Online Booking for Courses & Conferences

In 2016 – 2017 over 1400 IAPS members of staff attended our courses and conferences and each year we receive excellent feedback from delegates highlighting very high levels of satisfaction with the course content, topics covered and administration. We endeavour to provide and deliver value and quality at all our events.

You can also download a copy of our 2017-18 Courses and Conferences Brochure

  • Preparation for Headship

    in Leamington Spa

    11 - 13 Jan 2018

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    A three-day residential seminar for Senior Managers who are actively seeking headship. The course aims to develop the foundations already established by other IAPS leadership courses.

  • Members Induction (by invitation only)

    in Leamington Spa

    18 Jan 2018

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    Members will be introduced to the structure and organisation of IAPS, to give an insight into the work of HQ and the services on offer to members and their schools.

  • Safer Recruitment and Safeguarding

    in London

    23 Jan 2018

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    This course will give delegates a greater understanding of their school's responsibilities in line with “Keeping Children Safe in Education 2016,” and provide the latest changes in safer recruitment, safeguarding polices and the role of the designated safeguarding lead.

  • Crisis Leadership in Schools

    in Warwick

    29 Jan 2018

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    Recognising that a crisis will arise at some point is wise, as well as preferable to assuming ‘it won’t happen to me’. But being ready to handle a crisis effectively is another thing all together. This course aims to provide an overview of crisis management and establish a best practice framework upon which to build a robust crisis management response within your school.

  • Prep School Marketing Day (a joint AMDIS and IAPS Course)

    in London

    31 Jan 2018

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    Efficient and effective marketing of our prep schools is at the core of this seminar, focussing on the fundamentals of marketing both the boarding and day elements on restricted budgets in an ever increasing competitive marketplace. Whether your responsibility for marketing is on a full or part-time basis, attendance at this event will equip you with the tools and knowledge to be able to market your prep school practically and effectively. Due to the tremendous success of this event in 2017, it is anticipated that places will be in high demand so early booking is advised.

  • RE: How to be a Creative RS Teacher of Islam and Christianity in one go!

    in Leamington Spa

    05 Feb 2018

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    A dynamic and inspiring one-day course for Key Stage 2 and 3 teachers of RE, RE subject leaders and other interested teachers.

  • History: History Around You

    in London

    07 Feb 2018

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    This course will use examples of how the history that is around us can be utilized to help the children we teach gain a greater understanding of their local community, and a real love for the subject.

  • Maths: Mindset and Mastery - Emerging Trends in Maths Education

    in London

    28 Feb 2018

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    The myth that some children cannot do maths is no longer as prevalent as it once was, thanks in part to the increased recognition given to the importance of promoting a growth mindset among learners and also to ensuring that pupils master the mathematical concepts they are being taught. This course aims to give an overview of mindsets and mastery, with the emphasis firmly on practical approaches to bringing these two ideas into the classroom.

  • SEND: Aiming High - Maximising Possibility, Potential and Progress for Children with SEND

    in London

    01 Mar 2018

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    During the day you will have the privilege of hearing from two highly prestigious speakers - Lorraine Petersen, whose 25 year career has earned her an OBE for services to education, and Fintan O'Regan, whose dynamic, inspirational and highly entertaining coaching has led him to be one of the leading behaviour and learning specialists in the UK. You will leave this course feeling truly uplifted and ready to return to school determined and equipped to maximise your pupils' potential, however challenging their individual paths may start out. This course is not to be missed!

  • Cross Association Junior Conference

    in Coventry

    01 - 02 Mar 2018

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    For the first time, in 2018, schools have the opportunity to send two delegates to the conference, enabling Heads and Deputies to attend together, share ideas and have some valuable thinking time during the busy term. It is also possible to send a Deputy if the Head is unable to attend.

  • The Missing Link for Unlocking Learning: the importance of physical development and neuroscience

    in Warwick

    05 Mar 2018

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    This lively and distinctive training is proven to make a dramatic difference both to outcomes for your children and to your experience in the classroom. It is amazing how changing a few small details in the way you deliver your lessons can make the world of difference to those children who have been struggling and to the rest of the class. Lessons become much more fun, interactive and, importantly, based on a depth of understanding and current research. You will leave feeling empowered to match your practice, learning styles and environment to the developmental needs of the children. You will understand the neuroscience behind the vital importance of nurture and a joined up approach with parents.

  • Pre Prep Leadership Conference: Include and Inspire

    in Hinckley

    08 - 09 Mar 2018

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    The 2018 conference provides our Pre Prep leaders with an opportunity to learn, develop, share and reflect on how we can Include and Inspire every member of our school communities to be the best they can, not least ourselves.

  • Whizz Kids: Learning, Learning Technologies and Simply Great Teaching! (joint ITL and IAPS)

    in London

    12 Mar 2018

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    A special one-off joint conference from IAPS and Independent Thinking featuring some (slightly older) whizz kids of our own, all expert in helping schools embrace technology to improve learning outcomes. Mark ‘ICT Evangelist’ Anderson and Nina Jackson will be joined by Roy Leighton and Lee Parkinson for a day packed with practical help on how to engage pupils and improve teaching and learning through readily available technology. It’s a day where you are actively encouraged to bring along whatever device you have and interact with the sessions in every way possible.

