Teach Middle East Magazine Jan-Feb 2018 Issue 3 Volume 5 - Page 24

Featured School BRITISH SCHOOL MUSCAT: PROVIDES PUPILS WITH HIGH QUALITY BRITISH EDUCATION FOR AN INTERNATIONAL FUTURE. The British School Muscat T each Middle East Magazine, takes great pride in highlighting the good practice taking place in schools across the Middle East. The idea is simple, share what is working, so that it can spread and become the norm in all schools. In this issue, we take a closer look at The British School Muscat (BSM), which has been rated as outstanding with exemplary features in a recent British Schools Overseas Inspection. We examine the programmes that the school is proud to share with others, across the region and beyond. BSM is a not-for-profit school which has grown from a few students in 1973 to over 1250. to an online community; 2. The practical implementation and reflection on a whole school project – the Leadership Challenge - which addresses both a school development priority and a student attainment priority; 3. Highly individualised learning with a self and 360 competency review at the beginning of the programme. The CPML programme at BSM follows the academic year. Participants apply to be on the programme and successful applicants then engage in 5 days of face-to-face workshops, which focus on modules including: COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders 1. Leading and developing effective teams; 2. Leading Change; 3. Leading Teaching and Learning. Throughout the programme, participants engage in the online community, meet with their coaching colleague and implement their Leadership Challenge. We are very proud of the COBIS Programme for Middle Leaders (CPML) which we have been offering to teachers at BSM, Oman and the region for the last three years. We selected the CPML because it met the characteristics of effective CPD, including: 1. The focus on blended learning, internally supported by trained facilitators and coaches and access 22 | Jan - Feb 2018 | | At the end of the programme there is a formal assessment based on a portfolio submission and a presentation to SLT which outlines the impact of the Leadership Challenge. Class Time Principal: Kai Vacher Participants also reflect on their leadership development through the duration of the programme. We have measured the impact of the programme using a range of Key Performance Indicators, including: 1. Positive impact on our school development priorities; 2. Positive impact on middle leadership competencies as defined in the leadership audit;