Our member schools
benefit from accredited training courses which are designed
to provide practical
information and advice that senior management staff can easily and
effectively put to use in the day-to-day running of their schools
as well as to advance their own professional
In addition to our annual conference we hold themed one-day
courses throughout the year for our member schools which include
safer recruitment training, HR, finance, estates management, IT and
ISBA has registered provider status with the CPD Standards Office
meaning that its courses and webinars are recognised as satisfying
post-qualification CPD requirements by the many professional bodies
to which ISBA members' staff belong. These include ACCA, CILEx,
CIM, CIMA, CIPD, CIPFA, CMI, ICAEW/ICAS, ICSA and IOD.
Our member school courses include
New bursars' course (residential)
Newly appointed bursars of ISBA member schools can attend a
residential two-day 'New Bursars' Course', run each year, which
provides a comprehensive introduction to all the issues facing
bursars in independent schools. Topics covered include the
relationships between the chair of governors, head and bursar, the
role of the clerk to the governors, charity law and charity
accounting, public benefit, inspections, safeguarding, employment
law, health and safety and much more.
Face to face events are currently on hold and the ISBA is
running virtual webinar sessions for newly appointed bursars.
Accredited health and safety
In association with ROSPA, our accredited health and
safety training makes a valuable contribution to a bursar's
professional development portfolio.
We run regular webinars on key issues facing the sector which
form part of our accredited training programme.
Courses available to non-member schools:
We are currently running our popular 'So you want to be a
bursar?' course as four webinar sessions. They will inform
and guide those who are considering a career in the independent
schools' sector as either a bursar or senior member of the support
The need for four sessions will be reviewed nearer the time of
the webinars, depending on the current situation with regards to
the pandemic and independent schools.
The April webinar course is fully booked. We will be
running a further set of webinars on 14 and 16 September
2021. Please email email@example.com if you would
like advance booking notification.
Once available to book online, details will appear below.