Please see answers to the questions we are frequently asked. This page is updated regularly, so please e-mail [email protected] should you have any questions which are not answered below.
What courses do you run?
We have a mix of subject specific courses run by our team of subject advisors, as well as bespoke courses run by third party organisations.
Our 2022-23 calendar can be viewed here and gives you an indication of the range of courses and conferences we have organised and staged this year.
Further information about our subject advisors can be found within the membership area of the website at Curriculum resources (iaps.uk). Please note you need to be registered as a member of staff at an IAPS school to access this information.
When do you run your courses/conferences?
All our courses run during term time and are a combination of online and in-person events.
Our courses calendar can be viewed here.
In-person courses generally run from 0930-1630 but this can vary. Please check the event page and programme for exact timings.
Courses are held at a variety of locations across the country, with the majority being held in London or in the Midlands. Please check course pages for further details.
Online courses are predominantly half-day courses and run from 0900-1200. Timings may differ depending on the provider and exact timings can be found on the event page.
How do I book a course?
Please refer to our guide to making a booking here.
Can anyone attend the courses/conferences?
Yes, anyone can attend. The price for staff from IAPS member schools is subsidised and can vary from course to course. Please refer to the course page for further details.
IAPS conferences are exclusively for IAPS member Heads.
What happens if I need to amend/cancel a booking?
Please e-mail the course administrator for assistance with amending or cancelling a booking. Their contact details can be found on the booking confirmation email and on the course page of the website.
If you are looking to transfer the booking to another member of staff in your school, this can be arranged by the course administrator.
Our cancellation policy states that:
- if a delegate cancels a booking up to and including four weeks prior to the date, a refund of 75% of the fee will be given
- if a delegate cancels a booking up to and including two weeks prior to the date, a refund of 50% of the fee will be given
- if a delegate cancels a booking within two weeks of the date, IAPS regrets that no refund can be made
We will not take responsibility for any expenses incurred by you in advance, such as travel or accommodation costs which are no longer required due to the cancellation of a course, it being changed to a remote format or a delegate be unable to attend due to unforeseen circumstances and schools should ensure they have the relevant insurance in place to cover these costs.
To view our full terms and conditions please click here.
What if I cannot attend due to a late change of circumstances, such as travel disruption, strike action or illness?
If IAPS cancels the event, we will provide a full refund if the nature of the event means that we have not incurred financial costs at the time of cancellation. All decisions to provide a refund are at IAPS’ sole discretion.
We will not take responsibility for any expenses incurred by you in advance, such as travel or accommodation costs which are no longer required due to the cancellation of a course or it being changed to an online format.
Member schools should ensure they have the relevant insurance in place to cover these costs.
When will I receive information about the course or conference I am due to attend?
All information relating to the timings and location of courses can be found on the relevant course page on the website.
For in-person courses, all joining information is sent out approximately one week before the course.
For online courses, all joining information is sent out approximately two days before the course as the booking deadline is closer to the event.