Online Booking for Courses & Conferences
IAPS runs a well-established programme of professional development courses for members and staff in their schools. IAPS members benefit from a significant discount as well as the knowledge that all courses are tailored specifically to the issues that matter most to a prep school environment.
We aim to provide the best quality and value possible at our training events. This year, we are filming many of our courses so that video can be made available on the IAPS website. We hope you agree that this adds value to our courses because when you get back to school you will be able to review aspects of your course and even share sections with your colleagues. Please be aware that a camera is likely to be present at your course. It will be unobtrusive and will focus on the speakers.
To find out more about the courses below, please click on the 'More Info' button for the relevant course and/or use the left-hand green navigation headings.
For a brochure with all the details for IAPS Courses and Conferences for the 2015-16 academic year, please click here.
04 May 2016
This IT Conference will provide an opportunity for colleagues to meet and share good practice for whole-school and curriculum IT and Computing, with a Prep school emphasis. We will be looking at a few products as well as general system and curriculum issues.
MFL: Developing Speaking and Writing Skills in MFL
05 May 2016
Learn how to nurture more confident, spontaneous speakers with useful techniques for more improvised talk. Discover useful ideas for more effective grammar retention and application.
Science: Hands on Science - Working Scientifically through the New Syllabus
10 May 2016
This course will provide a range of ideas for practical work to refresh and enliven teaching of the subject through the new syllabus.
Boarding: Change and Transition for Prep School Boarders (joint course with BSA)
12 May 2016
The course aims explore issues surrounding the pastoral care and mental health of children and pre-adolescents in Boarding and will look at how children can be helped to cope with change in a fast-paced world.
17 May 2016
This course is designed to help schools understand the compliance inspection process and how they can best prepare themselves for such an inspection.
Independent Minds: from Rhetoric to Reality
19 May 2016
It is increasingly clear that schools have a vital and exciting part to play in helping young people to develop the intellectual qualities and 21st century skills that will help them to thrive in a changing world full of opportunities as well as pressures. Through fostering cultures and teaching practices that encourage dispositions such as initiative, collaboration, originality, resilience, curiosity, good judgement and a healthy attitude to risk, we not only prepare our children for the future, but also deepen and enrich their learning experience now, teaching them to engage more rigorously, positively and creatively with the full range of curriculum subjects. However, this is more likely to take root and spread when schools and educators have the confidence to try things out, to see what has impact and what doesn’t and to learn from each other. This is where practical ideas that work on the ground are essential. More and more schools are embracing this agenda and developing ingenious strategies and approaches that are making a real difference to their children. But we could do so much more if we shared these ideas with each other. Through collaboration, progress would be infinitely faster, richer and more exciting
History: Question Time for Teachers of History
24 May 2016
Using the talents and experiences of teachers of history and invited educationalists this course will seek to look at just how the teaching of history has changed in recent years, embracing curriculum changes, differing methodologies and focusing on current good practice and the opportunities to make the teaching of history vibrant, exciting and relevant.
Annual Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies Conference
14 Jun 2016
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.