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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
IAPS Annual Heads' Conference 2018 (IAPS Member Heads Only)
26 - 28 Sep 2018
Tomorrow's World; Global Citizens - We look forward to welcoming our Members Heads to the IAPS Annual Heads' Conference 2018. The Conference will be held at Celtic Manor Resort from Wednesday 26 September to Friday 28 September 2018.
Reading for Pleasure
04 Oct 2018
Explore a range of approaches to teaching whole texts and motivating reluctant readers, and develop a plan to create a whole school reading culture.
Maximising your Effectiveness as a TA (a joint Dragonfly Training and IAPS course)
08 Oct 2018
This is a joint Dragonfly Training and IAPS event, and IAPS members will benefit from a substantial discount. The Teaching Assistant can be a highly valued asset in the classroom. The key is to identify what are and what are not the best value interventions the TA can make. This course will offer practical, lesson-ready strategies to support you in improving the Literacy and Numeracy skills of the pupils you support. Whilst this course will focus on work with mainstream pupils there will be clear reference to EAL and SEN Pupils
Food Technology: Simple Food Technology in Prep Schools
09 Oct 2018
This course aims to provide confidence for a school introducing Food technology to the curriculum, and further develop an existing school programme. The day will involve a practical presentation by Animal Aid, who specialise in vegetarian cooking. They will share their free educational resources about good nutrition. The programme also includes time for the colleagues to meet and share good practice.
Making Learning Matter (a joint Independent Thinking and IAPS course)
11 Oct 2018
Making Learning Matter: creativity, investment and challenge for all learners. Join Hywel Roberts, Dr Debra Kidd and Dave Whitaker, Associates of Independent Thinking for a day of cutting-edge professional learning, interaction, reflection, dialogue and optimism focusing on how educators can help children care more about what they are learning. Colleagues will be given grounded examples of inclusive curriculum provision from leadership and classroom perspectives. These will be underpinned with up-to-date research around creative and critical thinking, coupled with credible and usable strategies to take back to their settings.
What the Best Schools Know and Do
in Crowthorne, West Berkshire
06 Nov 2018
Professor John Hattie is an internationally acclaimed education researcher, recognised as a master at figuring out what helps students to learn. Join him and his expert team for a guide to gaining maximum impact through focusing on what works BEST, not simply what works. Discover the impact of the world's most powerful education research: examine how Visible Learning Research is transforming the way we think about school improvement; embed the teaching strategies proven to make a measurable difference, and take away a framework of collaboration that can triple the speed of learning.
ISC SEND Conference 2018
16 Nov 2018
This prestigious conference is aimed at SENCOS, Directors of Learning, Learning Support Teachers, Heads and SMT members who wish to understand or improve the SEND provision in their schools.