Wednesday 21 July 2020
This webinar explores the implications of fee changes for EU students on university entry to the UK for 2021 and beyond, with David Hawkins, Director and Founder of The University Guys, Mike Nicholson, Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach at The University of Bath and Holly Smith, Senior International Officer at The University of Sussex.
Wednesday 15 July 2020
Professional development activities for Teaching Assistants and Early Years Practitioners are discussed in this webinar led by Eva Cartwright, Principal of The Teaching Assistant College. This session explores activities that can help to boost confidence and enhance collaboration within a team, and also provides an overview of the COBIS Diploma for International TAs and Early Years.
Wednesday 8 July 2020
This session explores the importance of educating and involving students in sustainability programmes such as The Planet Mark certification and the wide range of benefits associated in doing so, with Colin Bell, CEO of COBIS, Jonathan Withey, Head of Business Development at The Planet Mark, and Jason Quinn, Estates Manager at Petroc.
Wednesday 1 July 2020
This webinar, presented by Eye Film, looks at how schools can make the most of video now and in the future, particularly during this unusual time. Charlie Gauvin, Managing Director of Eye Film, provides practical tips on how to create virtual tours and open days and how to create your own content, using the right equipment and software.
Wednesday 24 June 2020
Safer recruitment continues to remain a priority in keeping children and young people safe in the current climate. This webinar, led by The Safeguarding Alliance, identifies and assesses risk mitigation for remote safer recruitment during COVID-19.
Thursday 11 June 2020
Why is it important to include people of all gender, background and heritage on our staff and governing body at all levels? Surveys show that the benefits of workplace diversity include greater innovation; variety of different perspectives; better decision making; higher employee engagement. This session explores practical ways to encourage and enhance diversity within your establishment.
Tuesday 9 June 2020
Diane Glass shares the latest data for the 2019-2020 year including updates from the ISC Research field-based team on the implications and opportunities for education suppliers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Monday 8 June 2020
An exploration into the potential benefits of ‘growing your own’ teachers through involvement in initial teacher training. This webinar hosted by The National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers considers the options available to the international schools sector, the implications of involvement in ITT and the potential benefits to your school and wider communities.
Thursday 4 June 2020
Inspired by previous COBIS Headteacher Conferences and a belief that we can do much more for our pupils, The British Schools Foundation has begun to launch a revised curriculum approach for their schools that places much greater emphasis on the personal development of pupils.
Wednesday 3 June 2020
Potential solutions to the current challenge of supporting learners with literacy difficulties are explored in this webinar with Julia Clouter, Head of Education at Scanning Pens. She discusses what parent-friendly resources are available to encourage confident reading, how parents of learners with dyslexia and low level of literacy can be supported and the availability of tools, screeners and transition resources for home use.
Monday 1 June 2020
In this session, Angus MacKay from the United Nations Institute for Training and Research reflects on how the classroom is becoming the new frontline in tackling climate change with the potential to transform the course of human development, over the course of one or perhaps two generations.
Tuesday 26 May 2020
An update on UK university admissions is provided in this session, with advice available for the 2020 and 2021 applications. This webinar also discusses what's happening in Clearing, the UCAS response to COVID-19 and the impact it has had on applicants.
Tuesday 19 May 2020
This webinar, led by the COBIS Membership and Communication teams, provides advice on how Supporting Members can build successful relationships with our schools.
Monday 18 May 2020
A session for schools who have booked a Patron’s Accreditation or Compliance visit from September 2020 onwards, or who are interested in learning more about our approach to external validation and supporting school development.
Thursday 14 May 2020
This session provides an overview of the leadership journey of a newly promoted headteacher at British School Muscat, reflecting on the challenges and opportunities faced during her first year in headship.
Wednesday 13 May 2020
A round-up of COBIS Student Engagement activities from 2019/20 including the announcement of the Eco Film Awards and Coding Challenge winners.
Tuesday 12 May 2020
COBIS CEO, Colin Bell and Chairman, Trevor Rowell provide an update on our work over the past year and details about how we are responding to the current challenges. This webinar also features the latest intelligence and data from Will Bedford at ISC Research on the international schools market including the impact of coronavirus.
Friday 1 May 2020
In this webinar, Cambridge International discusses how grades will be awarded to students following the decision not to hold their June 2020 exam series, This webinar is presented by Andrew Coombe, Director, International Network, Ian Harris, Head of Marketing Communications and Amy Budd, Head of Brand.
Wednesday 29 April 2020
This webinar provides Supporting Members with an overview of the COBIS response to the COVID-19 crisis and the situation as it stands right now in our member schools. COBIS CEO Colin Bell has been in regular contact with our member schools and gives an update on the key questions and issues schools are facing during this pandemic. Geoff Gladding from the Department for International Trade also provides an update from his team on their key priorities at this time.
Wednesday 22 April 2020
In putting others before themselves, senior leaders in schools are failing to seek help when they need it most - something exacerbated by increasing demands and expectations within the education system. This webinar, presented by leadership coach Matt Messias from Dragonfly Training, challenges leaders to prioritise their own wellbeing and resilience and put themselves before others.
Monday 20 April 2020
In this webinar, Emily Konstantas from The Safeguarding Alliance discusses a range of issues in safeguarding the school community from afar, from ensuring your online learning platforms are secure, ensuring equality in education provision, and protecting both staff and students in the home environment.
Thursday 16 April 2020
Many schools are facing uncertainty on how to continue recruiting during a shutdown. Mark Steed, Principal and CEO of Kellett School in Hong Kong, shares his advice on attracting staff, no matter the situation.
Wednesday 15 April 2020
Closures are impacting schools in many ways. Judith Fenn, Executive Director of IStip, shares the latest updates on NQT induction and the implications of long-term closures for newly qualified teachers.
Thursday 9 April 2020
In this session, multi-award-winning EdTech pioneer Steve Bambury shares his expert insights to help COBIS members with their remote digital learning strategy.
The overarching focus of this session is Quality Assurance (QA) of remote learning but it encompasses areas such as assessment of online learning, best practice in terms of learning design and content creation and the importance of a clear communication strategy.
This session combines the audio recording from gotowebinar and the interactive platform Nearpod. Click here to view the asynchronous presentation whilst listening to the audio in the video above.
Wednesday 8 April 2020
This webinar aims to address the need for well-being especially in our present state of isolation, exploring well-being practices that you can personally use and could share with your teams and students. The session is led by Simon Mann, who is a qualified leadership trainer with 16 years of international school leadership experience.
Friday 3 April 2020
Experienced international university advisor David Hawkins provides an update for students holding university offers in the UK, US, Canada and beyond following the cancellation of the exams, as well as advice that can be given to families and students in other year groups about how to proceed with their application plans.
Wednesday 1 April 2020
This webinar explains the phrase ‘artificial intelligence’, and how it can be used in education to benefit learners. The session is led by Tomasz Stefanski, Head of Data Science at Sparx, an education research and technology company.
Wednesday 25 March 2020
The in-school routes to Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) Induction are discussed in this webinar led by Tes Institute and two COBIS Training School guests.
Wednesday 18 March 2020
Chris Green delves into how to use the online Maths learning platform Mangahigh, looking at how students can make the most of distance learning by playing games and completing assigned classroom tasks. Teachers can use the platform to set lessons and monitor their students' progress.
Wednesday 11 March 2020
Brian Cooklin, Principal of Nord Anglia International School, Hong Kong discusses how his school has responded to its long-term closure by using technology to continue early years, primary and secondary provision.