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Europe & Middle East

Delivering outstanding educational results

The educational landscape is evolving dramatically and education institutions around the world are striving to better equip their learners with the skills and knowledge required to meet any challenge. From our offices in the United Arab Emirates and the United Kingdom, our EMEA team delivers a range of tailor-made services to help our clients achieve excellent standards for all their students.


Our services

Our team of experts have worked across a variety of contexts and consequently have a deep pedagogical understanding. Their up-to-date knowledge of the current educational climate means they can support you in a wide range of areas, including:

Achievement & attainment

Curriculum development

Coaching & mentoring

System reform

Self evaluation & performance improvement

Strategy & development

(including establishing new schools)

Leadership & management

(including Governor/Trustee support)

Teaching & learning

(including curriculum reviews and planning)

National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership

Cognition is part of the Alliance of Leading Learning (ALL) consortium, through which we are proud to deliver the National Professional Qualification for Executive Leadership (NPQEL).  


NPQEL is for is for those who are, or who are aspiring to become, an Executive Headteacher or CEO of a MAT with responsibility for leading across several schools. The programme includes the opportunity to experience leadership in a new context, receive on-going support and collaborate online with fellow participants.  


ALL is a school-led inclusive partnership representing all phases and school contexts, nationally in the United Kingdom, and internationally. To date, ALL has led the learning of over 5,000 school leaders across all levels, as well as governors. In 2017 ALL was awarded the NCTL license by the Department for Education, and is consequently a major provider of the newly designed National Professional Qualifications (NPQs).


To learn more about our upcoming cohort two, click here.


For full information visit ALL.


To register, contact Melanie Sproston.


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 Keep up with the latest news and trends in education.

NZ judged top of the world in educating for the future


A recent study conducted by British based Economist Intelligence Unit has concluded that New Zealand education is ranked top of the world in the ‘Educating for the Future Index’. Produced for the first time, this new ranking measures the extent to which 35 countries facilitate the acquisition of particular skills, rather than encouraging rote learning.


Of the 35 countries assessed, New Zealand comes first. It is marked highly for focusing on “future skills” as a strategic policy imperative and the implementation of this in its school curriculum, approach to project based learning, teacher training, careers counselling and collaboration between education and industry. The country’s cultural diversity and tolerance is also cited as positively impacting on the index results.


Click here to read the full article.


Tackling the teaching shortage in England


Against a backdrop of daily information about the crisis in our education system, and with recent figures suggesting FE colleges are short of approximately 20,000 staff, it is more important than ever to find innovative ways to resolve this issue. 


Much has been written about the predicament that exists across our education landscape, with schools, colleges, and training providers suffering from a shortage of high-quality teaching staff; with funding tight and unlikely to loosen at any time soon, how can we make teaching, and specifically teaching in FE an attractive proposition?


Maybe, just maybe, Further Pathways to FE has some of the answers. It is proving at the very least to offer a solution that has already resulted in positive outcomes in terms of attracting talent into the sector. Too good to be true? Read on!


Click here to read the full article.


To learn more about our EMEA division