Professional Development

Our Professional Development Programme provides high quality training opportunities for a wide range of school staff, promoting excellence in independent education across the board.

We are pleased to be able to offer a range of online training via Zoom, as well as our usual in-person events which provide an excellent forum to meet and network with colleagues from other schools. 

At ISA we are committed to ensuring our training courses and conferences are fully inclusive. Alternative formats of course materials are available on request – please let us know your requirements to enable us to provide this.


Why is CPD important? 

"Evidence suggests that quality CPD has a greater effect on pupil attainment than other interventions schools may consider, such as implementing performance-related pay for teachers or lengthening the school day"

"Increasing the availability of high-quality CPD has been shown to improve teacher retention problems, particularly for early-career teachers"

"Professional development is more accessible for teachers and has a greater impact when it receives sustained support from school leaders"

Key findings from the Education Policy Institute (EPI) "Evidence review: The effects of high-quality professional development on teachers and students" Report 2020