Conferences & Seminars


National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

Tenth Anniversary Conference

Friday, 01 February 2019 Jury’s Inn, Oxford

Welcome to the Tenth Anniversary PADSIS Conference. This is the principal gathering of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools in the UK, and an unrivalled opportunity to keep abreast of current developments, and network with like minded professionals. The Conference Programme is focused on the role of the Director of Sport as a leader. High profile speakers will present cutting edge research... View details


All PADSIS Seminars are run by Independent Coach Education. By clicking on the links below you will be taken to the ICE website where you will be able to book online.

Becoming a Director of Rugby in Independent Schools

This course is aimed at teachers and coaches who have been recently appointed to this position, or who aspire to achieve this in the future.

Dealing with Parents in School Sport

Parents vary widely in what they want – and don’t want – for their children from school sport.  Directors of Sport identify relationships with parents as the most demanding dimension of their role. This new course is aimed at helping them to cope with the requirements and aspirations of all types of parents in independent schools.

Developing and Managing a Sports Scholarship Programme

This seminar looks at the entire process of building an industry leading Award programme, encouraging applications, running a selection mechanism based on the science of talent identification and then optimising the contribution of Award holders once they are in the school. 

Educational Visit Coordinator Training Seminar

This course is based on the National Guidance produced by the 'Outdoor Education Advisors' Panel and comes with their resources.

The Co-curricular Assistant Head in Independent Schools

This is a new seminar which is intended to support newly appointed Co-Curricular Deputy or Assistant Heads – or those aspiring to these positions. 

The Director of Sport in a Prep School

This is a popular seminar, suitable for teachers leading sport in prep schools as well as those who aspire to do so.  It aims to address the issues faced by sport in this unique sector.

The Director of Sport in an Independent School

This is a long running and popular seminar, which is intended for recently appointed Directors of Sport, and those who intend to apply for these roles in the near future.  

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