CPD

We offer a comprehensive programme of accredited continuing professional development (CPD) training courses designed to keep bursars and members of the senior management team up-to-date with the key issues affecting independent schools.

In addition to our annual conference, themed one-day events for our member schools take place throughout the year and include: 

  • Safer Recruitment courses
  • Health and Safety Conference
  • Clerk to the Governors (in association with AGBIS)
  • HR Conference
  • Smaller Schools' Conference
  • Finance Conference
  • Estates Management Conference
  • Technology Conference
  • Consultancy Masterclass
  • Inspections Day


Whilst many of our training courses are available to member schools only, we do run our 'So you want to be a Bursar?' course (currently as webinars) for non-members.   This event is ideal if you are considering a career as a bursar or are currently working as a senior member of the support staff within the independent school sector and looking to progress your career.  The course offers an invaluable insight into this stimulating and challenging career.  Find out more on this course here.

Please email us or phone Alma McKellar, ISBA's Events Manager, on 01256 373113 for more information on our professional development programme.