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The Independent Schools Association (ISA) is the registered charity that represents the Heads of 528 of the UK’s best independent schools. We provide our Members and their staff with a wide range of membership services, including high quality training courses and conferences, networking opportunities, advice and support, and we actively pursue our charitable objectives by supporting a wide range of charities.
Founded in 1878, ISA is one of the oldest of the organisations for the heads of independent schools. We are proud of our reputation for offering warmth and professional, practical advice, and are delighted to offer an expanding range of benefits for our Members, including the provision of up-to-date information and legal advice, regional support, value-for-money training and twice yearly conferences.
Pupils in ISA schools also benefit from an extensive programme of local and national events and competitions in Sport and the Arts.
ISA works closely with Headteachers and with other professional bodies to promote excellence in independent education. We seek to influence the national educational debate on behalf of our Members, while promoting independence and choice.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • How to be an effective Senior Leader

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    You will learn to: 1.Build a collaborative leadership culture. 2.Improve your school by thinking and acting strategically. Personally thrive as a senior leader. Suitable for: New or aspiring Senior Leaders; or those in post who seek an opportunity to reflect; take a deep breath and renew. This course aims to: Develop delegates knowledge and skills of leadership. Provide an understanding on how to have maximum impact on the school’s development and effectiveness. Teach delegates how to control and enjoy the journey

  • Angus Cater Financial Management Course

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    The objective is to give all attendees a deeper understanding of matters financial which will enable them; with confidence; to engage in constructive and educated dialogue with their bursar; governors or proprietor. The course is equally appropriate for Deputy Heads; or newly appointed bursars without financial qualifications.

  • Leadership: Strategic Planning: best practice for moving your school forward

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course will examine how to create a suitable framework for self-evaluation in your school; and the processes by which relevant data; both quantitative and qualitative; can be collected and analysed.

  • Leadership: Using self evaluation measures for school improvement

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course aims to enable schools to take charge of their own evaluation processes; turn the resulting data into useful information that supports school improvement in a coherent and manageable manner.

  • Leadership: Releasing your inner leader

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This practical; one-day course aims to develop leadership capacity of individuals. The central belief is that we mould leadership around the individual; rather than forcing the individual into the mould.

  • Outstanding academic leadership of departments and schools

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course aims to enable delegates to undertake an evidence based review of their curriculum. You will plan the delivery process for a whole school curriculum that ensures effectiveness and relevance in preparing pupils for future learning; whilst fulfilling work and social engagement.

  • Aspiring to and flourishing in Middle Leadership

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course is focussed on those new to middle leadership; aspiring to achieve that role; or those that just feel the need to reboot themselves and rediscover the joy of leadership. The course aims to explore the multi-faceted demands of middle leadership and enable delegates to align the demands of the role with themselves as developing professionals.

  • Primary Science Teaching – latest techniques and thinking

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course will provide teachers and subject leaders with the chance to improve their own subject knowledge; so that they can confidently enthuse; motivate and challenge the children they work with; Invaluable online resources and practical ideas will be shared; emphasising hands-on activity and purposeful investigation opportunities both inside – and outside – the classroom.

  • Supporting your staff and school development through high integrity professional review

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course will enable delegates; in the light of emerging best practice; to review and redesign professional development and management strategies to most effectively support staff and school development.

  • Maintaining and fulfilling staff recruitment policy and procedures

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course will give delegates the opportunity to learn about the expectations of the recruitment process and how to ensure that its requirements are correctly evidenced. Delegates will have the chance to work with an experienced safeguarding specialist who will be able to advise on regulatory requirements and assist schools in developing their procedures and associated checklists.

  • Pupil Resilience: Developing emotional wellbeing and essential life skills

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course is run by a qualified psychotherapist; who will break down mental health and explore the factors that contribute to mental health issues; and what can be done to prevent them.

  • Using your schools data to raise standards in the classroom

    Training Course | The Independent Schools Association

    The Independent Schools Association

    This course will enable delegates to make more analytical use of their school data and translate it into evidence based improvements in practice; You will learn the limitations of data; and also develop methods of gathering and using internally derived data;

The Independent Schools Association
ISA House
5-7 Great Chesterford Court
Essex
CB10 1BF

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