COBIS has a long history of lobbying on behalf of our membership and will continue to do so when called upon.

We are in regular close contact with colleagues at the Department for Education (DfE) and the Department for International Trade (DIT) and have successfully lobbied the government on issues like the early release of curriculum papers and induction for NQTs (Newly Qualified Teachers) in the past.

With the recent decision of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, COBIS is currently working hard to ensure that a number of pertinent issues relating to international education are tackled during negotiations with the EU. In Summer 2016, COBIS Chairman Trevor Rowell wrote a letter to the DfE to ask for clarification on the uncertainty that surrounds what a 'Brexit' will mean for international British schools overseas and we will continue to represent our schools in any discussions that we hope to have in the future with representatives from the UK Government.

If you feel that COBIS could assist in any issue related to international British schools overseas or to your school or organisation directly, please contact CEO Colin Bell.

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