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Products and Services for British International Schools of Global Quality Patron HRH Duke of York, KG

The Source Your Introduction to COBIS Supporting Members Products and Services for British International Schools of Global Quality

Dear Colleagues, I’m delighted to introduce the new edition of The Source, the COBIS directory of products and services offered by our valued Supporting Members. Our Supporting Member network continues to grow which is excellent news for COBIS member schools who benefit from the knowledge and expertise that our Supporting Members bring to our organisation. At COBIS, we work hard to ensure the expertise of our community is shared. This year, our new social media channels have helped us to grow our community so I would encourage you to connect with us and share your successes with your COBIS colleagues. Through shared experience, we all become wiser! Finally, I would like to thank our COBIS Supporting Members for their continued support and on behalf of myself and the COBIS team, we look forward to working with you this year. Natalie Friend Communications and Membership Officer

COBIS supports the growth and export potential of ‘International Education’ under the umbrella of ‘Brand UK Plc’. Representing the interests of commercial Supporting Members and British schools overseas, COBIS plays an active role with UKTI, the Department of Business Innovation and Skills, British Council, Department for Education and other key stakeholders. Through consultation meetings with Ministers and government policy groups and direct lobbying, COBIS, on behalf of its members, has contributed to the British Government’s ‘Industrial Strategy for International Education’. This strategy sets out a detailed framework to drive the UK’s global growth and prosperity in the highly competitive International Education sector. The strategy is available from Colin Bell Executive Director


Architects........................................................................... 5 Assessment and Qualifications......................................... 7 Consultancy and Professional Development.................. 10 Curriculum Resources and Publishers............................ 22 Facilities Management and School Equipment............... 36 Finance........................................................................... 38 ICT................................................................................... 41 Inspectorates................................................................... 43 Management Information Systems................................. 44 Recruitment..................................................................... 48 Research......................................................................... 54 School Marketing Services.............................................. 54 School Trips.................................................................... 55 Schoolwear..................................................................... 58 Student Development...................................................... 60 Websites, Apps and Social Media................................... 63

Architects BHM Chartered Architects

Contact: Steve Leech

BHM Architects are one of the foremost educational specialists. We have worked for over 100 major schools and colleges at home and abroad. We design every type of building for education including Classrooms, Science Labs, Theatres, Music Schools, Boarding Houses, Dining Halls, Sports Halls and Swimming Pools.

1 White Hart Lane London SW13 0RA UK +44 (0) 20 8878 4667

Eric Parry Architects Contact: Yasmin Shariff 28-42 Banner Street London EC1Y 8QE UK +44 (0) 7985 085360

Eric Parry Architects is an award winning practice with a portfolio of notable projects including complex renewal and extension of the Holburne Museum, Bath and St Martin-in-theFields church, school buildings and public facilities in Trafalgar Square, central London. We have an excellent portfolio of education projects including: •  Wimbledon School of Art - low energy studios, lecture spaces, café •  Sussex Innovation Centre - offices, public areas, conference rooms and café • Bedford School - library and music school •  Pembroke College Cambridge - student accommodation and conference facilities Eric Parry Architects are currently working on a new recital hall and sports pavilion at Wells Cathedral School and a new music school and theatre at Brighton College. We are involved in other types of design including landscape projects, bespoke furniture, ironmongery, carpets and textiles. Details of projects can be viewed on our website


John McAslan + Partners Contact: Robert John Torday 7-9 William Road London NW1 3ER UK +44 (0) 20 7756 8515

John McAslan + Partners’ specialist education team has delivered award-winning projects at every scale from schools to colleges and universities. We have created detailed masterplans setting out principles for future growth, delivered major new gateway buildings, and intervened to radically improve existing buildings. We have also completed spatial analysis and rationalisation studies, helping clients maximise the potential of their estates. We are currently designing a new senior school and landscape environment for The British School, Rio de Janeiro. Key accommodation includes a multipurpose hall, faculty classrooms, a 6th form common room and staff rooms. John McAslan + Partners has won in excess of 50 international awards, including some 15 RIBA Building of the Year Awards, and has been named Architectural Practice of the Year and World Architect of the Year on a number of occasions.

Nicholas Hare Architects Nicholas Hare Architects was formed in 1977 and the practice became a limited liability partnership in 2004. The London-based practice has grown organically over the years, and now employs 58 people, 42 of whom are architects. Contact: Mona Heier 3 Barnsbury Square London N1 1JL UK +44 (0) 20 7619 1670

Buildings for education, from nursery to university buildings have been a consistent theme throughout the practice’s history and the expanding portfolio of projects abroad includes the College Doctoral Europeen in Strasbourg. The large number of awards that we have received over the years speaks for the quality of the buildings that we design. We offer a comprehensive architectural design service from feasibility to completion and beyond. We also provide project management, strategic planning and consultancy services if required. The practice has a history of achieving good value for our clients through attention to detail and the pursuit of good quality and low maintenance.


Assessment and Qualifications AQA Education

Contact: Martine Garland Stag Hill House Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XJ UK +44 (0) 1483 556147

As the largest provider of GCSEs and A-levels in the UK, AQA are well placed to offer a variety of British qualifications overseas. Our international customers teach AQA Certificates (alternative to iGCSEs) and A-levels in schools from Spain to China and across the Middle East. We provide qualifications that are valued by employers and higher education and enable students to progress to the next stage in their lives. We also work collaboratively with teachers to create resources that are designed around their day-to-day needs. The AQA family also includes: •  Teachit – the home of free teaching resources created by teachers for teachers, all edited and quality assured. •  Exampro – a searchable question bank of AQA past-paper questions which enables teachers to create topic tests, homework tasks and practice exams for their students. •  AlfieCloud – the platform for a wealth of interactive on-screen assessments that are auto-marked, enabling comprehensive reporting. Now updated to include AQA GCSE maths and science past-paper questions.

College Board Contact: Emily Ross 45 Columbus Avenue New York NY 10023-6917 USA +1 212 713 8276


The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT® and the Advanced Placement Program®. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.

Exampro and Testbase Contact: Hannah Fiddy Argyle House 29-31 Euston Road London NW1 2SD UK +44 (0) 845 145 1500

Testbase (KS1-KS3) and Exampro (KS4 and KS5) are used in over 15,000 schools, providing online access to thousands of past paper questions, their related mark schemes and comments. You decide which questions you need to create a lesson, topic test, class discussion, homework task or revision exercise, and Testbase/Exampro allow you to make it in minutes! Subjects available include English, Mathematics, Science, Languages, History, Geography, PE, Psychology, ICT and Computing. Erkan Saricoban, maths teacher at Atlantic International School in Russia said “I’m glad I bought Exampro because it makes my job easy! Teachers can prepare and check exam papers in minutes, which is good for ongoing assessment. It’s easy to use and of course it saves me time.”

GL Education Group

Contact: Andrew Sleath 9th Floor 389 Chiswick High Road Chiswick London W4 4AL UK +44 (0) 20 8996 3369

The GL Education Group is a leading provider of integrated assessments, stakeholder surveys, self-evaluation systems and professional development services. We lead literacy, numeracy and ability testing in UK schools and our resources and services are used in British, bilingual and international schools in over 100 countries worldwide, providing school leaders with the tools they require to deliver whole school improvement and realise the full potential of all their pupils. We do this through a range of assessments that deliver a 360 degree view of a pupil’s education; one that goes beyond purely measuring achievement to one that evaluates potential, monitors progress and understands pupil attitudes in order to identify barriers to learning and drive excellence. In practical terms, we provide a complete assessment toolkit to: • benchmark pupils’ ability alongside current levels of attainment • set realistic yet challenging targets • measure value added We reinforce this process by providing schools with integrated tools to understand fully their stakeholders’ perceptions, manage their school improvement planning and to support robust self and external assessment.


Assessment and Qualifications / Consultancy and Step One Step One is an independent internationally based career and educational guidance provider, solely specialising in working with students in the international community with particular emphasis on British schools.

Contact: Alan Beckett Suite 243 80 High Street Winchester SO23 9AT UK +44 (0) 7900 213383

Step One works in partnership with Cambridge Occupational Analysts, a leading provider of career psychometrics to the independent sector in the UK. Step One provides a complete continuity and progression programme covering all aspects of career and educational guidance from year 9 to 13 including university guidance. All components of this programme are available for completion online – visit Step One also provides a contribution to a school’s continuous professional development and inspection requirements. Step One’s credentials are unique in respect of outsourced guidance providers. No contract or subscriptions required and fees can be arranged to suit an individual school’s situation.

Cambridge International Examinations

Contact: Nick Mazur 1 Hills Road Cambridge CB1 2EU UK +44 (0) 1223 553554

Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5 to 19 year olds. We are part of the University of Cambridge, one of the world’s top universities and trusted for excellence in education. Our qualifications are recognised by the world’s universities and employers. We understand education. More than 9000 schools in over 160 countries are part of our Cambridge learning community. Our mission is to provide excellence in education, and our vision is that Cambridge learners become confident, responsible, reflective, innovative and engaged. We are a part of Cambridge Assessment, a department of the University of Cambridge and a not-for-profit organisation.


Professional Development Atomic Learning

Contact: S Harper

Atomic Learning is an award-winning provider of web-based software training and support, with over 65,000 tutorials covering more than 250 software applications. We provide cost effective, time-saving resources to address technology training, preparing all learners with the technology skills necessary to thrive in the 21st Century.

1000 Lakeside Western Road Portsmouth PO6 3EZ UK

Our easy to use website provides comprehensive software training, helping all educators enhance learner, support staff and parent ICT literacy, whilst supporting school improvement and wider community outreach goals.

+44 (0) 2392 704363

Atomic Learning’s resources teach “How do I do that?” skills through a library of short videos. The easy-to-search resources also address “How do I apply that?” questions with CPD and ICT integration solutions.

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Buckinghamshire Services for Children and Young People

Contact: Mark Bignell Buckinghamshire County Council 4th Floor County Hall Walton Street Aylesbury Bucks HP20 1UZ UK +44 (0) 1296 382856

Support for British Schools Worldwide, developing “The Best of British Practice Internationally”. As part of Buckinghamshire Local Authority, the highest attaining shire county in England we have an excellent reputation for excellence in education. We support some of the best schools both in the UK and Worldwide that achieve top grades in examinations and uphold great educational traditions. We can help support your school too and act as a critical friend across all aspects of school life. From working with British schools worldwide we know that a common concern is isolation, and lack of support. We are already working with a number of schools across the globe acting as their local authority, providing cost effective, quality assured and guaranteed support to meet their exact needs and requirements. This can vary from a single days in-school consultancy to longterm support contracts covering all areas of school life. 10

Consultancy and Professional Development Cambridge Education

Contact: Dominykas Staskevicius Demeter House Station Road Cambridge CB1 2RS UK +44 (0) 1223 463 939

Through our high-quality programmes, consultancy and school evaluations, we provide international schools with all the support they need. Cambridge Education’s continuous professional development programmes, in line with UK standards, enhance staff expertise, attract high calibre staff and, most importantly, ensure that teaching is at the centre of your work. Our consultancy will help you to tackle difficult issues and ensure that children’s experiences are of the highest quality. Cambridge Education is an authorised inspectorate, accredited by the DfE to inspect British schools overseas. Evaluative and diagnostic, assessing quality and compliance, Cambridge Education’s school evaluations and inspections help your school by: •  Engaging with you in a professional dialogue about your school’s impact on pupils’ learning • Celebrating success •  Providing an overall judgement on the effectiveness of your school • Identifying the main strengths and areas for improvement

Crisfield Educational Consulting Does your school have high numbers of non-native English speaking pupils? Are you stretching your resources to provide support for EAL learners? Contact: Eowyn Crisfield 2e Schuytstraat 29 2517XC The Hague Netherlands +44 (0) 1223 360031 www.crisfieldeducationalconsulting. com


CEC offers you the opportunity to re-vision the way you provide support to EAL pupils (primary/secondary). Through our INSET seminars, you can choose specific needs to address or you can completely transform your EAL approach by undertaking our multimodal, longitudinal whole-school training program. Whole-school training offers the benefit of cost-effective resourcing, creating an environment in which all staff are informed and engaged in best practice for language learning in schools. In addition, the whole-school collaborative approach creates a school team optimized for the language learning needs of all students. CEC’s “Beyond EAL” program was developed in collaboration with a COBIS school, and is now being offered to COBIS members and local schools.

