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Andrey Prikazchikov

As we reach the end of the academic year, whilst being sensitive to the adversity which we have all faced, we would like to highlight and share with you some of our achievements, all of which are for the benefit of our growing family of schools and Supporting Associates worldwide. These achievements include:   

  • Virtual Accreditation: After a successful pilot phase, we have now completed 18 virtual Compliance and Accreditation visits, demonstrating that quality assurance never stops!
  • Virtual Annual Conference: More than 550 colleagues joined us for our first ever virtual event with a significant number of first-time attendees
  • CPD: Over 4,316 people registered to attend a COBIS webinar, and we had 1,030 CPD delegates.
  • Student Engagement: Over 44,000 students participated in our student competitions and events, making it another record-breaking year!
  • Lobbying: Representing all members, with the DfE, international exam boards, Ofqual and the DIT, we raised the issues of importance to you and your students, particularly around examinations, at the highest level this year     
  • Safeguarding: Over 1300 Prohibition Order Checks have been completed for member and non-member schools this year. This, coupled with our increased training opportunities and role as the ‘Founding Global Ambassador’ for the ICPC, demonstrates our unfaltering commitment to safeguarding.
  • ConnectED: Our virtual networking groups have grown and diversified this year with over 250 participants from 99 member schools engaging
  • Training Schools: Our 18 Training Schools have continued to offer Professional Learning despite challenging circumstances and have shared their knowledge through ConnectED sessions, webinars and conference sessions
  • Member Consultation: Thank you to all members who shared their views in our largest ever member consultation. We look forward to sharing the results with you soon

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of the people within our network who have supported our work this year, as well as the countless teachers, leaders, governors, support staff, administrators, regulators, parents and students within the COBIS family of schools worldwide.