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COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH)

Applications Now Being Accepted for 2024/25 Cohorts - deadline 28 June 2024

The COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads (CPAH) is a dynamic, engaging and challenging professional development programme for Aspiring Heads, Headteachers within the first two years of headship and experienced UK Headteachers new to International Headship.  The course runs over a period of eight to ten months, combining six days of face-to-face sessions, further online sessions, and a choice of in-school projects and optional school placements. The course is facilitated by trained COBIS facilitators who are international school leaders with extensive experience of headship in COBIS schools.  

  • Learn from and with other international school practitioners 

  • Gain a recognised qualification to prepare for headship in an international school 

  • Have focused time for reflection to support/prepare for headship within an ethos of support and challenge 

  • Gain credits towards Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status with the Chartered College of Teaching.

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Hear from Principal of Wales International School, Joanna Povall, on how taking part in the COBIS Programme for Aspiring Heads shaped her career.

Are you interested in leading an international school?

Do you want to meet and network with a group of like-minded leaders from diverse international schools?

Do you want to prepare for your first years as a headteacher?