Welcome to PADSIS

Welcome to the Professional Association of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

Welcome to the Professional Association of Directors  of Sport in Independent Schools

PADSIS is a not for profit organisation, which exists to enhance the quality of leadership and management of sport in independent schools

This body which is endorsed by HMC, GSA, IAPS and ISA, supports the work of teachers responsible for leading the games programme in independent schools of all types.  It aims to help Directors of Sport – and people aspiring to that role – to enhance their leadership and management abilities and to be more effective in delivering a sports programme to meet the needs of the Twenty First century.

PADSIS will provide an environment to encourage the development of strategic vision, together with the application of leadership skills.  This might enable Directors of Sport to critically examine the nature and quality of what they provide for pupils of all abilities and levels of enthusiasm.

The place of sport in independent schools, and the expectation of parents, continues to change and evolve.  Nothing in the training of teachers prepares them for the challenge of this unique role, which is fundamental to the market position of every school. The place of PADSIS is to encourage reflection, discussion, the sharing of information and the adaptation of leadership education.

Benefits of PADSIS Membership

  • Exclusive invite to Live Forums
  • Exclusive invite to Live Webinars
  • Access to substantial resources
  • Notification on leadership job vacancies
  • Advertise recruitment jobs on Independent Coach Education website for free

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  • 1 week 9 hours ago In our latest Talking School Sport webinar, Natasha Broomfield-Reid from Diverse Matters joins us to define inclusion and diversity and how it can affect the work place and what schools can learn from the concept. Watch now → https://t.co/vbcV6I3J66 https://t.co/Czna5HuJPM
  • 2 weeks 2 days ago RT : Kingston Grammar School are seeking a Director of Sport. KGS one of the most successful co-educational schools in… https://t.co/AZ1cgXZAaq
  • 3 weeks 4 days ago We have a brand new Talking School Sport webinar for you today with very special guest, rugby legend Martin Offiah. Martin talks about his experiences as a black Rugby player and his thoughts on how sport and society are changing. Watch now → https://t.co/Trph1lxqb5 https://t.co/3rru6mpiv2
  • 1 month 4 days ago In today's webinar we are in discussion with renowned Organisational Psychologist and author, Professor Damian Hughes. Damian talks about culture-building in sport, and what schools can do to create, and reward, a positive environment. Watch now → https://t.co/asZeJe2ZDH https://t.co/kv1Ug6iMXV