As well as flagging relevant Ofsted updates and providing the links to these, a brief reminder that BSME also subscribes to Key Notes on a termly basis to ensure that you are receiving relevant updates about wider educational initiatives and directives from the UK. This information can be found on our website in the membership area or click here.

Ofsted Updates you may want to take some time to peruse, including Sir Michael Wilshaw’s speech to Parliament upon delivering Ofsted’s Annual Report to Parliament, are: 

In this Newsletter, Sean Harford HMI National Director (Education) provides an overview of inspection issues of which inspectors should take account. Marking is once again on the agenda, as is careers guidance in secondary schools. 

This survey investigates the challenges facing governing bodies in schools. Whilst it draws on evidence from schools in circumstances which might not reflect your schools’, it identifies the barriers faced by governors in schools and the actions taken to strengthen their professional skills and fulfil their roles as effective, strategic school leaders. 

As all BSME schools are required to undertake a BSO inspection within 18 months of becoming a BSME member, click here for an overview of BSO inspections, including a list of the inspectorates your school may engage to carry these out. You may also wish to visit aobso.org.uk  for additional information and guidance regarding BSOs. 

In addition, the revised BSO frameworks have recently been published. The following are links to the relevant documentation.

As announced previously, a meeting to discuss the implementation of the revised standards, between school organisations, inspectorates and DfE, will be held in London on 31 January. Ed Goodwin will be present to give our views and to raise a couple of thorny issues arising from the standards. He will report back to the Development Conference in Dubai on 3rd February.

Google Summit of Learning 2017
Early bird discount for the Bahrain Google Learning Summit. Get future ready!

DIT in the News
BSME is forging closer links with the Department for International Trade. 

Ofsted and BSO Updates
Relevant highlights of updates recently published by Ofsted as well as British Schools Overseas information.

Events Spotlight: The English School, Kuwait
The English School Kuwait reflects on their success at the new BSME U13 Netball Event! Congratulations!

Student Achievements: BSME Events
BSME celebrates the achievements of some of our outstanding students!

Annual Leadership Conference 2016
If you missed it, enjoy a review of this outstanding BSME Conference!

Welcome new BSME Schools
Welcome to all new BSME schools who joined us during the last term! 

Featured Associates
Our Associate Members offer BSME schools essential services! Meet a couple of our Associates!