Representing more than 450 member schools and organisations, COBIS is a responsive, innovative and growing global association for international British schools overseas. High-quality COBIS schools, which educate over 150,000 students and employ more than 30,000 teachers, can be found in 80 countries across Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas. COBIS Supporting Associates offer a wide range of services and resources to the international schools sector. COBIS provides high-quality professional development, a renowned quality assurance scheme - the Patron’s Accreditation – for international British schools overseas, and a range of safeguarding support. Plus, COBIS represents all members with the British Government, Ministries of Education and educational bodies worldwide.