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 in early November
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 clerk to the governors, charity law and charity
accounting, public benefit, inspections, safeguarding, employment
law, health and safety and much more.
Accredited health and safety
In association with ROSPA, our accredited health and safety
training makes a valuable contribution to a bursar's professional
We run regular webinars on key issues facing the sector which
form part of our accredited training programme.
Courses available to non-member
We are currently running our popular 'So you want to be a
bursar?' course as fourwebinar sessions taking place on 27
and 29 April 2021. 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 staff.
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.
You should plan to set aside two timeslots on both 27
and 29 April from 11am to 12 noon and 4pm to 5pm.
Full details, the outline programme and online booking can be