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Benefits of COBIS School Membership:

  • A mark of global quality-assurance
  • Permission to use the internationally recognised COBIS logo and school membership branding.
  • Access to formal quality recognition through inspections by Department for Education (DfE) approved Inspectorates, specific for British schools overseas
  • Representation and lobbying on behalf of COBIS schools with the British Government, educational bodies, and the corporate sector
  • Access to deliver overseas induction programmes for UK trained Newly Qualified Teachers
  • A forum for discussion, networking, and sharing good practice through conferences, seminars, webinars and continuing professional development
  • A system of international support through contacts, consultancies, information, and marketing
  • INSET training for teachers and managers
  • Access to information about developments and trends in UK education
  • The opportunity to be part of a worldwide network of British schools working to enhance British education globally

Further benefits include:

  • Access to pre-inspection and critical friend visits
  • Access to inter-COBIS school sporting and other educational competitions and activities
  • Regular newsletters providing up-to-date information about the education sector in the United Kingdom and news from other schools
  • Access to the ISC Bulletin and Key Notes newsletter for International Schools
  • Profile of the school on the COBIS website
  • Access to a programme of regular webinars
  • Access to links with and contact details of COBIS schools
  • Access to Prohibition checks for new employees
  • Free posting of job vacancies on the COBIS website
  • Discounted delegate fees at the COBIS annual conference and COBIS teachers' conferences
  • Access to initial professional advice, or to further consultancy - some with COBIS discount
  • Access to Head mentoring and support
  • COBIS Accredited Members are eligible to vote at the COBIS AGM