A Worcester headteacher has been appointed as a director of the board by Independent Association of Prep Schools (IAPS) and has today been announced as the organisation’s new chairman of the Midlands District. 

Richard Chapman, Headteacher of Worcester-based junior school King’s St Alban’s, will now be representing around 40 prep schools within the association as part of his new role as chairman of the Midlands District. As a director, he will help shape the organisation and continue to implement the very best teaching and pastoral care standards to King's St Alban's. 

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.

As members of the IAPS King’s St Alban’s has gained 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.

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 to 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”.

You can meet Mr Chapman and find out more about his passion for Prep School King’s St Alban’s at their forthcoming open morning on Saturday January 16. For more information and to register your interest, visit: www.ksw.org.uk/kings-st-albans