Dragonfly Training A traditionally modern approach to education

Contact: Steve Chapman 20 Westbourne Road Penarth Wales CF64 3HE UK +44 (0) 2920 711 787 international

Since 1999, Dragonfly has provided training of the highest possible quality and has established a global reputation second to none. Our courses are delivered by teachers with proven track records for success, offering genuine solutions that can be used the very next day. At Dragonfly, we believe in academic rigour through active learning. Why Dragonfly? • We’ve received a ‘1’ rating from over 92% of attending teachers. • An international approach: Dragonfly SE Asia, COBIS-partnered events, and courses throughout the world. • A world leader in providing subject-specific iPad courses. • Cutting-edge courses: Advanced AfL, Spoon Feed No More, a wide array of EAL courses and our major new programme Research for Learning (RfL).


Contact: Craig Kissock 15 Palmer Close Redhill RH1 6GD UK +44 (0) 1737 768 254

Providing personalised professional development for pre and in-service educators worldwide based on nationally validated expectations of effective educators. Our global network of professional educators, with wide experience in teaching and teacher education, promote teaching as a global profession through an international/cross-cultural approach to professional development. EA programmes provide: In-service Educators • UK Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) for employed teachers through the assessment only route • Newly Qualified Teacher (NQT) support • International certificate for classroom teaching assistants • Internships and school visits in other countries/cultural settings Pre-service Candidate Placements in 65+ Countries • Practicum – 2 or 3 week intro/comparative study of education • Student Teaching – 10 to 18 weeks • Foreign Language Teaching Assistant – 4 or 10 weeks School Support • Provision of COBIS quality assured consultants • Purpose designed programmes tailored to needs of schools


Consultancy and Professional Development Epict UK

Contact: Margaret Wallace Dallam Court Dallam Lane Warrington Cheshire WA2 7LT UK +44 (0) 1925 425944 or +44 (0) 1436 678484

EPICT is the highly successful, proven CPD programme used by thousands of schools, colleges and training institutions across the world. Teachers of all levels and subjects can present evidence of use of technologies with their students in order to attain EPICT Awards at Bronze, Silver and Gold Levels. Join In ...The EPICT brand is now trusted by thousands of education professionals and teaching institutions worldwide including the BIS Rio, Alice Smith School Malaysia, Ecolint Geneva, BIS Netherlands, Services Education to name but a few. EPICT certifications provide educators with a valuable qualification enabling certificate holders and their schools to stand out from the crowd. Schools, colleges, parents and employers are reassured and confident with teaching and learning provision.

Gabbitas Education

Contact: Serab Amro Norfolk House 30 Charles ll Street London SW1Y 4AE UK +44 (0) 20 7734 0161

Established in 1873, Gabbitas has generations of experience within the independent education sector. We pride ourselves in combining a respected tradition of excellence as one of the leading providers of advice, guidance and consultancy with offering personal, tailor-made services, delivered by expert, professional staff. Gabbitas has been offering services within independent education for over 135 years. We are well known in teacher recruitment and are prominent in the international market. Our recommended approach in recruitment can range from advertised selection and search to suggesting a hybrid approach which harnesses a combination of methodologies. Gabbitas offers advice and consultancy to parents, schools and teachers on all aspects of independent education. Our recruitment team offers unrivalled recruitment expertise within the UK and International independent school sectors, illustrating a demonstrable track record of recruiting Heads, Deputy Heads, Department Heads, Business Managers, Bursars, Senior Teachers, Teachers and Support Staff.


Hendriksen Consulting International HC International was established in 2008 as a specialist in Independent Schools in the UK and Overseas.

Contact: Neil Hendriksen 23 Cliff Road Cowes PO31 8BN UK +44 (0) 7590 070417 or +44 (0) 1983 209534

Neil Hendriksen is a former UK and Overseas head with over 30 years’ experience in the maintained, independent and overseas sectors. A COBIS registered Consultant and Mentor, an IAPS listed Heads’ Mentor, Heads’ Appraiser and Consultant and ISI Team Inspector since 1999. Member of the Institute of Education’s London Centre for Leadership and Learning, school governor, trustee of a charitable foundation and a former NPQH assessor/tutor with the London Institute for Education. HC International works with COBIS schools and UK independent Schools. Key Services offered: • Independent Reviews and appraisals. • Mentoring for heads and senior leaders. • Managing difficult people - training for staff. • Recruitment panel member HC International works to ensure that all services are tailored to your school’s particular needs and circumstances.

Hounslow Language Service

Contact: Rehana Ahmed Lampton School Lampton Avenue Hounslow TW3 4EP UK +44 (0) 20 8538 1802

Hounslow Language Service Ltd (HLS) is an experienced training and consultancy service with an excellent national and international reputation. We specialise in developing the language of English learners across the curriculum ranging from beginners to those with near native fluency (EAL/ESL). We support schools by equipping staff with effective strategies which raise the standard of listening, speaking, reading and writing. HLS also works in partnership with teaching schools and universities in the UK, providing trainee teachers with effective strategies to develop the academic language of EAL/ESL learners. In terms of overseas training, HLS has worked with local and international schools in Shanghai, Namibia, India and Turkey as well as master teachers and curriculum developers from the Ministry of Education in Singapore. 14

Consultancy and Professional Development

Contact: Rod Smith 1 Westcotts Hollocombe Chulmleigh Devon EX18 7QE UK +44 (0) 7557 78797 offers in-house INSET courses with highquality trainers and consultants, to primary, secondary, special schools and colleges, both state and independent. We also work with academies, training schools and consortia in the UK and internationally. committed to working ethically in partnership with schools through the fundamental aim of improving learning and teaching for children, students & all those who work in schools. provides training and guidance which places children and teachers at the heart of the company’s ethos, to help realise their potential. For full-day, half-day or twilight sessions, will design and deliver bespoke INSET courses for your school or college.

Karen Ardley Associates

Contact: Karen Ardley The Old Dyehouse 27 St Georges Road Scholes Holmfirth West Yorkshire HD9 1UQ UK +44 (0) 7967 821422


Karen Ardley Associates (KAA) is a dynamic, creative leadership and training consultancy. We design and deliver professional development programmes for leaders and people involved with providing and supporting learning, worldwide. Our inspirational programmes and consultancy have proven success and positive organisational impact. What you can expect from KAA • Individually designed programmes to meet the professional development needs of you and your entire organisation • Expert facilitators with outstanding credibility and total commitment to KAA principles and philosophies • Professional learning underpinned by cutting edge research, translated into practical, easy to implement strategies • Programmes and consultancies that do exactly what they claim to do – develop leadership and learning skills and build capacity for change and improvement more than you’ll get from other training providers.

Key Issues

Contact: Dr Rosemary Taylor / 12 Stoneleigh Gate Green Hammerton York YO26 8HG UK +44 (0) 1423 331873 or +44 (0) 7702 601239

Key Issues Consulting is a market leader working globally to provide top quality training, support and development opportunities for schools. Their website gives further details of the most popular courses and they also offer tailor-made courses for in-service training for both primary and secondary settings. They also offer strategic development advice, recruitment support and guidance on mergers and change management. Key Issues comprises a growing team of highly qualified and experienced associate partners who deliver a wide range of high quality professional learning programmes to meet the professional development needs of your school. Senior Partner, Dr Rosemary Taylor, a former Headteacher, is an experienced and accomplished trainer, lecturer and guest speaker on the international circuit and has worked with COBIS on several occasions. She also writes for the Good Schools Guide and was a Senior Advisor for a UN project on ‘Developing Schools’ in the Middle East.

Klays Consulting

Contact: Phyllis Witter The Lansdowne Building 2 Lansdowne Road Croydon CR9 2ER UK +44 (0) 20 3086 7761

Klays Consulting is a company that provides first-rate professional programs in the UK and internationally for whole school improvement and professional development for staff at all levels. We offer a wide variety of training courses within the education sector, which can be tailored to the particular needs of any school or educational body. Our trainings are provided by a team of highly experienced educational practitioners who are industry experts in their fields and who will work with you to meet and exceed your training requirements. Our goal is to empower teachers and schools to maximise their potential through a firm commitment to continuing professional development.


Consultancy and Professional Development School of Education, Theology & Leadership St Mary’s University College

Contact: Lorna Goodwin Waldegrave Rd Twickenham Middlesex TW1 4SX UK +44 (0) 20 8240 4084

St Mary’s University College was set up in 1850 to meet the need for teachers to provide education for the growing numbers of poor Catholic children and are now the second largest provider of teacher training in London. The School of Education, Theology & Leadership is the largest school within the University College and in 2011, our primary and secondary initial teacher education programmes were judged by OFSTED to be ‘outstanding’ – the highest grade attainable in an inspection. The School of Education, Theology & Leadership’s portfolio of professional development opportunities includes online and face to face masters programmes, bespoke CPD for schools and summer professional development courses for teachers in international settings, teaching assistant development courses and training in governance.

Sue Anderson Consultants We offer families free, impartial, advice and guidance; having visited over 350 UK boarding schools we are able to recommend schools that meets the individual needs of each child. Contact: Sue Anderson Langton House Meopham Green Meopham Kent DA13 0PY UK +44 (0) 1474 815450 or +44 (0) 7887 772255


Sue Anderson Consultants have over 25 years’ experience of working with overseas families and international students. We can help find the best school for gifted children, children with special needs: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD, Autism and Aspergers as well as those who require English Language tuition. One satisfied father wrote “nine days after I received the phone call to relocate to Houston, my children started their new school. To have arranged and processed the application within such a short time, truly exemplifies the professionalism and diligence of Sue Anderson Consultants, we are forever grateful”.

