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Associate Memberships

Council of British International Schools (COBIS) 


Founded over 30 years ago and representing over 270 member organisations, COBIS is a responsive, innovative and growing global organisation, open to current and future opportunities. COBIS exists to serve, support and represent its member schools - their leaders, governors, staff and students. 

COBIS hosts a range of conferences and professional development events for teachers, middle leaders and support staff throughout the year, plus an annual conference in London in May for school leaders and Governors. 

East Asia Regional Council of Schools (EARCOS)


EARCOS is an organisation of 136 member schools in East Asia, 158 associate members and 33 individual members. EARCOS inspires adult and student learning through its leadership and service and fosters intercultural understanding, global citizenship and exceptional education practices within their key learning community. 

National Association of School Business Management (NASBM) 


NASBM is the UK's leading association working exclusively on behalf of the School Business Management profession. They aim to provide professional training, advice and support to all their members. The actual "birth" of the association can be placed to a meeting held in Cheltenham in 1994, and it was here that it was recognised that there was a need for groups to be encouraged to join the planned national organisation and allow their voices to be heard more widely. 

Institute of Export and International Trade


The Institute of Export & International Trade's mission is to enhance the export performance of the United Kingdom by setting and maintaining professional standards in international trade management and export practice. This is principally achieved by the provision of education, training and practical business support services.

The challenging and often complex trading conditions in international markets mean that our role has never been more vital. The Institute continues to be committed to the belief that real competitive advantage lies in the competence of British businesses. Our future export growth must be underpinned by a sound foundation of knowledge.

British Schools in the Middle East (BSME)


Formed in 1982, British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) provides a quality-assured network of schools helping Heads and Teachers share best practice and keep abreast of the latest educational developments. BSME runs its own Accreditation System, Annual Headteachers' Conferences, Continuing Professional Development (CPD) programme of over 100 courses per year and a range of inter school sports, music, arts and other events.