IAPS is committed to offering a range of excellent professional development opportunities, designed to cover the important current issues facing independent prep schools.

We aim to provide and deliver the best value and quality at all our events and are particularly grateful to the team of  IAPS subject advisers for their expertise and contribution to the Courses & Conferences programme.

We continue to receive excellent feedback from delegates on our courses as a whole and comments are always welcome and valuable to us as we reflect, plan and prepare future courses. We hope that you find this year's programme of events beneficial and relevant.

In addition, we are proud to continue working with Anspear with the IAPS Digital Academy. This online training scheme follows the success of the previous ilearning programme and offers outstanding value for money. We hope schools will continue to benefit from the the unique tools it offers for managing and planning individual and school professional development. In addition, the Digital Academy allows the integratation of personal and group training to assist with achieving departmental and school-wide development plans and targets.

We are delighted to have a full courses and conferences programme for the 2023/24 academic year. We understand the flexibility that online provision gives to member schools but also recognise that one of the fundamental benefits of an in-person course is the ability to network with like-minded colleagues and as a result we have a blended programme with a mixture of in-person day courses and shorter online courses. We are delighted to keep the cost of an in-person course at £229 for the 6th year running and we have also introduced a reduced price ticket, £199, for courses which we are hosting at our member schools. This is a new initiative and one we are looking to expand on so if your school is interested in hosting a course then please contact us for more details.

If you have any queries, the IAPS Courses and Conferences team is always here to help - please get in touch via [email protected].

Book a course or conference

Check the calendar of upcoming courses and conferences

Annual Conference

See details of the IAPS Annual Conference for member Heads

Digital Academy

Access over 300 hours of statutory, induction and role-specific online training


Please check here for answers to some of the common questions we are asked

University of Buckingham training courses

Discover the partnership between IAPS and the University of Buckingham


Contact information

Please use the below contact details below for the Courses and Conferences team. 

James Taylor

Events, Courses and Conferences Manager
[email protected]
01926 461530

Louise Shirley
Events Co-ordinator
01926 461504
Thant Yadanar Swe

Events Administrator
[email protected]
01926 461510