Teachers Media

Contact: Angela Ney 1 Clifton Walk 146 King Street Hammersmith W6 0QE UK +44 (0) 20 8742 6800

Teachers Media is the new online professional development service for teachers, schools and their leaders. It’s a videobased service offering over 3500 videos and a range of tools to help you to improve professional skills and transform teacher professional growth. Teachers Media is an ever-growing resource that is available online when you want it, wherever you are. • Develop your skills • Learn from your peers • Increase your knowledge • Transform your practice • Save time Take a look at the new Teachers Media online CPD service. A new video based service that shared good practice. For a free trial please contact

The Key

Contact: Fergal Roche 30 Market Place London W1W 8AP UK +44 (0) 20 7479 3506

How does The Key work? The concept of The Key is simple. School leaders ask us questions, and our expert researchers find the answers. These answers are written as short, practical articles, drawing on authoritative sources and examples. After being quality assured, the articles are published on The Key website www.usethekey. , to be read by other school leaders. With over 33,000 school leaders using The Key and asking us questions, we publish new and updated articles every day. This means it’s very likely that we have already published the information you are looking for. However, if you can’t find exactly what you need, you can ask us your own question. You will receive the article we write for you within 3 working days. Benefits of using The Key • Support for all your senior staff • Up-to-date information at your fingertips • Quick answers to your questions • Checklists, templates, sample policies and documents • Help in preparing for inspection


Consultancy and Professional Development ‘the-learning-crowd’

Contact: Gareth Long 9 Hemdean Road Caversham Reading RG4 7SY UK +44 (0) 7873 692971

‘the-learning-crowd’ is a group of highly experienced educationalists who have worked extensively at senior levels in the UK and internationally. A lot of our work is to support the vision, design, development and use of learning spaces, from remodelling through to new build projects from an education perspective. Our extensive involvement with national and international projects provides many ‘lessons learnt’! Current projects include supporting the design for numerous schools and visioning the whole pedagogical approach for a new international school including the impact on design. Our emphasis is a combination of innovation and pragmatism. We support: •  Strategic visioning and implementation of new curriculum approaches and learning strategies at national, district and school level •  Education led design, remodelling and post occupancy evaluation of schools and other learning environments •  School leadership, mentoring and professional development •  Strategic visioning and integration of ICT •  Change management at school, local and central government level

The Teaching Assistant College

Contact: Eva Cartwright The Estate Office Stone Road Hilcote Eccleshall ST21 6JX UK +44 (0) 1785 851 251 19

The Teaching Assistant College offers specialist training for support staff based in Nursery, Primary or Secondary Schools in the UK and overseas. We design and deliver practical training based on current research to suit the needs of your school. We have a growing network of trainers all dedicated to motivate and train support staff to improve standards in your school. Services we offer: • • • • •

CACHE accredited Qualifications via e-learning Consultancy INSET Training Resource File Online Courses

The University of Northampton

Contact: Dr Estelle Tarry and Emma Stephenson Park Campus Boughton Green Road Northampton NN2 7AL UK +44 (0) 1604 735500

The University of Northampton is a higher education establishment which is globally renowned in a variety of specialism’s including Teacher Training and Special Education. The School of Education is proud to have achieved the highest award from Ofsted, Grade 1, for outstanding management and quality assurance for the School’s Primary and Early Years Initial Teacher Training provision. The School’s professional courses for Teaching Assistants include the Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) status for which we are the Regional Provider of Assessment, also the Certificate in Higher Education, the Foundation Degree in Learning and Teaching (FDLT), and the BA (Hons) in Learning and Teaching (BALT), which are among the first in the country to have been endorsed by the TDA. This identifies that these courses meet the national requirements for qualifications for the Children and Young People’s Workforce. We are the first University to offer a level 4, 60CAT’s University Certificate for Teaching Assistants in an International Context. The School of Education is active in research and home to an approved research centre, The Centre for Education and Research (CeSNER).

Thinking Child Thinking Child supports schools with thoughtfully produced resources and training; to enable teachers to deliver enjoyable, creative lessons - with the aim of developing successful, sustained learning for children. Contact: Sue Dixon Unit 6A Grove Farm Grove Farm Lane Moulton Northampton NN3 7TG UK +44 (0) 1604 491511

We fully understand the need to address the core skills of literacy and numeracy but also believe that the WAY these are taught can make the difference. Therefore our resources are also specifically designed to : •  develop thinking skills: skills like problem solving, creativity, children’s ability to ask questions •  actively encourage speaking and listening at home as well as school. •  be easily embedded into a whole school development of thinking skills. •  have a real impact on children’s motivation and attitude to learning.


Consultancy and Professional Development / Curr University of Bath

Contact: Nick Cleevely

The University of Bath has an excellent reputation for research and teaching in international education. The Department of Education is a thriving academic community focused on furthering our understanding of policy, culture, physical activity and diversity within an educational context.

Department of Education University of Bath Bath BA2 7AY UK

Our part-time MA in Education and Doctor of Education (EdD) students are located around the globe and are supported by some of the world’s leading educational experts at Bath, in a stimulating and challenging learning community.

+44 (0) 1225 386634

The flexible part-time programme offers different study pathways, including Summer and Winter Schools (in the beautiful city of Bath), regional study centres and online distance learning. You’ll be able to develop your specific areas of interest and carry out, (should you wish to do so), research in the context of your own school. Study for the MA can also be linked to the IB Educator Certificates, leading to further qualifications to boost your career.

World Academies

Contact: Iain Colledge Regency House Westminster Place York Business Park York YO26 6RW UK +44 (0) 20 8133 2284


Since it was established in 2010 World Academies has provided school start-up advice and quality assurance consultancy in over a dozen countries worldwide. World Academies has successfully supported school developments through quality business planning, working with investors to create a vision for their school, reviewing architects’ plans, completing competitor analysis, financial modelling, setting target and growth plans, educational policy and planning, curriculum design, recruitment, budgeting and marketing. Quality driven and service oriented, World Academies was founded to provide investors and school owners with the highest quality consultancy and support to set up and manage worldclass international schools. Focusing on excellence in teaching and learning and delivering schools which not only provide an excellent return but also benefit the entire community.

riculum Resources and Publishers 3P Learning – Mathletics and Reading Eggs 3P Learning is a leading provider of digital learning resources for schools and families. Contact: Holly Nicholls, Fourth Floor Bull Wharf Redcliff Street Bristol BS1 6QR UK +44 (0) 117 370 1990

Its flagship numeracy resource, Mathletics, is currently used by over 17,000 schools and 4 million students worldwide. Mathletics offers an engaging learning environment, promoting the love of learning maths and helps increase attainment, achievement, learner engagement, motivation and confidence. 3P Learning also offers digital resources for literacy. Reading Eggs is a highly motivational online environment where children learn to read. The program supports each child’s learning by offering individual, one-to-one lessons that allow children to progress at their own rate. Spellodrome is an innovative digital resource that helps children to develop their spelling, writing and communication skills. For a free trial of any of our products, please contact the International Team on +44 (0) 117 370 1990.

Baker Books – International School Book Club

Contact: Philip Baker 11 Manfield Park Cranleigh Surrey GU6 8NU UK +44 (0) 1483 267888

Baker Books are expert in selecting the best of British books for children. There are three new selections during the school year each with over 400 books, displayed in colourful catalogues and online, suitable for ages 3 to 16. The book club enables pupils and parents to order books through the school which earns free books for the school. Baker Books has over 35 years experience supplying schools throughout the world. The online ordering system ensures that the administration is kept to a minimum and the company works closely with member schools to ensure that orders are fulfilled accurately and promptly. A generous commission arrangement provides FREE BOOKS for the school which can be selected from the Commission Catalogue with over 1,000 titles suitable for the library or classroom. The website provides more information about the only international school book club with books exclusively from British publishers.


Curriculum Resources and Publishers Boardworks

Contact: Stuart Alway Units 5–7 The Gallery 54 Marston Street Oxford OX4 1LF UK +44 (0) 7506 698840

Used in 85% of UK secondary schools and over 60 different countries, Boardworks has already made an impact in British international schools worldwide. Boardworks provides a range of interactive teaching and homework resources, incorporating both online and offline solutions for the 21st-century learning environment. All our resources are ideal for teaching the international curriculum – including the Cambridge Lower Secondary Programme, the Edexcel and Cambridge IGCSE specifications and the International Baccalaureate. We offer comprehensive resources for all the departments in your school, which are packed with activities, games and animations to motivate and inspire your students. Boardworks can create the ideal package for your classroom teaching, revision and homework requirements. Our resources are ready-prepared, meaning that they are an invaluable timesaving tool for teachers, while being flexible and editable, so that they can be adapted to suit the needs of individual students or classes.


Contact: Rachel Hall 3 St. James Court Derby DE1 1BT UK +44 (0) 1332 364963

23 is an online subscription service hosting over 300 educational activities. Our games promise to educate and entertain young children. Designed primarily for 3 to 9 year olds and SEN children, we have worked closely with both teachers and young children to make sure our games prove popular. Activities can be configured to suit different ability levels. Curriculum links from the Early Years Foundation Stage, Letters and Sounds: Principles and Practice of High Quality Phonics, the New National Curriculum and the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence can also be referenced. Built on over twelve years of experience designing educational content for young children, busythings games are trusted by thousands of schools, nurseries and homes across the world. Our games are also available in more than thirty public libraries across Australia.

Cambridge University Press Contact: Clare Dowzell The Edinburgh Building Shaftesbury Road Cambridge CB2 8RU UK +44 (0) 1223 325185

We at Cambridge University Press International Education are driven by a simple imperative: to work alongside educators and learners to provide individuals with accessible, inspirational learning resources that lead them to a lifetime of achievement. We are proud to share the gold-standard tradition and contemporary relevance of the University of Cambridge. For us, academic rigour, innovative thinking and leading edge practices are crucial aspects of delivering the excellent, fully-rounded education that the 21st-century learner demands. Publishing highlights include: •  Our comprehensive list of specialist resources for the International Baccalaureate Diploma along with free teacher resources •  Our exciting new Cambridge Primary series for the Cambridge Primary programme Stages 1-6 launches in Spring 2014. •  A full suite of resources for Cambridge Checkpoint (Cambridge Secondary 1), Cambridge O Level, Cambridge IGCSE and Cambridge International AS and A Level.

CES Holdings

Contact: Terry Johnson Shepley Estate (South) Audenshaw Manchester M34 5EX UK

CES is the largest consolidator of educational resources for international schools. We currently work with schools in over 125 countries worldwide. Operating from modern facilities in Manchester (UK) and Baltimore (US) we supply books, equipment and furniture from all major educational suppliers and publishers based in the UK, US, Europe and Australia. Our unique system of export documentation and packaging with online tracking of orders via our website puts you in total control throughout the purchasing process.

+44 (0) 161 337 9337


Curriculum Resources and Publishers Collins Education

Contact: Rob Thompson 77-85 Fulham Palace Road London W6 8JB UK +44 (0) 20 8307 4104

Collins Education is a market-leading educational publisher producing resources in a wide range of subjects for schools worldwide. As part of Collins Learning we offer schools not only textbooks, but also revision, home learning, teachers support, English language teaching and reference materials. We are a market leading publisher in Education, in Atlases, and in Dictionaries, both English and bi-lingual. Bringing together a publishing heritage that began in 1819, and forward thinking ideas to help schools deliver excellent learning today. We publish for a wide range of curriculum, both UK and International, and for a wide range of exams, including a full range of English language exams.

Dawsons Music

Contact: Gary Bond 65 Sankey Street Warrington Cheshire WA1 1SU UK +44 (0) 1925 622199


For over 100 years Dawsons Music have been the UK’s leading specialist Musical Instruments and HiTech experts. With unparalleled levels of knowledge and service we specialise in all aspects of Music and indeed Music Education from training, design and installation to advice/quotation while delivery across the globe can be accomplished either direct or via several specialist consolidators. We have experts in all Musical pedagogy and are particularly skilled in the introduction of modern technology into the Music classroom and its networking across the curriculum and indeed school. Our service does not stop there, as our specialists regularly make site visits to oversee the whole process, delivering great knowledge, quality service and above all peace of mind. Trusted and used in over 15,000 schools, is the leading online teaching, learning and assessment resource. Ideal for children aged between 3-12 years old and children with special educational needs of all ages. Contact: Peter Johnson’s highly engaging, interactive activities cover English, Maths, Science, MFL and EAL. To take a free 21 day trial please contact us.

