DHI provides education support to the largest school in the world, City Montessori School

Schools Quality Circles took root at the City Montessori School in Lucknow. Following an industrial tour of Japan in 1990 organised by JUSE, Mr Jagdish Gandhi the Principal of the City Montessori School in Lucknow India, the largest independent school in the world, recorded in the Guinness Book of Records with currently over 50000 students!, decided to manage the school using the principles of Total Quality Management Japanese style with its emphasis on Quality Circles.

In 1994 five, 10 year old children from the school made a stunning presentation of a project at the international convention for Quality Circles which that year was held in Hong Kong and at which David Hutchins was an invited Keynote speaker. Following their presentation David immediately suggested to the head of the school Dr Vineeta Kamran that they should consider organising an international conference on schools Quality Circles to show the world what they were doing. David’s advice was instantly accepted and a conference was arranged for 1997. It proved extraordinarily successful and has been repeated every two years since.

In the intervening years it has been copied in other countries and in 2014 it was held at Kingston University where DHIQC were the main sponsor. The following are a few shots of past conferences in Lucknow and in Nepal. More pictures will be included in due course.

Just a small proportion of the 3800 students and teachers at the 2011 convention held at Lucknow representing over 24 countries

Just a small proportion of the 3800 students and teachers at the 2011 convention held at Lucknow representing over 24 countries

David and Margaret Hutchins participating in the Nepal National event in 2012. there are 28000 children involved in the Quality Circles movement in Nepal

David and Margaret Hutchins participating in the Nepal National event in 2012. there are 28000 children involved in the Quality Circles movement in Nepal

One of the main presentation Halls at CMS Lucknow named after David in recognition of his early work helping the movement to get established

One of the main presentation Halls at CMS Lucknow named after David in recognition of his early work helping the movement to get established

David as DG for the UK since 1997  

David as DG for the UK since 1997

 

National Students Quality Circles Convention in Nepal 2012  

National Students Quality Circles Convention in Nepal 2012

 

Just one of the hundreds of Student Quality Circles participating in one of the Lucknow conventions

Just one of the hundreds of Student Quality Circles participating in one of the Lucknow conventions

Recognition for Margaret and David Hutchins for 20 years support for the International schools Quality Circles movement  

Recognition for Margaret and David Hutchins for 20 years support for the International schools Quality Circles movement
 

TQM Workshop in Kathmandu 2012  

TQM Workshop in Kathmandu 2012


 

WCTQEE Meeting in Hutchins Hall 2011

WCTQEE Meeting in Hutchins Hall 2011