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PADSIS conference 2020

Exclusive member benefits include:

  • Emergency forums - response to the pandemic
  • Online live video forums
  • Webinars with top sports and education figures
  • Exclusive industry-specific resources
  • Online coaching videos
  • Website discussion forum
  • Weekly newsletter and job alerts
  • Discount at Annual Conference
  • Helpline

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Welcome to PADSIS

Important information for Members

We have recently changed our Membership structure and pricing, and are asking all PADSIS members to fill out our renewal form in order that you can get access back to the Members’ area on our website.

If you have already filled out the renewal form, and have yet to receive your login details please check your junk/spam folders. Failing this please contact Helen at hno@padsis.com to request your login details to be resent.

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 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, Assistant Directors of Sport, SLT, Heads of Department – and people aspiring to these roles – 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 teachers 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.

Membership options

  • Individual Membership £99
  • School Membership (unlimited members from the same school) £209
  • Prep School Membership £165
  • Overseas Membership £50

All prices include VAT

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Upcoming events

Heads of Sport Webinar

This new seminar is intended for aspiring or recently appointed heads of a sport in a school.  It will consider the priorities for these roles, and how these have changed in recent years. 

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Managing Contemporary Issues In School Sport

This new seminar is aimed at experienced, current and aspiring Directors of Sport, who are seeking to future-proof their programme.  It will address all the challenges of contemporary school sport, and investigate ways in which provision can be made more relevant, inclusive and engaging.    It will consider changing trends, the emergence of new activities, workforce issues and the management of a diverse range of parents and colleagues

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