8/9 Saddlers Court Oakham Rutland LE15 7GH UK +44 (0) 1572 725089

Fieldwork Education

Contact: Victoria Watson 18 King William Street London EC4N 7BP UK +44 (0) 20 7531 9696

For over twenty five years Fieldwork Education has been working together with schools throughout the world to help improve learning through four distinctive ways: School Management Services, Curriculum, Professional Development support and Evaluation and Assessment programmes. Our International Primary Curriculum (IPC) has been chosen by over 1800 schools in 80 countries for its international mindedness and thematic, cross-curricular, rigorous approach. Bridging the excellent strengths and practice of the IPC, the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) was recently launched and is already being used in 60 schools in 25 countries. The IMYC supports the unique needs of the 11-14 year old brain through rigorous academic subjects linked though conceptual themes. Designed specifically for students in the first 3 years of secondary school, the IMYC helps prepare students academically, personally and internationally. Our Professional Development division includes the ILMP Program. We also provide bespoke courses, conferences and consultancy. Our Evaluation and Assessment is focused around the transformational Looking for Learning Toolkit. We also provide unique Learning-Focused Reviews. 26

Curriculum Resources and Publishers Follett International Contact: Anna Garcia-Cosio

Follett provides educationally relevant content, integrated educational technology solutions, and value added services to over 65,000 Pre K-12 schools and districts in the United States and around the world.

1340 Ridgeview Drive McHenry IL 60050 USA

We focus on earning our customers’ trust every day and helping you impact over 35,000,000 Pre K-12 students every year.

+34 639 454 068

Galore Park Galore Park is the leading publisher of textbooks for pupils at UK independent schools. Our books are used in over 80% of prep school classrooms and are becoming increasingly popular with international schools. Contact: Emily Nelson 338 Euston Road London NW1 3BH UK +44 (0) 20 7873 6405


Our textbooks are written specifically for use at independent schools and cover the content required for Years 3 to 8. The majority of Galore Park products are endorsed by the Independent Schools Examinations Board (ISEB), the awarding body for the UK Common Entrance exam, ensuring that our material is appropriate for study at this high level. Galore Park product benefits: • • • •

Rigorous and thorough exam preparation Stretching content for exceptional results Engaging and stimulating practice exercises ISEB endorsed products

gcsepod Content for any device, anytime, anywhere. Contact: Jayne Cook Newcastle Enterprise Centres 6 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 4XF UK +44 (0) 191 2111 999

Every day, more than 100,000 UK and international students in over 400 schools have access to award-winning, audio-visual podcasts created by GCSEPod. Covering 15 subjects, over 3000 podcasts provide a true education anywhere experience for mobile learning and revision; GCSEPod uses the technology already in students’ pockets to add an exciting dimension to their learning; delivering best possible impact and outstanding results via mobile, tablet or desktop. Go to www.gcsepod. com to experience how you can ‘make mobile work harder’, request a demo or view case studies of current subscribers experiencing great success.

John Catt Educational Established in 1959, John Catt Educational Ltd has become a leading publisher for international education with a reputation based on quality. Our publications for the international education sector include is (International School) magazine and the International Schools Journal, as well as the popular professional development books The Effective Series. Contact: Alex Sharratt 12 Deben Mill Business Centre Melton Woodbridge Suffolk IP12 1BL UK +44 (0) 1394 389 865

Other publications include the Taking it Forward series, including Taking the PYP Forward, Taking the MYP Forward and Taking the DP Forward. Books on the IB Continuum and International Primary Curriculum have followed, along with an acclaimed book on the UK primary curriculum and The OIQ Factor. Meanwhile, our range of comprehensive school directories includes The John Catt Guide to International Schools, covering over 3000 schools worldwide, and the IB World Schools Yearbook.


Curriculum Resources and Publishers Mallory International

Contact: Rachel Megan Jiménez Dickson Aylesbeare Common Business Park Exmouth Road Aylesbeare Devon UK +44 (0) 1395 239199

Mallory International has 29 years’ continual experience exporting to institutions around the world and specialise in the handling of educational materials and books. We have a dedicated team dealing with expertise in all levels of international education, international trade documentation, consolidation shipping and clearing. All customers deal with a single contact person. We also provide subject bibliographies, selection support and consolidation of supplier catalogues and have the ability to handle physical book processing and standard electronic formats as well as Journal consolidation.

Maudesport Contact: Audrey McNaught 1 Beecham Close Aldridge City Walsall WS9 8UZ UK +44 (0) 1922 459 571

Maudesport has established itself as one of the UK’s leading mail order suppliers of sport and leisure equipment and team kit. Our sales policy has always been a commitment to providing competitive prices, high quality products, and choice and value in all categories of sport. With over 20 years’ experience we have established contracts with over 60 local authorities to supply sports equipment to their Schools and other establishments, as well as the Crescent Purchasing Consortium for Further and Higher Education. We have also achieved ‘preferred supplier’ status with many leading fitness and leisure companies. Our product range of over 5000 products covers most sports, and, as you would expect, includes many of the leading brand names in sports equipment and team kit. We also offer our own ‘Central’ brand range, which represents exceptional value for money, as well as an in-house garment printing facility. We are members of the Sports and Fitness Equipment Association (SAFEA) and the Sports Industries Federation, and as such are bound by a strict code of practice to ensure quality in product and service.


Mindsets Mindsets Ltd is a leading manufacturer and supplier of educational science and technology resources, including smart materials and innovative low-cost resources to enhance practical work in science and design and technology. Contact: Peter Stensel

Mindsets is a not-for-profit company and is a subsidiary of Middlesex University.

Unit 10 The IO Centre Lea Road Waltham Cross EN9 1AS UK +44 (0) 1992 716052

Nelson Thornes Contact: Peter Williams Delta Place 27 Bath Road Cheltenham GL53 7TH UK +44 (0) 1242 267 283

Nelson Thornes is a leading educational publisher providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education. We listen to, and understand the needs of our customers and offer a wide portfolio of effective classroom resources specifically designed to enhance and enrich the teaching and learning experience – truly bringing learning to life.


Curriculum Resources and Publishers Oddizzi Oddizzi is a primary digital resource that “opens up” the world for children everywhere. Contact: Robert Richardson Skype:rob.richardson 69 Lowther Road London SW13 9NP UK +44 (0) 20 3397 9141

Oddizzi is a complete resource for teaching primary geography, world knowledge, social science and global citizenship. Oddizzi’s unique content adds a global perspective across the curriculum and is compatible with most curricula. It is ideal for independent research and supports English vocabulary acquisition and language awareness. Oddizzi’s content is produced by teachers, travel-writers, and geographers from “inside” locations and topics, showing children the world as it really is. Oddizzi enables classes to create and sustain international links with its easy to use ClassPals tool.

Oxford University Press Contact: Melanie Everett Great Clarendon Street Oxford OX2 6DP UK +44 (0) 1865 353820


Oxford is committed to international education. We are the only publisher to develop resources directly with the IB, and work closely with Cambridge International Examinations to produce endorsed resources across the entire Cambridge continuum. This means your learners get the comprehensive and accurate support that deeply integrates critical thinking and international awareness, along with thorough assessment support. Visit for more information.

Relocate Magazine Contact: Rebecca Marriage Spray Hill Hastings Road Lamberhurst Kent TN3 8JB UK +44 (0) 1892 891334

Re:locate is the leading magazine and website for HR and global mobility professionals covering every aspect of international relocation. Our quality editorial combines topical articles and news and views from our expert team of writers and journalists. Our dedicated education editor covers the latest developments in international education for relocating families with special features appearing regularly in the pages of our quarterly magazine and on our highly regarded and popular website. We know that education and school choices are at the heart of any major family move; in fact, family issues consistently sit at the top of the list of critical challenges to relocation assignment success. Not only does the relocation community look to us to stay informed of developments and the fast pace of change in the world of international education, our dedicated readers turn to our education pages to receive advice on how to help their families make school and curriculum choices.

Rising Stars

Contact: Peter Oates 7 Hatchers Mews Bermondsey Street London SE1 3GD UK +44 (0) 844 887 1090

Rising Stars is an award-winning independent education publisher. We create print and digital resources for schools that inspire learners and teachers. Our resources span the curriculum and include assessment and revision materials which are used and trusted by over 9000 primary schools, engaging literacy resources in both print and e-book format to encourage reluctant readers, materials to challenge gifted and talented students, and complete primary schemes to support the new primary national curriculum in science and in computing. We also offer professional development to primary teachers through our online CPD subscription service, Essential CPD. In 2013 Rising Stars was awarded the prestigious Education Resources Award Supplier of the Year, organised by BESA. These awards honour the quality and diversity of educational products and resources, educational establishments and the most dedicated members of the industry. All winners were selected by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals. 32

Curriculum Resources and Publishers Schofield & Sims Contact: David Nesbitt Dogley Mill Fenay Bridge Huddersfield HD8 0NQ UK +44 (0) 1484 601 718

Schofield & Sims has been a leading publisher of schoolbooks for over a century. Focusing particularly on maths, English and science at the early years and primary levels, Schofield & Sims resources are used in top-performing schools throughout the UK and internationally. Our books are written by experienced classroom teachers and are carefully designed to meet the individual learning needs of every child. They provide children with a solid grounding in reading, writing and arithmetic, whilst also equipping them with the broader knowledge and skills needed both for education and for life. As well as producing a wide range of practice, assessment and revision materials, we also publish a number of whole-school programmes, complete with teacher’s guides and resource books. All are clearly structured and encourage steady progression through sustained repetition and continuous assessment.

Scientific & Chemical International SciChem International is a long-standing, successful supplier of science equipment and chemicals to educational establishments globally. Contact: Stuart Thorne Carlton House Livingston Road Bilston West Midlands WV14 0QZ UK + 44 (0) 7912 272 043


The experienced International Sales Department recognises the need for the supply of quality products and has extensive expertise in delivering large projects worldwide. The company currently exports to over 180 countries. We are proud to be able to offer: • A dedicated management and administration team providing a personalised service • Qualityproductsandexcellentstocklevels • Extensive range of equipment including our own high quality • SciChem branded products • Suggested list of Equipment covering Primary Science (6 - 10 yrs), Biology, Physics, Chemistry and General science laboratories suitable for IGCSE, A level & IB • International Science Catalogue available by request. • Quotations, inclusive of freight costs available on request • Chemicals packed for Sea and Airfreight

TFL Education

Contact: Eric Liddell 14 Alice Close Liverpool L15 6WT UK +44 (0) 113 230 1141

Aiden Harper and Eric Liddell established TFL (Teaching Future Leaders) to create a full programme of interactive, student courses that attract and engage students and teachers as they pursue the development of those critical skills necessary to fulfil the social and economic aspirations of the individual, the community and the nation. Independent thinking, risk taking, team working and social responsibility are just some of the qualities that we explore as we seek: To promote both leadership and management qualifications in schools and other educational institutions. To empower young people through the development of the skills they will need as leaders and managers in the 21st century. To work in partnership with education establishments to create a flexible and accessible provision that raises student skills to a level that will contribute decisively to economic and social prosperity.

