With its large and experienced team, IAPS Consultancy can offer support and advice across the whole range of school life. Click on the headings below to find more detail, along with some costed sample packages. And if you still can’t find what you’re looking for, just ask. We’re here to help.

School development and improvement

  • Strategic and development planning
  • Restructuring and Change Management projects – for example, single sex to co-ed or a change to age range
  • Independent and state school partnerships
  • Digital strategy
  • Boarding
SAMPLE PACKAGES (please click to view):

Katie performed a fabulous audit of our EYFS setting, reassuring us about many aspects of our operation and providing guidance and impetus for change in other aspects. The audit was completed quickly, thoroughly and with huge compassion which will be vital when implementing the changes recommended.” (IAPS School Head)

Compliance , inspection, safeguarding and complaints

  • Inspection preparation and advice
  • Specific inspection preparation for admin/support staff
  • Policies and policy review
  • Safeguarding advice, review and audit of policy and SCR
  • Mediation, complaints and dispute resolution
  • Panel members for hearings
  • EYFS advice and audit
  • Governance
SAMPLE PACKAGES (please click to view):

“I found IAPS Consultancy very helpful and very efficient in recommending a consultant who was excellent, and who was local to the school. The whole process appeared seamless and this, in turn, resulted in a professional and timely procedure.” (IAPS School Bursar)

“David provided an expert, engaging and informative presentation on the inspection process.” (IAPS District Chair)

Personal development and CPD

SAMPLE PACKAGES (please click to view):

“Andrew was an exceptional consultant, combining consummate professionalism with a warm, empathetic approach to our Prep Head’s professional review.” (Senior School Head)

“I was delighted with the service provided by IAPS Consultancy from beginning to end. It was one of the few times when the consultants knew exactly what I wanted (an appraisal for our bursar) and exactly how to deliver upon it. And they did!” (IAPS School Head)

“Nigel carried out a very fair, thorough appraisal that was useful and affirming for the appraisee. Our Prep Head felt the process had real integrity and that the role in which he was being appraised was well understood in its individual educational setting.” (Senior School Head)

“Chris has great experience in the Prep School world and it has been really useful to talk through a range of issues with him.” (IAPS School Head)

Recruitment: Heads, Bursars and Senior Staff

IAPS Consultancy can provide consultants with experience both of the role and the sector to help schools recruit Heads, Bursars and Senior Staff, including Marketing and Development Officers.

Our rates for recruitment are highly competitive, starting at just £7500, and can be tailored to the needs and budget of the school.

SAMPLE PACKAGES (please click to view):

“John was a top-quality bespoke consultant who delivered everything requested and at the most reasonable of costs available in this market - 10/10!” (Senior School Principal)

Marketing and communications

  • Marketing and promotional advice
  • Alumni relations
  • Parent surveys
  • Staff surveys
  • Marketing, admissions and development officer recruitment
  • Business development
  • Fundraising
  • Secret shoppers
SAMPLE PACKAGE(please click to view):

“IAPS Consultancy provided an excellent service. We undertook our first staff and parental survey across five schools. Rachel's expertise and experience in the school sector was of great value and she provided an excellent service. She fully understood our needs, the surveys were well put together and the analysis and feedback afterwards outstanding. Thank you!” (Director of Marketing and Communications, Prep School Trust)


  • Merger and acquisition advice
  • Head and senior staff salary reviews
  • Business development
  • Fundraising
  • Estate management
  • Building management


  • Curriculum development and review
  • Subject specific advice and review
  • EYFS
  • Literacy and phonics
  • Maths
  • Science
  • IT and AI
  • Humanities
  • PSHE
  • RSE
  • Sport 

IT/ Artificial Intelligence

  • IT auditing
  • Digital strategy design
  • Project planning
  • Cyber-security advice
  • Staff training
  • Parent workshops
SAMPLE PACKAGE (please click to view):

SEND and individual learner provision

  • SEND provision audit and review
  • Individual learner profiles
  • Training
  • Specialist support, training and advice for teachers
  • Specific advice for teaching (e.g. intervention and differentiation) and onward referral if appropriate.
  • Advice regarding Education Health Care Plans 
  • Specialist support and advice for parents
SAMPLE PACKAGE (please click to view):

“I've thought about using a consultant to support our strategies to improve the school. Claire, who came with considerable expertise in the field of SEND and direct working experience, saw our challenge through a different lens providing us with viable strategies to support improvement.” (IAPS School Head)

Wellbeing and resilience

  • Individual specialist wellbeing and resilience coaching
  • Middle and senior leadership team wellbeing and resilience coaching
  • Advice to help improve the daily working life and wellbeing of your staff
SAMPLE PACKAGE (please click to view):

Wellbeing and resilience coaching

Contact us to enquire about a service.