18th December 2017
The New School Rome has enjoyed success in the recent Council of British International Schools inspection. The school passed the brand new COBIS compliance scheme which focuses on school improvement and development rather than a snapshot inspection. The scheme is offered to international British schools overseas as an alternative to the UK Department for Education's BSO accreditation.
The school's headteacher Jonny Massey said, 'This is the school's first ever inspection and I am delighted that we have passed. I am very proud of the students and staff and also very grateful to COBIS and its inspection team who staged such a productive and valuable visit'.
The Director of Accreditation for COBIS, Peter Simpson, described the students at the school as, 'happy, respectful and proud of their school'. He went on to say that, 'staff are hardworking and provide support and drive for aspirational students. A good working atmosphere was seen in almost all lessons'. Mr Simpson commented on the 'impressive' development of the school in recent years and reported that the school is 'ambitious' in its outlook.