  • MFL: Modern Languages Symposium

    in London

    13 Mar 2018

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    This course focuses on the importance of Independent Language Learning Strategies. Dr Ernesto Macaro is a widely published and world-renowned researcher and speaker in this field and we are delighted that he will be leading the whole day. Morning sessions will include workshops where delegates have an opportunity to produce short language lesson plans, following Ernesto's presentation on language learning strategies. The afternoon will comprise feedback given on the lessons observed by Ernesto, and the day will conclude with delegates hearing the most recent research into the field of language learning strategies and how it impacts on learners.

  • Effecting Progress: How to Foster a Positive School Culture

    in Warwick

    15 Mar 2018

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    This course will establish the positive cultural norms thriving and progressive schools all have in common. Delegates will analyse their own school culture and leave with practical and realistic steps to foster development, progress and ambition in their school.

  • Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent School

    in London

    20 Mar 2018

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    IAPS and the Priory Group recognise that poor mental health, for pupils and staff, can lead to poor educational outcomes and disruption to school life. More importantly, for pupils it contributes to poor long-term mental health and reduced quality of life. Following the success of January 2017’s joint event developed by the Priory Group, exclusively for IAPS, in response to identification by IAPS members that specialist training in children’s mental health was an area of unmet need; this course has been designed specifically to meet the desire of those in the teaching profession to deliver improved support for mental health in their schools. Delivered by Priory’s experts the course will include an overview of the mental health landscape in the UK, where schools fit within this and how schools can provide support to their communities.

  • Restructuring Pay: All you Need to Know

    in Leamington Spa

    21 Mar 2018

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    Another chance to attend this course which gives schools an overview of issues around pay scales.

  • Art: Creative Collage

    in London

    24 Apr 2018

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    This practical course can be undertaken by anyone and the knowledge gained from it adapted to teach or inspire independent learning with both boys and girls of varying ages.

  • Members' Induction (by invitation only)

    in Leamington Spa

    26 Apr 2018

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    Members will be introduced to the structure and organisation of IAPS, to give an insight into the work of HQ and the services on offer to members and their schools.

  • ICT: Where will Technology Take Us?

    in London

    04 May 2018

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    An exciting and engaging day, looking at the use of mobile technology in the ICT classroom and across the curriculum. Incorporating other subject within the ICT that we teach and why at times it's good to switch it all off and go barefoot.

  • Classics: Future Perfect - the Outlook for Classics

    in London

    09 May 2018

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    Reviewing the methods and materials used in prep schools for the Common Entrance and Scholarship exams and, how prep schools can best prepare pupils for the transition to senior schools.

  • Inspections

    in London

    10 May 2018

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    This course is designed to help schools understand how they can best prepare themselves for an inspection.

  • Librarian Conference: Ways of Promoting Reading

    in London

    14 May 2018

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    A practical training day for librarians, English teachers and all those involved in promoting and developing readers.

  • Science: Using iPads and ICT in Science

    in Leamington Spa

    15 May 2018

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    This course will provide an opportunity for science teachers to develop their use of iPads within the science classroom or laboratory. A variety of apps and techniques will be introduced, with time given to practice using them with confidence. The course will also reflect the differing needs of teachers, from those operating in a one-iPad classroom as well as those fortunate enough to enjoy a one-to-one environment.

  • Independent Minds Conference: stories, strategies and shared practice

    in London

    17 May 2018

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    Building on the success of Independent Minds Conference in 2016, our second conference will offer another fascinating opportunity for teachers to hear first-hand from schools about the approaches that they have found make a genuine difference to pupils’ achievement and personal development. With its focus once more on practical strategies to deepen learning, promote skilful thinking, foster a pro-challenge mindset and support the growth of intellectual character, this event explores the possibilities for teaching in a way that both raises performance and develops the mental, moral and social attributes increasingly essential for longer-term success and wellbeing.

  • English: Let's Do Poetry

    in Warwick

    22 May 2018

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    Do you want to put the fun and creativity back into writing? Do you want to feel inspired about writing imaginatively with your class? James Carter will lead an engaging and very practical course to give teachers the tools, skills, mind-set and confidence to put poetry at the heart of the classroom and everyday learning.

  • Management Excellence for the Headteacher's PA

    in Warwick

    24 May 2018

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    The role of a Headteacher's PA is unique and has its own set of challenges (and delights!). During this interactive one-day workshop, delegates will have an opportunity to share best practice and learning with other Headteachers' PAs. Attendees will be invited to share their stories and experiences. There will be an emphasis on honing listening and questioning skills; recognising that PAs are often the "sounding board/confidante/go to" person when someone wants to share things, as well as managing your workload (to include prioritising your tasks, taking more control and responsibility, diary management).

  • Annual Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies Conference

    in London

    12 Jun 2018

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    Always a popular course, this year’s conference will provide another thought-provoking selection of speakers.

  • One Eye on the Future (a joint ITL and IAPS course)

    in London

    15 Jun 2018

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    Rewriting the curriculum to rescue the world; our current way of using the earth is not sustainable! We are reminded of this from newspaper headlines, daily news reports and apocalyptic dramas, yet many schools have not changed their curriculum or their way of working. Schools are in a unique position to make a positive change - both by informing the future generation of the potential outcome of their actions but also by ensuring the workings of the school are having a positive impact on their own environment.