Online Booking for Courses & Conferences
At IAPS, we run a well-established programme of professional development courses for staff in our member schools. All of our courses are tailored to suit the most important issues in the prep school environment. We aim to provide the best possible value and quality at all of our events.
IAPS schools sent just over 1,600 members of staff to our courses in the academic year 2015-16 and we have received outstanding feedback showing very high levels of satisfaction with course content and administration.
This year, we're working in association with AMDIS, Independent Thinking, and ISC to provide the highest quality training.
Places can be booked on our latest courses below. You can also download a copy of our 2016-17 Courses and Conferences brochure.
03 May 2017
This course is designed to help schools understand the Educational Quality Compliance Inspection process and how they can best prepare themselves for such an inspection.
IT Conference: Practical Ideas for Mobile Technology
04 May 2017
Giving delegates the passion and inspiration needed to inspire others to use technology purposefully. The aim of the course is to go one step further than the journey of tablets in the classroom and look at practical applications. How can that app be used to improve learning? What can I do with a tablet that I couldn't do with a piece of paper? How can I move my school from substitution of technology to modification and redefinition. Delegates should leave with a head full of ideas and inspirations to take back to their schools and share with others.
Science: The Outstanding Science Department
09 May 2017
Providing an opportunity to think about carrying out a departmental review, to identify the areas of science teaching across the school that need to be given a new lease of life.
Aspiring Deputy Heads
in Leamington Spa
15 - 16 May 2017
This course has been a sell-out in previous years. Due to demand and constructive feedback, we are now running this as a residential two day course. It is designed to equip staff who are aiming to become deputy heads in prep schools. It will cover the various roles and responsibilities assigned to senior management staff, outlining the real challenges for which deputies need to be prepared. Experienced senior managers will share observations and tips. Delegates will consider scenarios and analyse the skills required to be a successful deputy.
Media Awareness Seminar
in Leamington Spa
24 May 2017
Whether you’re celebrating success or dealing with a crisis, getting the message right can be a real challenge. There are always risks involved when dealing with the media, it’s a delicate balance between getting the coverage that you need and the exposure that you don’t. Schools are full of good news stories that are never heard. Worse still are negative stories that get reported, often unfairly, in the press. So how can you use the media to promote your success and enhance your reputation? How can you protect reputation in times of crisis? Learn how to make the most of the media and how to handle crisis scenarios on this entertaining and informative seminar run by Andrew Carapiet, former BBC Television Producer.
Making Assessment Work (joint ITL and IAPS Conference)
25 May 2017
It often seems that there’s a fog around assessment. When do we do it? How do we do it? And most importantly, why? This stimulating and practical day course will leave you full of ideas to ensure that assessment is a tool rather than a hurdle – a part of the learning itself and cast in a positive light to both teachers and pupils.
Annual Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies Conference
13 Jun 2017
This annual conference for members of SMT, offers the opportunity to reflect on school strategy and education issues as well as network with those who hold similar SMT roles in other IAPS schools from far afield.
Conference for Overseas Member Heads
26 Sep 2017
This conference has been arranged specifically for IAPS Overseas Member Headteachers only to attend preceding the IAPS Annual Heads' Conference
Annual Heads' Conference 2017 (for Member Heads Only)
27 - 29 Sep 2017
The Annual Conference for IAPS Members takes place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC) from Wednesday 27 September to Friday 29 September 2017.
Good Governance and Leadership of Preparatory & Smaller Schools (joint AGBIS & IAPS Conference)
23 Nov 2017
This one day conference will address topics of particular interest to preparatory and smaller independent schools and will include a number of breakout sessions that will be of specific interest to Chairs, Governors and those senior leaders (Heads, Bursars and Clerks) who support good governance. This seminar is specifically designed to provide an opportunity for governors to attend with their senior staff to learn more about matters of mutual interest and to ‘compare notes’.