This page contains information about the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML) and COBIS Facilitator Training.

 

More than 150 Middle Leaders are taking part in the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders in 2019/20 (click here to download the programme guide). In 2019/20, cohorts are running in Amman, Bucharest, Kyiv, Madrid, Muscat, Lagos, Cayman Islands, Frankfurt, Munich, Doha, Riyadh, Cologne and Marbella.


Key points about the CPML:

  • A 1 year programme for ambitious middle leaders who wish to develop their personal and professional skills.
  • A blended learning approach with facilitated workshops and self-directed learning, including five days of face-to-face training events.
  • In addition to completing six modules, participants design, implement and evaluate a Leadership Challenge project within their own school context
  • Participants develop their professional network with other COBIS colleagues

 

2019/20 CPML Cohort Details:
 

Bucharest, Romania
Host School: British School of Bucharest, Romania
Delegate fees: 1300 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 31 October - 2 November 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 20-21 March 2020
Booking closed

Kyiv, Ukraine
Host School: The British International School Ukraine
Delegate fees: 1300 USD
First face-to-face dates: 22-24 September 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 7-8 June 2020
Booking closed

Madrid, Spain
Host School: King's College, Madrid, Spain
Delegate fees: 1485 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 7-9 October 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 23-24 March 2020
Please note, this course has now been confirmed
Booking closed

Blantyre, Malawi
Host School: Saint Andrew's International Primary School, Malawi
Delegate fees: £995
First face-to-face dates: 31 October 2019 - 2 November 2019
Second face-to-face dates: Spring 2020 
Booking closed

Muscat, Oman
Host School: British School Muscat, Oman
Delegate fees: 550 OMR
First face-to-face dates: 12-14 October 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 1-2 February 2020
Location of face-to-face sessions: City Seasons, Muscat
Please note, this course has now been confirmed
Booking closed

Lagos, Nigeria
Host School: CIS Lagos
Delegate fees: £900
First face-to-face dates: 11-13 October 2019 / 31 October - 2 November 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 15-16 May 2020 / 29-30 May 2020

Due to demand, it is expected that two CPML cohorts will run in Lagos for 2019/20. Dates for both cohorts can be found above. Once you have booked, we will be in touch requesting your preferred cohort.

Booking closed

Cayman Islands
Host School: Cayman Prep and High School
Delegate fees: TBC
First face-to-face dates: 2-4 October 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 19-20 March 2020
Booking closed

Frankfurt, Germany
Host School: King's College Frankfurt
Delegate fees: 1485 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 21-23 October 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 26-27 March 2020
Please note, this course has now been confirmed
Booking closed

Doha, Qatar
Host School: Doha College, Qatar
Delegate fees: £995
First face-to-face dates: 16-18 November 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 27-28 March 2020
Please note, this course has now been confirmed
Booking closed

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Host School: British International School Riyadh
Delegate fees: 3000 SAR
First face-to-face dates: 28-30 September 2019
Second face-to-face dates: TBC
Booking closed

Marbella, Spain
Host School: Aloha College
Delegate fees: 1485 Euros
First face-to-face dates: 17-19 October 2019
Second face-to-face dates: 24-25 April 2020 
Booking closed

Further details:
If you have any questions about the CPML, or to register your interest in the 2020/21 CPML, please email cpd@cobis.org.uk.

 


COBIS Facilitator Training

COBIS is pleased to be able to offer schools the opportunity to train new facilitators who will be able to deliver the CPML in their own schools, opening up the possibility for COBIS Schools to run their own programmes or work in collaboration with other schools. Trained facilitators who are Headteachers (or equivalent), with significant leadership experience, may also be able to deliver the CPAH (subject to approval from COBIS).

The next COBIS Facilitator Training course will take place 6-8 May 2020 in London. Delegate fees are £695 plus VAT for COBIS/FOBISIA Members and £870 plus VAT for non-COBIS Members. For more information, and to access the booking form, please click here.

Please click here to download further details.

Read about the experience of one of our facilitators on our blog page.

 


COBIS Partnership with University of Bath

COBIS has an agreement with the Department of Education at the University of Bath whereby Middle Leaders can combine working towards the CPML with enrolment on the MA Education programme by completing an Educational Enquiry unit.
 

Completing an Educational Enquiry unit linked to the CPML involves generating an original Masters level 5,000-word assignment, which draws both on issues covered in your CPML work and on relevant academic literature. The assignment may be related to, but must be separate from, the CPML Leadership Challenge report. Generation of the assignment will be supported by access to the University of Bath’s library facilities, and by a member of academic staff who acts as supervisor during the six months allowed for completion of the assignment, which will be assessed against MA Education criteria. Successful completion of the assignment will accrue 12 credits towards one of the following Masters level qualifications:

Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Studies (30 credits)

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (60 credits)

MA Education (90 credits)

Completion of any of these qualifications requires registration on the MA Education programme. If you wish to be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate or Postgraduate Diploma rather than completing the MA Education degree, you should notify the Department of Education of your intention after having accrued the appropriate number of credits.

Additional credits towards these qualifications may be gained by participating in MA Education units offered via the University of Bath campus-based Summer School, at Study Centres worldwide, and/or online. Fees payable for the Educational Enquiry unit are the same as for all MA Education units. Full details of all aspects of the MA Education programme may be found here.

To enrol for an Educational Enquiry unit beginning in September 2020, applications will need to be made by no later than 1 July 2020. Please note that applying for your first unit of study with Bath (whether the Educational Enquiry or any other unit) requires that you first apply for a place on the MA Education programme.
 

If you have any questions or requests for further information, please contact Professor Mary Hayden at m.c.hayden@bath.ac.uk.