TTS Group With over 27 years experience TTS, is a leading manufacturer and supplier of educational resources for kindergartens and primary schools in the UK and worldwide. Contact: Steve Williams

We supply innovative, award winning, high quality educational products and teaching resources. At TTS we believe that educational resources should be innovative, interesting and engaging for children.

Park Lane Business Park Kirkby-in-Ashfield Nottinghamshire NG17 9GU UK +44 (0) 7961 787 324


Curriculum Resources and Publishers / Facilities M Twigworld Twig World is an award-winning online resource containing over 2000 short films on science, maths and geography. Devised with teachers and academics to support the teaching of children age 7 – 16, Twig’s resources are all supported by detailed learning materials, quizzes, diagrams and more! Contact: Charlotte Bouchier Claremont House 20 North Claremont House Glasgow G3 7LE UK +44 (0) 203 463 8650

Twig World’s concise films, clear explanations and visually stimulating content helps children understand difficult abstract theories and leads to a thorough understanding of key concepts. This in turn motivates students to take learning to a higher level and gives them more confidence in exams. Twig is used by teachers and students in 45 countries and is offered in 13 languages. You can explore our Secondary School service at and our Primary school service at


Vocab Express

Contact: Julian Gill 2 Capital Court Bittern Road Sowton Exeter Devon EX2 7FW UK +44 (0) 1392 357 530

Vocab Express is an online vocabulary and definition learning application for languages, sciences, geography and business studies. At its heart is a desire to make education engaging, interesting and easier through a process of learning, revising and testing. It engages students, keeps them actively learning, and raises attainment levels. Teacher workload is minimised through pre-loaded, precategorised multi-lingual and cross-curricular vocabulary from major exam boards and leading publishers of classroom text books. It can be used for homework, in-class activities or cover lessons with no preparation or marking overhead. Students are motivated through an innovative points and scoreboard system to compete against their peers and can see their progress at a glance. All activity can be monitored by the teacher through a comprehensive set of real-time progress tracking tools. For subjects, exam boards and publishers ranging from Key Stages 2-5 currently available on Vocab Express please visit the website:


Management and School Equipment ATD-American Contact: Timothy Voit 135 Greenwood Avenue Wyncote PA 19095 USA +215 576 1390 (ext: 2336)

ATD American is the leading exporter of school furniture from North America to International schools worldwide. Our company can deliver worldwide supplies and goods from over 40 factories. Our line includes, classroom, library, laboratory, computer and audio-visual furniture. ATD offers free design and layout services for new schools and classroom facilities and is able to work with your architect on complete school projects.

Compass Group Compass Group delivers world class food and support services in more than 50 countries around the world. Contact: Andrew Bayley Compass House Guildford Street Chertsey KT16 9BQ UK +44 (0) 1932 573 000

Across Education, our Chartwells, Scolarest and Eurest branded teams combine local market knowledge and individual client service with a reputation for putting health and safety first in everything we do. Our passion for food and a desire to provide inspired, tempting and nutritious menus is at the heart of what we do. From primary school to secondary school and on to university, we provide fun, healthy dining options that help boost concentration and knowledge retention. In addition, we provide a range of hospitality services, from school balls and major conferences to parent - teacher meetings. Increasingly, we are asked to support clients with the provision of soft facility management services, such as cleaning and grounds maintenance.


Facilities Management and School Equipment / Fin Mirrors for Training

Contact: Andrea Miles Unit 9-11 Modular Business Park Aspley Close, Four Ashes Wolverhampton West Midlands WV10 7DE UK +44 (0) 1902 791207

Mirrors for Training Ltd are dedicated to offering the highest quality mirrors. As a leading UK supplier and manufacture of specialist mirrored training products, offer full design, build and installation service from single mirror installations to large bespoke fits covering several walls, no job is too large or too small for our dedicated team. We regularly install our system to clients in fitness, leisure, dance, theatre and TV/Film. Our unique Portable Mirror Solutions are popular for clients who cannot have permanent wall mirrors. Mirrors on wheels can be moved around in different locations, including external usage. These 6ft x 4ft mirrors are designed to fit through standard doorways, have locking wheels to secure them in situ and are safety backed, making them suitable for all ages. And a popular solution in schools, where space is premium.

Taplanes Contact: Jonathan Braunton Station Court Nidd Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 3BN UK +44 (0) 1423 771 645


Leading shower cubicle and bathroom pod manufacturer Taplanes Ltd provide pre-fabricated solutions to a variety of end users throughout the UK. With a strong client base including Universities, Schools, Hotels and Housing Associations, Taplanes pre-formed shower enclosures overcome the inherent problems associated with conventional bathroom areas. Innovative and stylish designs together with product reliability ensure Taplanes reputation as the preferred choice in both the refurbishment and new-build sectors. The modular construction provides considerable advantages over traditional construction methods and delivers significant long term benefits. Both one-piece and sectional designs are available. The sectional designs are primarily aimed towards the refurbishment sector allowing the units to be maneuvered into restrictive locations with relative ease. Alternatively, and if the build process allows, the one-piece units could be considered. All Taplanes product designs are provided with a considerable degree of flexibility with size, shape and specification details tailored to suit.

nance Bridgewater Worldwide Specialist Financial Advisers to International Schools and Expatriates Contact: Christopher Wicks Crossford Court Dane Road Sale Cheshire M33 7BZ UK +44 (0) 161 637 2191

Our services include: • Tax efficient investment • Insurance (individual & corporate) • UK Tax and National Insurance

• Retirement planning • Estate planning • International banking

Our clients benefit from: • Qualified experienced advisers • Regular reviews • Worldwide single point of contact • Retirement funding • Structured investment process • Access to UK and EU regulated advice We visit schools a couple of times per year to provide regular structured reviews, so that teachers can get their affairs in order and keep them that way. With our UK regulated sister company, we can look after pretty much all of their financial arrangements, whether arranged in the UK or elsewhere.

Global Investors Group

Contact: James Ricardo Suite 15 1st Floor Oliaji Trade Centre Francis Rachel Street Victoria Mahe Seychelles +44 (0) 20 3608 3561

Global Investors Group specialise in serving teachers in the international school community. Our financial advisors are dedicated to providing you with quality financial services, tailored to your individual financial needs. Each year we travel to international schools worldwide to meet with educators individually. Our objective is to take away the stresses and strains of modern day financial planning, allowing you more time to concentrate on your own priorities. Through a friendly and informal consultation we aim to help you achieve a comprehensive financial plan, unique to you. We regularly advise teachers on: • Tax efficient regular and lump sum savings • Pension schemes for all nationalities • QROPS pension transfers • Superannuation alternatives • Life and accident cover / health cover • Travel and personal possessions cover • Offshore banking / International mortgage services • Will preparation 38

Finance Montpelier Malaysia

Contact: Jan Pinkster Suite A-13-1 13th Floor Menara UOA Bangsar 5 Jalan Bangsar Utama 1 Kuala Lumpur 59000 Malaysia +(603) 2302 3399

Montpelier was incorporated in 1994 as a small company consisting of only a handful of people. In the last 19 years Montpelier has grown in experience and in size to well over 50 specialist staff including some of the most experienced portfolio managers in Malaysia. Headed up by Stuart Williamson, Montpelier’s expertise has evolved from standard financial services into the unique areas of: professional portfolio management, QROPS & SIPP’s and Property. Although our roots can be traced back to Malaysia our clients are in global locations who we continue to serve face-to-face; there are no limits to where we will travel to, often traveling to the most obscure places of the world! Our clients also have 24/7 online access and a variety of ways of getting in touch with us, day or night. This is everything we believe you should expect from your international financial advisor. The last 19 years have seen rapid expansion and we envisage the next 19 years to be just as fruitful.

Redwood Collections

Contact: Michael Whiting Airport House Purley Way Croydon CR0 0XZ UK +44 (0) 20 8288 3558

Redwood Collections is a debt collection company for independent schools across the world. Based in London with a global network of affiliated agents, Redwood is perfectly placed to recover outstanding schools fees, wherever the debtors may be. The education sector requires a particular mix of debt collecting skills that ensure effective recovery while maintaining the school’s reputation and local goodwill. Negotiation, mediation and establishing payment terms are often required to achieve a sensitive and effective outcome. Our effective collection techniques are tried and tested and we represent many hundreds of independent schools. With its dedicated education team, Redwood is rapidly becoming established as the debt solution of choice for the education sector.


Teachers’ Wealth Contact: Tim Cox Wenceslas Square 19 Prague 1 110 00 Czech Republic +420 731 375 850

Teachers’ Wealth was established to fill a gap in the international schools market to provide both dedicated and trusted financial advisory services to international schools and their staff worldwide. Dealing only with the international education sector and their very specific needs, Teachers’ Wealth assist staff to transfer their frozen UK pensions to offshore HMRC recognised Qualifying Recognised Overseas Pensions Schemes (QROPS), as well as providing free, impartial and independent advice to teachers of all nationalities in respect of offshore savings and investments, offshore pension planning, wills, life insurance and all other aspects of teachers’ financial advisory needs. With clients based all over the world from as far as the Cayman Islands, Australia, Singapore and throughout Europe, Teachers’ Wealth is a supporting member of the Council of British International Schools (COBIS), the European Council of International Schools (ECIS), British Schools in the Middle East (BSME) and the Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia and East Asia (FOBISSEA).

Warwick Mann International

Contact: Andrew Seward or Craig Blyth Apartado 0832-1727 World Trade Centre Panama City Panama +44 (0) 870 460 1088

Warwick Mann International has been servicing the international schools community for over 15 years. As independent brokers, we have access to many innovative and discounted schemes designed specifically for international schools and teachers. All advisors are fully qualified to UK standards, and have on average 20 years’ experience in financial services. We give professional independent advice on; Healthcare, Retirement planning, Savings and Investments, Life and Critical illness, Income protection, IHT planning, National Insurance and Tax advice, International Wills, UK and International mortgages and Education fee planning. To assist with staff recruitment and retention we have helped many schools improve their employee benefits through group life, health and pension arrangements. Further information available on request.


ICT Firefly

Contact: Dr Simon Hay 1 Lyric Square London W6 0NB UK +44 (0) 20 8133 4415

Originally conceived by two pupils at St Paul’s School in London, Firefly’s learning platform, intranet and VLE is now trusted by over 150 of the leading schools in the UK and around the world, including St Paul’s School, The British International School, Cairo, Marlborough College, Malaysia and Eton College. Firefly makes it simple for teachers, students and parents to connect, share and learn. It’s easy to use, works across all platforms including mobiles and tablets and is seamlessly integrated with your MIS and other school systems. Please get in touch to arrange a free trial of Firefly and our Student Planner and Teacher Planner mobile and tablet apps.


Contact: Tim Peers 2nd Floor F Mill Dean Clough Halifax West Yorkshire HX3 5AX UK +44 (0) 1422 250 800


Frog is the UK’s most advanced learning platform and is becoming widely used in Europe, the Far East and the Americas. Frog’s unique learning platform offers an intuitive, simple and fun product that uses an easy to use drag and drop interface. This offers complete control of how the learning platform looks and works for the school, whatever the culture, curriculum or school vision. Frog improves the engagement of students and their academic results through differentiated and personalised learning, whilst bringing together the entire school community.

