Our Headteacher, Mr Chapman, has been appointed as a Director of the Board of the Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and has today been announced as the organisation’s new Chairman of the Midlands District.
IAPS, founded in 1892, is a schools’ association with more than 650 of the world’s leading prep schools as members. Schools must reach an exceedingly high standard to be eligible for membership, with strict criteria on teaching a broad curriculum, maintaining excellent standards of pastoral care and keeping staff members’ professional development at the core of development plans.
King’s St Alban’s have been a member of IAPS for many years, which has gained us access to personal and professional support from a team of dedicated advisers, professional development with a range of training courses and opportunities for children to take part in a wide range of sporting tournaments and competitions.
In his new role as Director, Mr Chapman will help shape the organisation and continue to implement the very best teaching and pastoral care standards to our school. As Chairman of the IAPS Midlands District, he will be representing around 40 prep schools within the association.
Richard Chapman, said: “Being appointed as both a Director and the Chairman for the Midlands District is a great honour, and I’m proud to say that I will be representing schools from across the region who are committed to providing the very best education and pastoral care for children.
“King’s St Alban’s has been an IAPS member for a number of years and I’ve seen first hand how dedicated the organisation is to providing independent schools with the tools they need to constantly improve their education provision.”