Formula for Success. Patrick Derham

Patrick Derham, Head Master of #1 School in the UK and arguably the world, is in Yerevan at the invitation of Ayb School, and will kindly give an open talk to wide public. Westminster School is dating back to the 12th century and is today at the cutting edge of the finest teaching and developing the

finest minds. Mr. Derham is a fantastic speaker with an extraordinary and exciting life track - from a dramatic childhood to the elite of England as a highly respected and demanded educator.

The event is organized jointly by Ayb Educational Foundation, Skill and AGBU Armenian HQ.

• Topic: “What gets me out of bed in the morning”
• Venue: 2/2 Melik-Adamian Street, 2nd floor, AGBU Armenian HQ
• Get-together / registration: 6:10. The event will start at 6:30 sharp.
• Language: English (no translation provided)
• Format: 40 min. of talk + 20 min of Q&A
• A small gift to the author of the best question
• Registration REQUIRED at


Patrick Derham has been Head Master of Westminster School since September 2014. After studying History at Cambridge, he taught at Cheam and Radley before becoming Head Master of Solihull School in September 1996 and Rugby in September 2001.

Passionate about widening access Patrick set up the Arnold Foundation for Rugby School in 2003 which provides a boarding education at Rugby to under-privileged children and was instrumental in the setting up of the SpringBoard Bursary Foundation, a new national charity closely modelled on the Arnold Foundation, in November 2012. He is also Deputy Chairman of Trustees of IntoUniversity and a Trustee of the Gladstone Library. At Westminster Patrick is closely involved with Harris Westminster Sixth Form, an academically selective free school which has as its key objective to transform the education of the most able London students.

Patrick co-edited Liberating Learning Widening Participation with Michael Worton (2010) and Cultural Olympians with John Taylor (2013) and edited Loyal Dissent (2016).


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2/2 Melik-Adamyan Street, 0010
06 April , Friday 18:15

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