Renaissance Learning UK Renaissance Learning - Accelerating children’s learning in reading, writing and maths Contact: John Moore 32 Harbour Exchange London E14 9GE UK + 44 (0) 20 7184 4000

At Renaissance Learning, we believe in promoting success amongst pupils of all ages and abilities through our reading, writing and maths learning programmes that provide teachers with immediate feedback and data that helps inform instruction. We are a leading provider of educational solutions to primary and secondary schools and academies, and a proud sponsor of organisations such as the The Schools Network (formerly the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust), the National Literacy Trust (NLT) and the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (CILIP). Our advanced technology provides teachers and pupils with immediate, reliable feedback that enhances individualised instruction and data-driven learning; creating a better environment for more motivated pupils.

Serif Europe

Contact: Colin Hussey The Software Centre 12 Wilford Ind Estate Nottingham NG11 7EP UK + 44 (0) 115 914 2000

Serif graphics software provides easy to use graphics tools accessible to every student, and powerful features to stretch more able learners. With tools for vector drawing, Flash animations, digital video editing, web creation, DTP and photo editing – Serif provides essential tools to deliver creative curriculum elements, while helping you teach the skills students need for the future. As a UK based graphics software developer, Serif is also supported by FREE Teacher Resources mapped to curriculum objectives for KS2-4 and used by International Schools across the globe. For more information on how Serif is the creative choice for International Schools see:


Inspectorates / Management Information Systems CfBT Education Trust

Contact: Philippa Leggate 60 Queens Road Reading RG1 4BS UK +44 (0) 118 902 1674 internationalschools.aspx

CfBT Educational Trust is one of the world’s leading not-forprofit education companies providing a range of educational services both in the UK and internationally. The Trust’s funds are used for educational purposes with any trading surplus reinvested to fund a programme of public educational research specifically for practice-based educational research. Established over 40 years ago CfBT Education Trust has an annual turnover estimated at about US 200million and over 2500 staff worldwide, working around the world managing large government contracts and providing education services to both individual schools and a range of government and international organisations. This depth of educational understanding makes CfBT a uniquely well-qualified organisation, able to provide educational expertise and support for international schools. CfBT’s over-arching commitment is to education which enables individuals, institutions and communities to achieve their maximum potential, and it recognises that, in teaching and learning, clients and beneficiaries are often not the same people.

Penta International

Contact: Mark Evans Upperton House The Avenue Eastbourne BN21 3YB UK +44 (0) 1323 416171 or +971 4 435 8098

Penta International is the one of the UK’s premier independent providers of management consultancy, educational monitoring, training, coaching and inspection services. Based in England, but with offices in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Hong Kong and Buenos Aires, it supports schools, colleges, businesses and charities around the world. It has, for example, worked in the GCC region for more than 10 years ago. Recent projects have taken Penta staff to South America, Australia, Europe and the Far East. The company has a reputation for the highest quality work, combined with a personal approach. The full-time team based in the UK and Middle East is supplemented by project-focussed experts, as required. The company employs the most experienced educators and monitors from the UK, USA, Canada, Europe, Africa and other parts of the world. See our website for further information about Penta International.


Bluewave.SWIFT Contact: Vicky Wright Atlas 3 Balby Carr Bank Doncaster DN4 5JT UK +44 (0) 845 4900 447

Bluewave.SWIFT is a very comprehensive, mature product which enables a holistic approach to Self Evaluation in schools. This web based school management system focuses on the corner stones of school improvement – Self Evaluation, CPD, Strategic Planning, Performance Management and Professional Standards. Whole school self-evaluation is at the heart of our system which enables these core school processes to be effortlessly and strategically linked, helping to minimise workloads and needless bureaucracy. Bluewave.SWIFT can be used by all educational professionals working in schools from student teachers to aspiring leaders to experienced head teachers. As well as promoting whole school improvement, Bluewave.SWIFT also fully supports individual career progression. We gain fantastic feedback from our client schools and this is supported by our BETT award in the category of Supporting Institutional Leadership and Management Solutions.

Capita SIMS International

Contact: Jo Davies 5 Mercian Close Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 1LT UK +44 (0) 1285 647473 or +44 (0) 1285 647599

As specialists in the independent sector for over 30 years, SIMS International supports schools in managing student and staff information across all areas of school life including registration, finance and payroll, timetabling, progress tracking and assessment, and whole-school communication. The depth and breadth of our product enables schools to drive academic excellence whilst running an efficient business. SIMS International supports a range of curriculum programmes including the iGCSE and International Baccalaureate programmes. Schools also benefit from accessing real-time information to staff, students and parents with the ability to enter data once, and use it many times across the whole school, allowing them to replace manual administration tasks with automatic, efficient processes.


Management Information Systems Contact Group Contact: Stephen Clarke 5th Floor Lyndon House 58-62 Hagley Road Birmingham B16 8PE UK +44 (0) 844 448 4422

Contact Group ( is an award winning provider of systems for schools and colleges, its range includes amongst others: •  Call Parents enables 2 way communications between schools and parents via email, text and phone calling who’s Text a Letter function allows schools to text links to letters ready to view online, reducing costs associated with printing letters. •  Truancy Call assists schools in making first-day contact with parents of absent students via email, text and phone call. •  Text Someone allows pupils to report bullying or anything that is troubling them by text message and online 24/7. •  E-mentoring is straightforward and simple to use for both the students and the mentor, ensuring an easy and free exchange by text message and online within a secure and moderated environment.

Double First

Contact: Carl Nixon Units 3 & 4 Vo-Tec Centre Hambridge Lane Newbury Berkshire RG14 5TN UK +44 (0) 1635 55 55 24

Since 1987 Double First has been at the forefront of developing and supporting software dedicated to the needs of independent and international schools. Double First’s flagship management information system, Engage, is continually improved to match the changing requirements of schools. In addition to fully featured modules covering all key academic, administrative and financial requirements, it offers fast-access online portals for Teachers, Parents and Pupils. Our online support centre offers a comprehensive knowledge library with guides to enable your school to yield the full power of its data, plus real-time access to review the progress of support requests. If you are looking to implement a management information system or wish to benchmark your current arrangements please contact us for a no obligation consultation.


Furlong Contact: Natalie Jones Eagle House Joule Road West Portway Andover SP10 3UX UK +44 (0) 1264 354 111

Furlong® is a leading supplier of tailored software solutions to independent and international schools around the world. Furlong’s flagship product, SchoolBase® is a powerful schoolwide Information Management System which integrates seamlessly with FeeMaster®, Furlong’s fee-billing application, to provide an end-to-end solution. Over 200 schools, both in the UK and overseas, use Furlong® products. Furlong® clients include some of the best known schools in the UK and many international schools from Asia to South America and most points in between. Furlong® was formed in 2003 by Managing Director, Howard Langley. From day one the company resolved to be different from its competitors, offering flexible, tailored solutions and exceptional service. Furlong® is totally focused on independent schools providing feature-rich, intuitive software which delivers real value to schools. Furlong® caters for all sizes of school from the very large to the smaller, often highly specialised schools.


Contact: Jamie Reid 9 Talavera Court Darnell Way Moulton Park Northampton NN3 6RW UK + 44 (0) 1604 659 100

iSAMS is a Management Information System (MIS) that has been designed exclusively for independent schools. iSAMS has over 60 modules for schools to choose from. We are fortunate to work with some of the most successful schools in the world and they include: The Cheltenham Ladies’ College, St Paul’s Charterhouse, Wycombe Abbey, Harrow, Tanglin Trust Singapore ACS Singapore, Sherborne Qatar, The British School in Brussels, plus many more. iSAMS is a browser-based product that allows the schools the security of having the data held within school but the advantage of accessing it from anywhere in the world. More and more schools are now looking for this functionality and it is a unique offering exclusive to iSAMS.


Management Information Systems / Recruitment Learning Data

Contact: Philip O’Callaghan The Guinness Enterprise Centre Taylor’s Lane Dublin 8 + 44 (0) 121 288 0461 or + 353 (1) 8140710

Learning Data puts integrated information tools into the hands of school managers, teachers, students and parents. Learning Data’s principal products are: • Classis – a school information management system, which has been tailor-made to meet the needs of some of Europe’s largest international schools. •  Schoolbag – an electronic diary (e-diary), e-portfolio and digital workspace for students. Schoolbag allows students record their homework, store their notes, record their progress, complete and submit their homework to their teachers for correction. It allows school to truly leverage the benefits of mobile and tablet devices. With schools across fourteen countries we are confident we can connect the most appropriate web based technologies with the heart of your school. Our web based services include hosting, support, training and customisation.

WCBS International

Contact: Neil Butcher Somerset House Magdalene Street Glastonbury Somerset BA6 9EJ UK +44 (0) 1458 833 344


WCBS International is a leading supplier of management information systems to over 500 fee-paying schools worldwide including Europe, the Middle East and Asia. We support our international customers in every way with regional staff and an international helpline service based on local school hours. We supply a range of solutions to meet management information needs, from admissions to alumni, with innovative and proven software. 3Sys:- the complete school and student information system •  Browser-based Academic and Administration management for faster, more accurate and productive use of your school’s information • Works with all leading browsers to access data using PCs, Apple Macs, smartphones, iPads and other tablets • Capability to incorporate multiple curricula including standard UK, AP, IB, IPC, CIE • Combines with the option of the powerful, world leading PASS finance and student billing system

Anthony Millard Consulting

Contact: Becky Forrester 25 Southampton Buildings Chancery Lane London WC2A 1AL UK +44 (0) 20 3427 5414

AMC is a leading independent education recruitment consultancy, specialising in senior leadership appointments, as well as providing strategic advice to schools and other Education organisations worldwide. Senior Appointments: We have successfully recruited Principals, Heads, Bursars and other leadership and middle management posts for schools throughout the world, including for many COBIS members. We are highly experienced in helping schools at every stage of the recruitment process, drawing on our extensive database and networks. We can assist too with finding teachers. Bespoke Consultancy: We facilitate strategic planning; assure governance arrangements; carry out strategic reviews; advise on mergers and acquisitions, and the establishment of new schools; review and update policies; provide leadership coaching and mentoring; advise on marketing and development; and help prepare for inspection.

Compass Education Consultancy

Contact: Tom Arnold +44 (0) 20 7193 6899

Compass specialises in the recruitment of teachers for British and IB international schools worldwide. We are a team of former teachers and head teachers with international experience and offer a consultative experience to international schools. We have consultants based in the UK, Switzerland and South Korea from where we can manage existing clients in different regions and make visits to international schools. Our database is comprised of mainly British qualified teachers many of whom have international experience. We have successfully recruited for a number of COBIS member schools and welcome you to try our service.


Recruitment Edvectus

Contact: Diane Jacoutot

Edvectus provides bespoke recruitment solutions to international schools. Our unique Learning Portal offers our candidates over 500 online resources including lesson plans, cultural guides, cost of living information, regional videos and more so that Edvectus teachers arrive prepared to quickly flourish at your school.

Parsons Green House Suite 36 27 Parsons Green Lane London SW6 4HH UK

Edvectus is a new company staffed by a team of dedicated consultants who are mostly ex-international teachers who possess more than 50 years of combined experience recruiting teachers to work internationally. Our experience allows us to provide proactive expert guidance to our clients.

+44 (0) 20 3701 1676

Edvectus has offices around the world including Dubai, New Zealand, UK and North America so that we are at once close to our clients and our candidates giving us a worldwide reach with a local touch. Our systems are developed to recruit simultaneously around the world and for child protection, internationally.

