Supporting Member Testimonials from Member Schools

COBIS is proud of our Supporting Members who work with COBIS schools on a regular basis. Our schools often provide feedback to us on the fantastic work they do.

If your school would like to submit a testimonial based on the work of a COBIS Supporting Member, please use this form to submit your feedback.

Any queries regarding Supporting Member testimonials from Member schools should be directed to Natalie Williams, COBIS Membership Officer - members@cobis.org.uk or 0044 (0) 203 826 7198.

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School Name: British International School of Stavanger 
Supporting Member Organisation: Derventio Education 
Date Used: March 2018 
Comments: Before we implemented SchooliP into our school, all of our processes were paper based; this included all of our performance management and staff appraisals. It makes the whole professional development process obvious for staff, their agreed objectives and standards are right in front of them and these are very easily accessible at any point throughout the year. They themselves can identify if they are slipping, even if this is unintentionally, and can rectify it before it comes to an interim review or end of year appraisal. What I have observed is that as a result of SchooliP, it makes the professional development process more obvious to staff, gives continuous professional development value and brings it more to the forefront of their priorities. - Anne Howells, Principal 

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School Name: Brighton College Abu Dhabi 
Supporting Member Organisation: CHQ Group
Date Used: January 2018
Comments: CHQ is a fantastic tool excellent for parents and teachers alike. Teachers have really appreciated having immediate access to contact information and medical details during activities, through the CHQ mobile application, and our ability to monitor ‘who is where’ during co-curricular periods, has tightened up our safeguarding of pupils”. Simon Crane, Head of School, Brighton College Abu Dhabi

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School Name: The British School of Gran Canaria 
Supporting Member Organisation: Dragonfly
Date Used: October 2017
Comments: Alan Jervis' workshop was universally appreciated and valued by the teaching staff, with each member of the faculty finding numerous tips, advice and stimulating ideas readily available. The enthusiasm instilled, and practical nature of the workshop meant that several staff implemented new strategies and resources the next day of teaching! - Julian Clarke, Director


School Name: Wellington College International, Tianjin 
Supporting Member Organisation: Titus Learning 
Date Used: September 2017 
Comments: Titus Learning was presented to us by our previous Group Director of ICT. He had contact with some of the current managers … and found them to be energetic and responsive. Here in WCIT we usually find working with young teams in developing companies with good ideas, positive energy, and a flexible approach beneficial to both sides, and Titus Learning was no exception – we quickly agreed upon all terms and requirements, and the Titus team started work immediately. Ours is perhaps a specific case, as digital communication in China can be quite different to what we are used to overseas, but together we managed to overcome problems and our VLE was set up and ready to go. - Gregor Markovic, Head of ICT 

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School Name: The British School in Tokyo
Supporting Member Organisation: EyeFilm
Date Used: September 2017
Comments: Having commissioned EyeFilm to create a short film show-casing our flagship BST Outdoors programme, we were delighted with both the process and the final outcome. Charlie and Max were with us for a full week and filmed 'on location'in a range of precarious positions - dangling from ropes, balancing in kayaks and running alongside paragliders. They were great sports throughout and the result was spectacular! 

They also offered a masterclass in film editing which went down very well with our students and which we hope will pay dividends in the future as we produce our own video highlights in-house.

I can't recommend the EyeFilm team highly enough - and we will certainly welcome them back to Tokyo in the near future. - Brian Christian, Principal

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School Name: Ulaanbaatar Elite International School
Supporting Member Organisation: EducationCity 
Date Used: September 2017
Comments: Ulaanbaatar Elite International School has been using Education City for almost 2 years and it has been beneficial in many ways for teachers, parents and students. 
For teachers, lesson planning right through to marking and assessment are visible in this website. Teachers simply search for the right content related to the topic recently discussed and they will be given options based on the level of the students. The process is easy. They just have to make a new classwork or homework, add contents then choose the settings based on their preferences. Teachers are also able to differentiate work for individual students, groups or classes, which exactly meet the needs of those specific students. The amazing part is that parents can see the homework or classwork published by the teachers. Teachers can make revisions or add contents later on. They also have an access to the students’ information so once the parents and students ask, they can easily give the information to them. In other words, it’s very flexible and useful for the teachers.

For the parents, it’s has been a very useful tool to make connections with their children. Once the homework was given especially to younger students, parents must assist them in finding the right homework given to their kids. Furthermore, parents who need assistance in English learn with their kids. Parents also enjoy the activities and find them challenging. We received positive feedbacks from some of the parents and they mentioned about Education City being useful for both students and parents. Parents use the website to study on their own since they have full access to it. They are allowed to search for topics based on their level as well. They also practice a lot during their free time because the site is not limited to classwork and homework. 

The students of Ulaanbaatar Elite International School find the website enjoyable and challenging. They always look forward to classwork and homework given to them. The school allots an hour every week for Education City alone and the students look forward to that hour. They enjoy the graphics, the design, the sounds and the way the site was user friendly to everyone. They like answering the questions by clicking on the right answer. Given that the site gives them a chance to print their own certificates adds excitement to them. Mustafa Soydemir - Primary Principal


School Name: Jerudong International School 
Supporting Member Organisation: Titus Learning 
Date Used: September 2017 
Comments: The EduLink One app is great and far superior to the alternative app we trialled. Our teachers love being able to complete the register on a mobile device and adore being able to edit/create reports at home with a really effective write back function. EduLink One has been a revelation to our staff. Registers take seconds to complete, requiring very few clicks. All very easy and time efficient. - Barnaby Sandow, Principal


School Name: Polish British Academy of Warsaw 
Supporting Member Organisation: the-learning-crowd 
Date Used: June 2017
Comments: The workshop with Natalie from “the-learning-crowd” was a valuable experiences for my school teachers. The two-day training was well planned and focused on our needs and questions. The staff response to this training was overwhelmingly positive! They immediately put the information they learned to work in their classroom experiences, parent meetings etc. Thank you! - Kamila Wilczynska, Headteacher 

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School Name: Doha College 
Supporting Member Organisation: CHQ Group
Date Used: April 2017
Comments: In the short time we have been using CHQ, it has really changed the way we approach our Extra Curricular Activity schedules. There has been a massive time-saving with the removal of manual spreadsheets and databases. We have been able to increase the number of ECAs that pupils can sign up to at no additional work load - this has certainly made parents happy. Importantly, we are able to better track where our pupils are after school and so be more confident in the safeguarding of our pupils. Douglas Briggs - Director of Extra Curricular Activities 


School Name: Maadi British International School
Supporting Member Organisation: the-learning-crowd 
Date Used: March 2017 
Comments: The Learning Crowd provided MBIS with an excellent consultancy service. Great communication before, during and after the school visit ensured clarity of objectives, insightful discussion and a pragmatic report to support school strategic action. The Learning Crowd provide a very professional service and represent value for money. Highly recommended. - Richard White, Head