Welcome to PADSIS

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.

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  • 12 hours 3 min 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
  • 1 day 14 hours ago In our latest webinar we welcome welcome former England Test Cricketer, Gladstone Small to discuss the impact of racial issues on Cricket, encouraging wider ethnic participation as well as his experience in county Cricket in the 1980s. Watch here → https://t.co/fRH3aw1a9y https://t.co/fdE2czAuTA
  • 6 days 8 hours ago If you don't already know about it, we highly recommend the High Performance Podcast by sports broadcaster Jake Humphrey and leading organisational psychologist Professor Damian Hughes. https://t.co/x4gJpOC68y
  • 6 days 10 hours ago Watch our latest webinar which features Tony Strudwick, Head of Sports Science at Sheffield Wednesday. Tony discusses the changing nature of the footballer athlete and the implications for talent development and training. Watch here → https://t.co/MOp6PHbdjF https://t.co/ivZZrgoelI