Eteach International

Contact: Gerry Hillier-Manolas Norwich House Knoll Road Camberley Surrey GU15 3SY UK +44 (0) 1276 674238 or +44 (0) 845 226 1906

Eteach International provides cost effective online recruitment solutions for schools across the world. Schools and school groups can purchase annual advertising licences offering unlimited vacancy publishing during a 12 month period. The experienced team of education recruitment specialists will manage recruitment campaigns targeting thousands of quality educational professionals and provide schools with the tools to track and manage applications. Talent Pools enable candidates to register their interest in working within a particular school or country, helping schools find interested candidates as soon as a vacancy arises. This saves schools valuable time and money by helping them build a database of quality jobseekers all year round. Eteach has over 600,000 registered users and weekly e-newsletters are distributed to over 190,000 subscribers. Eteach is 100% online, greener and with lower costs than major competitors. Eteach saves schools time and money, delivering outstanding results with a range of innovative online recruitment solutions.


Harris Hill Contact: Morag Forse 3rd Floor 89 Albert Embankment London SE1 7TP UK +44 (0) 20 7587 5153

Harris Hill Independent schools recruitment service has extensive experience working with International schools. Our aim is to work as an extension of your school, maintaining the highest quality of service at all stages of the recruitment. Our approach is bespoke, by taking the time to understand what our client’s particular needs are we can adapt our service to individual requirements. Our service is both personalised and exhaustive; we dedicate ourselves to finding and securing the best candidate for you to ensure a lasting appointment. We believe that our success in terms of the calibre of our candidates and the contributions they make to the schools in which they are placed is attributable to our proactive partnership approach with our clients.

Hays Education Contact: Penny Kontopyrghou 23 Ebury Gate London SW1W 0NT UK +44 (0) 20 7259 8771 internationalteaching/

Hays Education is a leading national specialist recruitment consultancy for the Education sector. Hays International was founded in 2005. The key focus of this division is to provide a first class recruitment service to International institutions. Since our conception we have played a huge part in the movement of faculty staff all over the world. In addition to this, we keep a close eye on the ever-changing face of International institutions, so we can continually offer a first class service. We recruit Leadership, Qualified Teachers and TEFL Teachers. We work with partnership schools assisting them to improve their recruitment. Offering a bespoke recruitment service which enables us to build closer relationships with our schools as well as keep abreast of issues affecting schools and Education providers globally.


Recruitment ITN Mark Education

Contact: Katy Luckett

Bespoke staffing solutions for International schools ITN Mark have set the standard for teaching and education recruitment for over 15 years. With offices around the world we pride ourselves on providing a unique quality of service to our international partner schools.

ITN Mark international Education 154-160 Fleet Street London EC4A 2DQ UK +44 (0) 20 7856 9496

REESON Education

Contact: Kim Thompson One Lyric Square Hammersmith London W6 0NB UK +44 (0) 20 3008 8675

REESON Education was established in 2006 by experienced teachers, education professionals and recruitment specialists and we have built our business and reputation on our core values of honesty, integrity and excellence. We have a specialist international team to provide a bespoke service to British international schools all over the world and a database of over 500 high quality teachers and senior leaders looking to live and work abroad. We provide the very highest level of personal service and professionalism and all of our teachers are cleared and vetted to the most stringent of standards to ensure that we provide our clients with the very best applicants available in the market place. We care about education and the provision of education and we have established an excellent reputation with schools and teachers alike.


Search Associates

Contact: David Cope Berry House 41 High Street Over Cambridge CB24 5NB UK +44 (0) 1954 231130

SEARCH ASSOCIATES is one of the world’s leading educational recruitment consultancies, supporting and advising international schools of all kinds as well as teachers and senior managers wanting to work in them. The group is a close partnership of 16 individual consultants who all have extensive experience in international school management. SEARCH ASSOCIATES places over 3000 candidates worldwide every year, ranging from heads of top international schools to young newly qualified teachers. It runs 14 recruitment fairs annually, including two in London (one in January, one in the spring) which are particularly suitable for schools looking for candidates with UK experience. It also maintains an extensive and user-friendly candidate database which can be accessed directly by any school registered with SEARCH ASSOCIATES. David Cope is the partner mainly responsible for helping British international schools, whose heads and/or boards are welcome to contact him at any time to discuss their recruitment needs.


Contact: Matthew Peck

Teachanywhere are a leading global educational specialist of International Teacher and Leadership recruitment in over 70 countries. Established over 15 years, we are part of the randstad group (established over 50 years ago) and the second largest recruitment company in the world.

1A Embankment The Old Boathouse Putney London SW15 1LB UK

At Teachanywhere we have dedicated worldwide teams of education consultants many of whom are experienced international teachers and principals themselves who work all year round to provide you with the best teachers the world has to offer.

+44 (0) 20 8788 8663

Shaping the world of education we are partnered with many Ministries of education, private international schools and educational organisations around the world. Our international teams recruit from many countries simultaneously and gather first hand local market knowledge about the countries from which we recruit and the schools into which we place.


Recruitment / Research / School Marketing Servic TIC (Teachers International Consultancy)

Contact: Andrew Wigford Avon House 19 Stanwell Road Penarth Vale of Glamorgan CF64 2EZ UK

TIC Recruitment & Training provide a personalised, reliable and responsive recruitment and training service tailored specifically to international schools and teachers worldwide. We really understand the needs of British International Schools. We have over 25 years of experience in international education and have a large database of over 10,000 mainly British trained teachers. We already work with many COBIS schools. Our placement fees are reasonable whether you are looking for just one teacher (or Headteacher), a maternity cover or to staff an entire school. Teachers use our services for free and we only charge schools if we successfully find a teacher they hire.

+44 (0) 2920 212083


Contact: Sarah Woddis 26 Red Lion Square London WC1R 4HQ UK +44 (0) 20 3194 3111


TES is the largest network of teachers in the world with over 2 million registered members from 197 countries. Using TES you can reach the widest possible audience of education professionals and jobseekers: •  Our website receives 7.7 million visits a month •  TES offers over 500,000 free resources for education professionals to share and download •  TES magazine has on average 378,000 readers each week • Dedicated international channel on the jobs section of the TES website •  Targeted international newsletters and forums The wealth of free resources on TES helps to inspire and inform teachers when they are preparing their lessons. As a result it’s only natural that teachers and other education professionals from around the world come to TES first when they’re looking for a new job. Our international reach means TES is in the best possible position to provide you with the strongest field of candidates to fill your education vacancies, that’s why 99% of advertisers would use TES again.

ces ISC Research

Contact: Tina Law Faringdon Business Centre Volunteer Way Faringdon Oxon SN7 7YR UK +44 (0) 1367 246007

ISC Research, part of The International Schools Consultancy Group, offers cloud based access to the most comprehensive, unique and continuously updated database of international schools available anywhere in the world. A subscription to ISC Research offers real time access and data download capabilities to the entire catalogue of international schools as well as statistical market overview, a calendar of international school events, international school news and details of future schools. Downloaded data can be linked to existing subscriber systems giving total flexibility to analyse it in-house or carry out targeted sales and marketing campaigns to best suit the user. Various subscription options are available from simple cloud based News and Market Research tools, to combined cloud and data sales and marketing solutions.

Nathan Associates

Contact: Nathan Gaydhani 32 Dudley Gardens Harrow London HA2 0DQ UK +44 (0) 8453 70 70 85

Nathan Associates is a UK based marketing communications and design consultancy with a difference. For over 10 years we have focused on helping independent schools in the UK and British International schools to align their marketing materials to their true ethos. The best marketing materials are those that align to the experience of visiting the school while helping people to also understand your values and vision. Therefore the key part of getting any marketing materials right is to understand what the school is actually like to come to. Our unique process is very simple. Without pre-judgment or preconceived solutions, we spend time getting to know the school, its ethos and aspirations. From this we help you to work out what your core strengths are and how to best communicate them. We have previously worked with Dulwich College - London, British Embassy School Ankara, Geneva English School, Haberdashers Askes School for Girls, Harrogate Ladies College and COBIS.


School Trips Bucksmore Education Bucksmore Education run prestigious summer schools for junior students in nine locations across the UK, including six Oxford and Cambridge University Colleges. In 2013 we welcomed students from 55 countries across the world. Contact: Matt Tigne 259 Greenwich High Road London SE10 8NB UK +44 (0) 20 8312 8060

Our summer programmes range from intensive EFL courses to advanced academic programmes for older teenagers in Oxbridge Colleges. Bucksmore Young Leaders – Challenging leadership course in Corpus Christi College for future leaders of their generation. Bucksmore Arts Choice – Visual and performing arts programme with English-speaking teenagers from Cambridge. World University Preparation – Two-week course designed to give international students the best possible chance of successfully applying to a top UK university. Cambridge & Oxford Advanced Studies Program – Small-group tutorial course based on the Oxbridge teaching model.

Discover the World Education Contact: Helen Marks

Discover the World Education have specialised in geography and science study trips and adventure tours since 1983 and are firmly established as one of the UK’s leading educational tour operators, and the world’s leading tour operator to Iceland.

Arctic House 8 Bolters Lane Banstead Surrey SM7 2AR UK

A range of experiences and learning opportunities across 6 continents allow you to inspire and engage your students in all corners of the world, whilst we offer a range of complimentary, multi award-winning teacher resources for classroom use: www.

+44 (0) 1737 214214

Over two-thirds of our groups are repeat bookers or have been recommended to us; we have supported over half of the UK’s leading schools and universities on educational visits and in 2012 98% of groups who travelled rated their overall opinion of us as good or excellent. As credited members of the School Travel Forum we offer a comprehensive independently-audited safety management system, plus full financial protection and a no-surcharge guarantee.


European Study Tours Contact: Lisa Knudsen 4 Post Office Walk Fore Street Hertford SG14 1DL UK +44 (0) 844 576 1957

For new ways to inspire your students and bring your subject to life, a school trip is the perfect solution. European Study Tours has 30 years’ experience in student travel and offering unique student conferences across the globe. Group leaders travel with us because of the exceptional levels of service they receive from our well-travelled and knowledgeable staff. We adhere to the strictest standards of safety and security giving you complete peace of mind during your trip. We have a wealth of experience in dealing with overseas and inbound groups travelling to the UK and recognise your need for advice on your destination, detailed itinerary planning and regular communication. We have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with the ideal package, full of educational content and a wide range of sightseeing, attractions and activities to destinations all over Europe and Worldwide.

Oxford Royale Academy Oxford Royale Academy, known as ORA, is a British company with a passion for international education. We are based in the city of Oxford and offer academic summer courses lasting 2 or 4 weeks. Contact: Sophie Nolan The Punt House St Catherine’s College Manor Road Oxford OX1 3UJ UK +44 (0) 845 130 6021

Why choose ORA? • An extensive range of over 45 study options • A global experience with over 95 nationalities in attendance •  Premium-quality teaching with almost 70% of faculty staff graduating from or teaching at Oxbridge • An exciting and enriching extra-curricular timetable •  Live and study in an Oxford college, gaining a taste of life as an undergraduate Visit us at to find out more and to enrol for 2014


School Trips / Schoolwear Pathfinder Challenge

Contact: Christian Fimiak christian.fimiak@pathfinder-challenge. com 23, rue du Printemps Aix les Bains 73100 France +33 (0) 671 202 452

Welcome to Pathfinder Challenge. Since 2009 we provide solutions for Outdoor Education. Our purpose is to expand your limits in offering a step-on journey in personal growth for students. Providing and facilitating all opportunities for life changing experiences with the help of specialists coming from different backgrounds such as outdoor activities, personal development programmes, athletes coaching and emergency medical services to say the least. Although that all programmes are physically and psychologically challenging, they all bring fun, laughs and joy. Our programmes match the requirements for the International Baccalaureate, the International Youth Award and Round Square. In all programmes we stress the importance of safety. And also of human impact on Nature based on Leave No Trace guidelines and our experience.

