COBIS delivers high quality conferences and training programmes for leaders, teachers and support staff throughout the year. For a full list of Forthcoming Events, please click here.

In addition, schools can access the COBIS Consultancy Service which matches COBIS approved training consultants to deliver bespoke training to meet the needs of individual or regional groups of COBIS schools.

Teachers

COBIS Conference for Early Years Staff, Athens, Greece Exploring the EYFS World

  • When? 28-29 October 2016
  • Where? Byron College, International British School of Athens, Greece
  • Please see Previous COBIS Conferences for more information

COBIS/King's Group Professional Development Weekend, Madrid, Spain

COBIS Conference for EAL Staff, Bucharest, Romania

  • When? 16-17 February 2017
  • Where? The British School of Bucharest, Romania
  • Please see Previous COBIS Conferences for more information

COBIS Wellbeing Conference, Dubai, UAE
Nurturing Every Child

  • When? 14-15 April 2017
  • Where? Dubai College, UAE
  • For more information and a booking form, please click here.

Advanced Child Protection and Safeguarding Training, London, UK

  • When? 9 May 2017
  • Where? London
  • Full details and booking forms to follow

COBIS Seminar for Newly Appointed School Staff Moving Overseas, London, UK

  • When? Summer 2017
  • Where? TBC
  • Full details and booking forms to follow

Read about previous teachers' conferences

Middle Leaders

COBIS Middle Leaders' Programmes - 2016/17

In 2016/17, COBIS will be offering the one-year COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML) as well as the four-day Middle Leaders' Course delivered by Karen Ardley Associates and a Stepping Up to Senior Leadership course. The CPML will run in The Hague, Madrid, Bucharest, Mexico City, and Muscat. The four-day Middle Leaders' Course will run in Athens, Stavanger, Dubai, and New York. For more information about these programmes, please click here.

Headteachers and Senior Leaders

Classroom Support Staff

COBIS Diploma for International Teaching Assistants (DITA)

COBIS Conference for Early Years Staff, Athens, Greece

  • When? 28-29 October 2017
  • Where? Byron College, International British School of Athens, Greece
  • For more information, please see Previous Conferences.

COBIS/King's Group Professional Development Weekend, Madrid, Spain

  • When? 28-29 October 2016
  • Where? King's College Madrid, Spain
  • For more information, please see Previous Conferences.

COBIS Conference for EAL Staff, Bucharest, Romania

  • When? 16-17 February 2017
  • Where? The British School of Bucharest, Romania
  • Please see Previous COBIS Conferences for more information

COBIS Wellbeing Conference, Nurturing Every Child, Dubai, UAE

  • When? 14-15 April 2017
  • Where? Dubai College, UAE
  • For more information and a booking form, please click here.

Advanced Child Protection Course, London, UK

  • When? 9 May 2017
  • Where? London
  • For more information and booking forms, please click here.

Business, HR, Admissions and Marketing Officers

COBIS Conference for Bursars, Business Managers and HR Staff, Lisbon

COBIS Conference for Marketing, Development and Admissions Staff, Tokyo

  • When? 27-28 March 2017
  • Where? The British School in Tokyo, Japan
  • For more information and booking forms, please click here

PAs and Secretaries

COBIS Conference for PAs and Secretaries

  • When? 16-17 February 2017
  • Where? The British School of Brussels, Belgium
  • Please see Previous COBIS Conferences for more information

Governors

COBIS School Membership provides Governing bodies with access to quality training and support.

COBIS offers governance training and support to member schools and individuals through the COBIS Consultancy Service. Training is delivered by approved COBIS Consultants who are all quality assured.

In addition, COBIS School Governors and Governors from non-member schools are welcome to attend the COBIS Annual Conference and other COBIS training opportunities.


COBIS Governors - Are you looking for a quality training provider?

COBIS can also offer governance training to whole school Boards and individuals through the COBIS Consultancy Service.

Training areas include:

  • School management structures and processes
  • Parent and community relations
  • Preparation for inspection
  • School development planning
  • Safeguarding children/adults and child protection
  • Safer recruitment
  • Recruitment and selection
  • Curriculum models


While the Headteacher or Principal leads and manages the school from day to day, a properly constituted Board of Governance is an essential part of each COBIS member school. Schools show a healthy diversity of types of governing board - in size, constituency and organisation. There is no perfect solution: each must serve the needs of its school. In all cases, however, there must be good governance - for which COBIS sets out this advice and these expectations for its members and candidate member schools.

Download and review the COBIS Code of Good Governance

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