and the counselors.

The Leadership Programme for a Whole Child Development (WCD) highlights some differential aspects that affect schools with special difficulties and that facilitate leading the whole child development of their students: varied learning styles, respect for differences, creative methodologies to leave no one behind, personalization of tutorial action and support of an orientation based on understanding the interaction between all the dimensions of the person, developed under the lens of a competency-based pedagogy.

«We need to design good scenarios for students to be protagonists. A transformation process is built with time, excitement and desire.».

Óscar Martín Centeno



Students, the real protagonists

Oscar Martín Centeno

Director of the Centre of Pre-school, Primary and Secondary School Santo Domingo de Algete (Madrid). President of the Board of Directors of Madrid.

He has published several books for which he received several awards, as well as texts and articles in numerous national and international journals. Lecturer in several American and European universities, foundations and companies. Director of documentaries, multimedia educational proposals and video art pieces for the Museum of Contemporary Arts Reina Sofía and the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum.


ROUNDTABLE – 15:20 to 16:30 CET


Competential curriculum and pedagogical autonomy: participatory exchange of successful experiences.

Introduced and conducted by: Javier Valle

Universidad Autónoma of Madrid

Doctor in Educational Sciences. Professor at the UAM, specialist in Comparative and Supranational Education, and in educational policy of the European Union. Director of the Research Group “Supranational Educational Policies” (GIPES), external advisor of EURYDICE, member of TEAM-EUROPE, of the Spanish Society of Comparative Education and of the School Council of the Community of Madrid. She is currently Director of the Journal of Supranational Policies of Education..

«The school has to become a place where multidisciplinary projects are developed in shuch a way that allows the acquisition of the eight competencies in an integrated manner».


David Izquierdo. Headmaster at IES Antonio Domínguez

Degree in English Philology and Master in International Education. Headmaster of IES Antonio Domínguez Ortiz since 2016, and President of APRODIR (Professional Association of Secondary Education Directors of the Community of Madrid) since 2020. Researcher in the fields of school leadership, educational legislation and educational networks. He has worked in the Bilingual Program of the Ministry of Education of Madrid, as a collaborating teacher at URJC and at SGOA from he Ministry of Education.

Ana Hernández. Head of Studies at IES Julio Verne

Degree and PhD in Fine Arts. Degree in Psychology. Master in Contemporary Plastic Arts. Career officer of the force of Secondary Education Teachers, specialty Drawing. Head of Studies at the IES Julio Verne. President of Mejora tu Escuela Pública (MEP). Award “Grandes Profes 2019” AtresMedia. SIMO Award for Best Secondary Innovative Experience and SIMO Baccalaureate 2021. Guest lecturer in the Master of Teacher Training at different universities. She has published in various media on educational innovation.

Carmen Pellicer. Fundación Trilema

President of Fundación Trilema where she leads numerous training programs for teachers and managers in public and private schools throughout Spain. Theologian, pedagogue and writer. Ashoka Fellow 2016. She runs seven schools in Spain. She co-directs with José Antonio Marina the Chair of Executive Intelligence at the University of Nebrija and, together with the Fundación CEU Andalucía, the online Master’s Degree ‘Learning Leaders’. Since 2018 she is director of «Cuadernos de Pedagogía».

Bernardette Almeida. Headmistress for Agrupamento de Escolas de Sines

Headmistress for Agrupamento de Escolas de Sines, an educational area of priority intervention. She holds a Master’s degree in Educational Administration and Management from the Open University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sport from the Faculty of Sport of the University of Porto. He has training in Leadership for Integral Education (2021) from CEPCEP of the Portuguese Catholic University and in Collaborative Leadership (2020) from IPAV.

Teresa Lopes. Headmistress for Agrupamento de Escolas Ibn Mucana

Graduated in History from the Classical University of Lisbon. Specialized training in School Administration and Management by the Higher Institute of Humanities and Technologies, the Department of Education of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon, the Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences of the University of Lisbon, the Open University and the National Institute of Educational Administration and Management of Educational Administration. Since 2011 she is director of the Ibn Mucana School Group. Advocate of the public education service and the establishment of an inclusive public school for all, within the framework of democratic principles and values.

Javier Valle

David Izquierdo

Ana Hernández

Carmen Pellicer

Bernardette Almeida

Teresa Lopes

WORKSHOP – 15:30 to 16:30 CET

Room 2

Personalizing education in disadvantaged contexts: a challenge and a duty

Through a role play dynamic, different scenarios will be created in order to solve a managerial problem by means of a coordinated action of tutors and counselors.


Mónica Fontana. University Complutense of Madrid

PhD in Philosophy and Educational Sciences and currently teaches at the Department of Educational Research and Psychology. She is also an international consultant to different institutions in Latin America and Africa and a quality director at an Ugandan university. Her research areas are: Research methods in Social Sciences, Socio-Emotional Competences (soft skills) and training of counsellors and teachers./p>

«There is no efficient educational action without the coordination of the actors involved».

Javier Vidal. University of León

PhD in Philosophy from the University of Salamanca and Professor at the University of León in the area of Research Methods in Education. From 2006 to 2008 he was General Manager of Universities at the Ministry of Education and Science, and from 2008 to 2009 General Manager of Evaluation and Management of the Education System at the Ministry of Education, Social Policy and Sport. Researcher in the field of study of higher education, education policy, training and assessment in competences, as well as international mobility. Contributor to various international bodies, such as the European Commission, the World Bank and the OEI. Coordinator and member of the research team of European projects such as Alfa, Lifelong Learning, Tempus or Erasmus+. He is currently involved in national and international projects on educational and university guidance, skills training and assessment, as well as international mobility.

«Coordination in an educational institution must come from the management team, but success is everyone’s responsibility.».