Council of British International Schools (COBIS) Compliance
In November, The British School of Brasilia underwent a visit with the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) as part of our commitment to quality assurance, but also as a means to gain membership to this prestigious organisation.
Schools who become members of COBIS become part of a network which ‘educate over 165,000 students and employ more than 16,000 teachers, which can be found in more than 75 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas’.
The purpose of a compliance visit is to ensure that our provision for health, safety and welfare is of the correct standard for British schools overseas exploring, in-depth, the following areas:
Safeguarding and Safer Recruitment
Ethos and Values
Not only did we meet the required standards to qualify for membership to COBIS, we were also awarded nine commendations and Beacon School status for truly exceptional practice in key areas across all five strands. Gaining Beacon School status means we may be approached or recommended to share outstanding practice with other COBIS schools around the world.
The process was intensive and included meetings and interviews with pupils, parents and staff as well as thorough analysis and checks of policies and procedures in action.
Our Lead Improvement Partner was very impressed by our ‘forward thinking approach’ to our integrated curriculum and commented on how well pupils know themselves and are known by our team. He describe BSB as place where ‘students can flourish and achieve their full potential’ noting the ‘significant progress and levels of achievement’ accomplished.
We are extremely proud of this achievement and look forward to taking BSB to even greater heights in the coming years.