Skibound/Travelbound Part of the TUI Travel PLC, the world’s leading international leisure travel group, Skibound and Travelbound are the international schools travel specialist. Contact: Natalie Roberts Olivier House 18 Marine Parade Brighton BN2 1TL UK  ravelbound +44 (0) 1273 265265 T Skibound +44 (0) 1273 244750


Welcome to Travelbound, Travelbound has an excellent customer service record and as we’re backed by TUI Travel PLC, the world’s leading international travel group, we’re able to offer 24-hr support and financial backing which is second-tonone. Wherever you wish to go, whatever subject you wish to study, we can help you organise, promote and enjoy one of the fundamental building blocks of your student’s education. Welcome to Skibound, the leading international skiing specialist to international schools. With 26 years of experience in running successful trips for schools we have a fantastic network to provide a superb experience for your students. Skibound’s 8 Clubhotels, all located in the French Alps, offer students the chance to ski in some of the worlds’ most prestigious resorts whilst maintaining exceptional value for money. As Skibound run these hotels specifically for the youth market, everything is geared towards providing groups with the exact services, facilities and support that a school party requires.

World Challenge

Contact: Tony Burns 17-21 Queens Road High Wycombe Buckinghamshire HP13 6AQ UK +44 (0) 7775 920 851

For 27 years World Challenge has been at the forefront of devising educational expedition programmes which teach life skills and expand minds outside the classroom walls. Our expeditions, which range from one to four weeks enable students to become successful learners, confident individuals and responsible global citizens all while having the time of their lives within a safe environment. World Challenge is the world’s largest provider of school expeditions and currently works with about 800 schools and colleges worldwide. We have offices in the UK, Dubai, Boston, Hong Kong, South Africa and Melbourne and offer a range of 45 destinations. Our expedition programmes and adventure itineraries are fully aligned to the ethos of the International Baccalaureate and offer a springboard for fulfilling the Creativity, Action and Service of the IB Diploma Programme. Students can also gain UCAS points by being involved in one of our programmes.


Contact: Claire Barradell or Susan Lee Unit 6 Oddington Grange Weston on the Green Oxon OX25 3QW UK +44 (0) 845 5276854

ISUS Ltd was founded to supply the needs of International Schools abroad, and our garments are worn with pride across the world. Our strategy is very simple, we provide good quality schoolwear and sportswear at affordable prices in a variety of supply options, designed to ensure we meet the needs of your parents and your school, supported by our total commitment to service and quality. Whether you’re looking for a total uniform re-design or simply an improved supply we’re sure that we have the resources and expertise to help. We can create a complete distinctive and exclusive uniform including sportswear which reflects the spirit of your school. The ISUS team can assist with every aspect of a new uniform, from colours and styles to fabrics and embroidery, ensuring all garments complement each other. From first consultation to concept and on to manufacture, we can make everything simple and straightforward.


Schoolwear / Student Development Schoolwear International

Contact: Graham Michelli Attleborough Road Deopham Green Norfolk NR18 9DQ UK +44 (0) 1953 851 250

Getting a good quality, reliable supply of British school uniform can be a real headache in some parts of the world. We exist precisely and solely to serve this need and provide all the top brands to international schools all over the world. You choose whether to resell the uniform yourselves locally, to nominate a local retailer we will supply or through your own ‘virtual school shop’, a button on your website stocked with exactly what you specify - but managed and fulfilled entirely through Schoolwear International in the UK at no cost to the school. Parents pay normal retail prices. We only have very experienced – and very well connected – people from the Schoolwear industry on our team and so we can offer not just outstanding service in the supply of your uniform and sportswear but you also have the benefit of all our collective experience without any charge whatsoever.

Zeco Schoolwear

Contact: Anish Haridas 83-99 Hainault Road Collier Row Romford Essex RM5 3AH UK +44 (0) 1708 739 390


Established in 1976, Zeco has fast become one of the leading manufacturers and wholesalers of Schoolwear in the United Kingdom, offering unrivalled quality uniform to thousands of schools and retailers worldwide. The majority of our leading lines are still manufactured in the U.K as we pride ourselves on authentic British uniform. Zeco can boast a large inventory of over 500 products which enables us to cater for the unique requirements of each and every one of our customers. In addition we hold some of the highest levels of stock of any Schoolwear distributor to ensure our customers are never left disappointed. We also offer an outstanding school uniform embroidery service which produces high quality school logos using state of the art machinery, screen printing and heat transfer are also available for school bags.

CEM Durham University The Centre for Evaluation & Monitoring (CEM), part of Durham University, is the largest provider of computer-adaptive assessments outside the US, providing information to teaching professionals and authorities for over 25 years. Contact: Lisa Harkness Rowan House Mountjoy Centre Stockton Road Durham DH1 3UZ UK +44 (0) 191 334 4221

CEM’s information systems cater for Pre School to Post 16 education assessing over 1,100,000 students in over 40 countries across the world each year. CEM provide a number of assessments in different languages including a baseline assessment for young children in Arabic. All assessments are based on robust analysis and evidence-based research. CEM also specialises in bespoke test development and research commissions. To find out about CEM’s adaptive assessments that enable a more accurate and advanced way of measuring pupil progress and potential through school – visit

Hallmark Cards Hallmark Cards is the world’s largest publisher of Greeting Cards and the world leader in social expression products. Contact: Helen Powell Hallmark House Bingley Road Heaton Bradford BD9 6SD UK +44 (0) 1274 784474

Our goal is to enable our customers to connect emotionally whether that is close to home or at great distance. With a pride in our 100+ year heritage and a commitment to excellence and quality that has always been our “hallmark”; we strive to create the very best products to fit our customers’ needs. Present in over 120 countries and published in more than 30 languages, Hallmark has indeed become the only global brand synonymous with personal expression and has brand recognition that surpasses almost all others. We supply tailored solutions for the smallest and largest clients and have a dedicated Export Team to help with all aspects of overseas buying from product selection right through to shipping and customs documentation.


Student Development ISCO

Contact: Julia Watson 39 Ash Close Uppingham LE15 9PJ UK +44 (0) 1572 823073

ISCO is a not-for-profit organisation ‘part of the Inspiring Futures Foundation’ of over 50 years’ standing that delivers high quality careers education and guidance to independent and international schools in countries all over the world. The psychometric profiling leads not only to a range of careers for discussion but also greater self-awareness in terms of learning styles and study skills. Additionally, there is a wide range of services to parents, students and staff in terms of careers and higher education. Recent developments include a new individual online web space for students, which is progressive and developmental. This allows the student to record achievement, research courses and careers and keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities wherever the student is domiciled.

Oxbridge Applications Contact: Lucinda Fraser 13 - 14 New Bond Street London W1S 3SX UK +44 (0) 20 7499 2394


In 1999, after studying PPE at Oxford University, James Uffindell founded Oxbridge Applications, an independent, research-based, education consultancy – to support students with their preparation for the admissions process at Oxford and Cambridge. To date, Oxbridge Applications has supported over 55,000 applicants, has worked with UK and international students and, in 2012, helped over 400 schools with their students’ university applications. Oxbridge Applications runs interview and admissions test preparation events, workshops in schools, offers free advice and support through its website and has published two books to date – in 2011, Think you can think – Cracking the Thinking Skills Assessments, and in 2012, the fourth edition of So you want to go to Oxbridge? Tell me about a banana.

Oxford Tutorial College

Contact: Josephine Lott 12 King Edward Street Oxford OX1 4HT UK +44 (0) 1865 793 333

Oxford Tutorial College is a leading independent college specialising in A-Level, Pre-U and GCSE tuition for those intending to go on to higher education at a good British University. There is a well-established sixth form for students taking A-Levels and the Pre-U for the first time. The college also has many years successful experience of running retake courses. OTC offers an environment quite different from that of a traditional school. The teaching approach is refreshingly interactive and informal. The emphasis on small group work and one-to-one tutorials enables a clear focus on individual needs and learning styles, and a variation of pace and emphasis which helps students to approach their work calmly and objectively. A wide range of subjects and examination boards is available. OTC also provides Easter Revision Courses for A-Level, Pre-U and GCSE. In addition, OTC offers the Oxford Advanced Studies Program; a lively academic and cultural gap year study abroad opportunity for students aged 17+.

Skip2bfit Skip2bfit is a refreshing idea to modernise skipping and make it modern and cross curricular. Contact: John McCormack 100 Pierremont Avenue Broadstairs Kent CT10 1NT UK +44 (0) 1843 603020

At skip2bfit we use digital counting skipping ropes to count the skips that are done in a 2 minute fun challenge. The scores are then recorded and they are challenged to skip again to try to improve - ‘2 B the best YOU can B’ The skipping is done to our own unique timed music CD with voice overs, with specially selected tracks of 2 minutes. It is simple idea that children love and really motivates them by giving them a goal. The workshops are mainly run in primary schools. They cover all areas of Healthy Living, teaching the children how to skip correctly in five easy steps and can also provide free fruit. We use tactile learning, challenging the children to some mental maths questions on their skipping scores, making maths fun.


Websites, Apps and Social Media Finalsite

Contact: Clive Unglass 809 Main Street East Hartford Conneticut CT 06108 USA

Finalsite provides an online learning and communications platform that reimagines what’s possible in and out of the classroom. Our software enables schools to design a custom, complete web solution that reflects their culture and community. With a Content Management System, Learning Management System, modules, portals, social and mobile solutions, we serve over 130 international schools around the world.

+44 (0) 1860 289 3507

From award winning designs to outstanding support, Finalsite understands international schools and has solutions to meet your unique requirements.

Visit our website to view our portfolio and learn more.

Interactive Schools

Contact: Simon Noakes 86 Easton Street Via St Johns Court High Wycombe HP11 1LT UK +44 (0) 8440 500 500 follow us @intSchools

We are pioneers in the field of schools marketing and believe that your website should be the heart of your marketing and communications strategy. All our solutions are our ‘Socially Connected’ as standard - and being used by schools all round the world, including Kellett, Alice Smith, British School in The Netherlands, Kincoppal-Rose Bay & NLCS Jeju. Innovation drives differentiation - which underpins our approach. We specialise in: • • • • • • • •

Digital Strategy Websites Mobile & Tablet Apps Interactive Prospectuses Social Media Search Engine Optimisation Digital Signage Apps Digital Marketing Training (SEO, Analytics, Social Media)

We lead the world in the use of Social Media, and aim to educate schools on the value of ‘Social Authority’ (#socialscore) and the importance of social media metrics and monitoring. Find out more Social Media training is now essential in schools. Book in a webinar, on in-house training NOW. 63

Makewaves Contact: Sharon Middleton 30-34 Aire Street Leeds LS1 4HT UK +44 (0) 113 246 9989

Makewaves is the safe social learning platform for children to share what they make, challenge themselves with missions and show their achievements with badges. For children... We make it safe to share blogs, videos and photos with friends, family and a real global audience. For schools... Makewaves gives you all the control you need to deliver and manage learning online. Transform your curriculum with badges track progress, give feedback and support students of all levels For parents... With Makewaves, parents know their child is part of a secure and moderated community. They can follow their child’s learning journey and receive updates from school on their mobile.

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