Online Booking for Courses & Conferences
In 2018 – 2019 over 1,200 IAPS members of staff attended our courses and conferences. We endeavour to provide and deliver the best value and quality at all our events and we continue to receive excellent feedback from delegates on our courses as a whole. Comments are always welcome and valuable to help us reflect, plan and prepare future courses. We hope that you find this year’s programme of events beneficial and relevant.
You can also download a copy of our 2019 - 20 Courses and Conferences Brochure
27 Feb 2020
When you first qualify as a teacher, you are completely up to date with the latest educational research about the teaching and learning mathematics. As soon as you start teaching, however, any intention you might have had to try to keep up with developments in educational research generally ends up at the bottom of the ‘to do’ list, beneath the lesson planning and never-ending marking. This conference aims to bring you up to date with what the most recent research has to say about effective, practical classroom strategies.
Pre-Prep and Early Years Conference: Roots to grow and wings to fly
05 - 06 Mar 2020
The annual IAPS Pre Prep and Early Years Conference provides a stimulating CPD opportunity for pre prep and early years leaders around the country, providing an opportunity to learn, develop, share and reflect
Mental health first aid
in Leamington Spa
09 Mar 2020
The government pledged that every state school would have a qualified MHFA first aider in their midst by 2021. As no provision was made for independent schools, we are lacking such ‘champions.’ At Langley Prep, we have 16 qualified staff across our prep and senior school which has really allowed us to embrace well-being and mental health as a school. (Mike Crossley, Head)
Coaching fundamentals: methods, approaches and applications
10 Mar 2020
Coaching has been a hot topic in business for some time, but is still somewhat of a developing idea in education. Led by former international school Principal and Certified Professional Coach Nicholas McKie, this highly interactive course will explore what coaching really is and equip you with the fundamental skills to use coaching to drive improvement in your school setting.
SEND: provision, interventions and supporting children with SEND in the classroom
12 Mar 2020
This course will look at ways of overcoming barriers for our pupils and inspiring them to learn using the strengths they have.To look at how to empower teachers to use neuroscience research to enrich their classrooms for all children. - To understand how to use TAs effectively within the classroom to support pupils with SEND. - To use Quality First Teaching within the classroom as a first step to supporting children. - To use provision maps effectively to support a range of needs.
New IAPS Heads' Course (by invitation only)
16 - 17 Mar 2020
Members will be introduced to the structure and organisation of IAPS and its role in defending and promoting the interests of its members and their schools. Extended programme has been carefully designed to meet the needs of heads new to post.
Art: exploring printmaking
27 Apr 2020
Printmaking is an exciting process which is a great way to experiment and explore visual art and design. This course will give an understanding and knowledge of a range of printmaking processes and practical experience of mono printing, relief printing, poly printing and lino printing.
Classics: a 'capite ad Calcem' - excellence in Classics teaching
29 Apr 2020
This years interactive course will offer key guidance on best practice in Classics teaching, promote discussion of ideas and innovations amongst delegates, provide useful information on the workings of the exam board and senior school departments and broaden cultural horizons within the sphere of classical research.
MFL: how to monitor, assess and encourage progress in a positive learning environment
30 Apr 2020
Learn how to monitor progress through various feedbacks, using examples and strategies to record progress instantly and regularly. Learn how to monitor progress through various assessments: peer assessment, self-assessment, whole class assessment and end of modules or course assessment and monitor progress using various techniques such as MFL websites and IT.
English: Talk for Writing - practice and implementation
05 May 2020
This course will introduce delegates to the Talk for Writing process and investigate how it works across the school and in the classroom.
Heads' PAs: change, influence and 'lightening the load'
07 May 2020
The role of a Head’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 Heads’ PAs. We recognize that school administrative staff can be expected to step up to roles where they are managing or working alongside colleagues who may be resistant to change. Colleagues who cite “we’ve always done it this way” when you attempt to suggest or introduce new working practices can be a challenge.
Engineering: advanced course for teaching engineering in prep schools
11 May 2020
Following on from the ‘Introduction to teaching engineering’ course on 12 November 2019, this course discovers the way engineering can provide real-world relevance to the curriculum topics studied across science, maths and computing and how it can greatly enhance understanding in those subjects. There will be hands-on sessions for delegates to experience the engineering approach, plus lesson plans and teaching resources will be available to take away.
ICT: creating an engaging ICT curriculum
14 May 2020
How do you keep ahead of the tide and make every lesson exciting? We will aim to take some of the less exciting elements of our subject and inject them with life. A hands-on day of ideas sharing and knowledge growth.
Aspiring Deputy Heads
in Leamington Spa
18 - 19 May 2020
This two-day residential is designed to equip staff who are aiming to become deputy heads in prep schools.
RS: Religious education for the 21st century
21 May 2020
Providing teachers with an understanding of how lived religion should be presented within the classroom and then engage teaching staff with new ideas for creative teaching and planning
Annual Deputy Heads and Directors of Studies Conference
09 Jun 2020
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.