Independent Association of Prep Schools

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IAPS
IAPS logo no back.png
Motto Excellence in Education
Formation 1892
Chairman
John Tranmer
Chief Executive
David Hanson
Website http://iaps.uk

The Independent Association of Prep Schools is a schools association, representing around 670 Preparatory schools.[1]

The majority of IAPS' schools are in the UK, with other locations including Africa, the Middle East, Singapore, and the USA.

IAPS is a part of the Independent Schools Council.

History[edit]

IAPS was founded in 1892, as the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools.

In 1981 IAPS merged with the Association of Headmistresses of Preparatory Schools, and ten years later moved its headquarters from Kensington to its current offices in Leamington Spa.

In 2007 the Incorporated Association of Preparatory Schools changed its legal title to IAPS, and became known as the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools. In 2010, this was shortened to the current form.[2]

Organisation[edit]

IAPS elects a chairman every three years, having changed from a one-year cycle in 2015. John Tranmer is the first holder of a three-year chairmanship. Vice-chairs continue to be elected annually, with Helen Skrine occupying the role for 2015-16.[3]

David Hanson has been chief executive of IAPS since 2008. In 2015, Mark Brotherton replaced Julie Robinson as Director of Education.[3]

Much of the work of IAPS is direced by various committees, made up of current headteachers of member schools.

IAPS' Council meets once a term, and the association holds an annual conference every September.

Role[edit]

IAPS commits itself to providing and promoting excellence in education. It provides its members with a national voice on matters of independent prep school education, and seeks to have a positive influence on public opinion of prep schools,

Members are provided with advice, information and support on educational and school management issues, and receive regular internal and external mailings via the organisation.

Schools are encouraged to share their news stories with IAPS, many of which are featured in the association's partner magazine, Attain.[4]

IAPS arranges a number of developmental courses for its members,[5] as well as internationally-recognised sports events for its schools. The association also hosts a jobs website advertising vacancies in its member schools.[6]

Members[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ www.chapel-studios.co.uk, Chapel Studios -. "IAPS | The Independent Association of Prep Schools". iaps.uk. Retrieved 2016-03-01. 
  2. ^ "IAPS - Overview (free company information from Companies House)". beta.companieshouse.gov.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  3. ^ a b www.chapel-studios.co.uk, Chapel Studios -. "IAPS | The Independent Association of Prep Schools". iaps.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  4. ^ Ltd, Chapel Studios Communications. "Attain | Attain Magazine | For independent school parents, heads and teachers". attainmagazine.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  5. ^ www.chapel-studios.co.uk, Chapel Studios -. "IAPS | The Independent Association of Prep Schools". iaps.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 
  6. ^ "IAPS | Jobs - find teaching vacancies at independent preparatory schools across the UK and overseas". jobs.iaps.uk. Retrieved 2016-02-26. 

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