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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  • 6 hours 7 min ago Our Membership options and prices are changing! Can we remind existing Members to please fill out the Renewal form at https://t.co/8mlw4kblqg in order to update your Membership to the correct details, thank you. https://t.co/mrpyCgBPc4
  • 2 weeks 2 days ago We host regular live online forums during term time discussing all aspects of school sport. It's free for PADSIS members to take part. We are offering free membership during the Covid-19 crisis, however this will end from 1 Oct. Visit https://t.co/pX7N5uUosY to sign up. 2/2
  • 2 weeks 2 days ago We've added the video from yesterday's Zoom Forum to our website. watch here → https://t.co/BR68FVz0Lr 1/2 https://t.co/u3hLY4CsSS
  • 2 weeks 6 days ago Regional groups will have all met before then to finalise local arrangements, and it is hoped that these will be widely shared and discussed. Any specific questions, topics or enquiries can be sent in advance to helen@padsis.com. 3/3