10 Inbound Marketing Strategies Your School Needs Now

Wednesday 23 September 2020

What is inbound marketing and why do you need it? Understand the big picture of how inbound marketing serves your school and build a strategy you can implement now with Dan Price, Storytelling Director and Ben Weston-Conway, Marketing Manager at Interactive Schools.

COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and Compliance Revised Standards

Tuesday 22 September 2020

The Accreditation team discusses our revised Accreditation and Compliance Standards, along with some extended aspects to our practice and a new School Handbook. 

Create, Assign, Complete and Assess Maths Digitally

Wednesday 16 September 2020

This session explores how Texthelp's ‘EquatIO’ enables effective strategies for formative assessment of maths and creates a workflow for teachers that enables fast creation of amazing resources and easy assignment of tasks.

Engaging Learners of the Future: The Learning Brain Online

Wednesday 9 September 2020

This webinar delivered by Rebecca Torrance Jenkins from Itza Media explores how educational neuroscience and cognitive psychology can provide insights into what makes learning successful, looking at how this can be applied to an online setting and how a child's progress can be evaluated in real time. 

Rebecca is happy to invite COBIS schools to participate in a pilot challenge where these ideas are put to the test! Please visit for more information.


Blended Learning in a Disconnected World

Wednesday 26 August 2020

With the global pandemic continuing to disrupt the education sector, schools will need to be prepared to provide a mix of class-based and online lessons in the autumn term. In this webinar, Chris Nash, Head of Community at Discovery Education, explores the powerful use of digital learning tools and content to assist the role of the teacher as a coach and motivator and how they can help to remove the digital divide in the current disconnected world.

Making a Success of Results Day

Wednesday 12 August 2020

As exam results day looms, we hear from Key Education Consultants on how staff can manage all aspects of the day and help pupils and parents to receive the support needed. This webinar, presented by Christopher Scorer and Matt Noble also explores university admissions and how to advice pupils on alternative options.

The Impact of Changes in UK Fee Status on University Guidance for Students

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.

Leading Professional Development for TAs and Early Years Practitioners

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.

Bringing Sustainability into the Classroom with The Planet Mark

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.

How Schools Can Make the Most of Video

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. 

Safer Recruitment During COVID-19

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. 

The Changing Face of Leadership: Strengthening Your Team Through Diversity

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.

The latest ‘need-to-know’ data and intelligence on the international schools market

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.

Making School-Based Teacher Training Work For You

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. 

A New Approach. Launching a Curriculum for Tomorrow.

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.

Signposting Support: Home Learning Links for Reading Help

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. 

How Teachers Can Tackle Climate Change

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. 


UCAS Support for International Applicants and Advisers During COVID-19

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. 

Building Engagement: Perspectives on Successful Relationships with COBIS Member Schools

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. 

The COBIS Patron's Accreditation and Compliance Process: A Differentiated Approach to External Validation

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.

Leading in a Climate of Change: Building a Shared Vision for Your School

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.

Celebrating COBIS Students

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. 


COBIS 2020 Update and the Challenges and Opportunities for the International Schools Market as a Result of Coronavirus

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.

Awarding Grades for Cambridge International Qualifications in the June 2020 Series

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. 

COVID-19 Update for COBIS Supporting Members

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. 

Lead self before leading others

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. 

Safeguarding children and teachers in distance learning

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.


How to Attract Teachers to Work in Your School (in Normal Times and Lockdown!)

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.


NQT induction and the implications of COVID-19

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.


Quality Assurance and Distance Learning

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.  

Practical Ways to Support Well-Being in Your Community During Uncertain Times

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.

University Entrance in a Changed World: 2020, 2021 and Beyond

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.


AI in Education: The Importance of Being Explainable

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.

Initial Teacher Training

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.

Supporting distance learning in Maths

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.

Online Learning: Making a Virtue out of a Necessity

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.

Improving learning outcomes for your students


Providing Student Choice and Voice (An Edtech "How to")


How to deliver a digital blended lesson in class


Involving parents in ongoing learning – the best way to improve results


Developing a sustainable culture of wellbeing at your school


International Education Recruitment: The Hiring Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2020


The strange demise of differentiation: Stretch and challenge for all learners


Safeguarding Responsibilities in International Schools


Opening reading doorways for reluctant readers


Strategies to support pupils with Maths difficulties


International language around inclusion and disability


Practical ways to build positive teams


The International Child Protection Certificate (ICPC)


Improving Student Writing with Technology


Are you ready for the 2020 Statutory Changes to Relationships and Health Education?


How to choose a digital resource


Why is entrepreneurship in education important?

Making Writing Exciting

How to get your children more active without leaving the classroom

International Education Recruitment: The Hiring Trends You Can’t Afford to Ignore in 2019

How to Optimize Your School’s Digital Footprint to Recruit, Retain and Engage

The Imagery-Language Foundation: Teaching All Children to Read and Comprehend

Creative use of Technology in the Maths Classroom

How to Blend Digital Learning into the Maths Classroom

Access Arrangements for Dyslexic Students

How the GDPR applies to international schools and ways to achieve compliance

Safeguarding Webinar: Are You Keeping Your Children Safe?*

*copyright One Team Logic 2019

Guidelines For Schools on the Single Central Register


Context is everything’: effective International working in Education


The Safer Recruitment Process


Exploring Peer Coaching and Leadership Coaching in school settings


Enrichment and Evidence: How schools can support high-achieving pupils through evidence-informed enrichment


Making Podcasts and Music Online with Soundtrap


Coaching in Schools | Deepening our Understanding, Improving our Performance


The Fear Project: Re-calibrate Stress and Anxiety in Your Classroom


Working with Demanding Parents in International Schools (School Leaders Training)


What Impact Does the Internet Have on Us and Our Children’s Lives? (Gooseberry Planet)


Vocal Leadership in your school


Thinking about the COBIS Diploma for International TAs as a Professional Development Tool for your School?


Exploring Transformational and Developmental Coaching Theories in Schools