Continued Personal and Professional Development


For our school to grow and continue to be recognised as ‘one of the leading international schools in the world’ (BSO report 2020), we believe our staff are our biggest asset. Together, they ensure our students experience high quality learning, every lesson, every day.

What we offer: 


At regular intervals throughout the year, we facilitate whole-school, departmental and individual CPPD sessions that support the whole-school improvement plan and quality assurance feedback. The format of these vary from expert speakers, sharing good practice sessions, and small group workshops; to non-judgemental observations and learning walks, shadow leadership, targeted action research programmes, and coaching or mentoring. 

QIS will be launching a new Leadership Network in 2021 for current and aspiring leaders, which will be run over the course of six months and involve in-school, project-based research.

We can accredit NQT/ECT sign off, and we run a successful NQT/ECT programme – available to all schools across Qatar – throughout the year to support NQTs/ECTs through this process.


QIS is a Designated OLEVI Centre of Excellence and hosts a range of programmes (both face-to-face and online) throughout the academic year. We currently offer in-school and external delegates the opportunity to engage with the Outstanding Teacher Programme (OTP), the Creative Teacher Programme(CTP), the Power of Coaching Programme (POC) and the Outstanding Leadership in Education Programme (OLE). Visit for more information.

Real Training

We work in partnership with Real Training to provide external CPPD to staff, including SEND training.

Joint Practice Development (JPD)

All staff in school are part of our JPD programme, which facilitates progressive, personal development of teaching and learning. JPD provision aims to:

  • Make space for professional trust, open and honesty.
  • Establish a shared understanding of an area for development and suggest how to address it.
  • Share the experience of trying out innovative practices. 
  • Critically review progress and impact together as peers.

National College

QIS have recently entered a partnership with the UK’s National College and National Online Safety team.  

All staff at QIS now have access to thousands of online webinars, courses and guides relating to numerous areas including subject content, teaching and learning, leadership, online safety and safeguarding.

ESP Education

QIS works in partnership with ESP Education to offer NPQSL, NPQH and other NPQ qualifications, through face-to-face support sessions facilitated by experienced leaders at QIS.