FIDS is developing in new ways ( see below) – let us have your thoughts!
1. We feel that FIDS should be open to more people. In our organisation, the School is the member, so we are open to all Deputies and Assistant Heads within that school as well as Governors.Heads are busy people, and cannot always attend meetings, but the things we stand for should permeate our schools through all Senior managers and Governors.
2. We are now looking at three meetings a year, and we believe that this format will be helpful to all schools. We shall organise an event termly, concentrating on issues which apply to all members. In 2015 we held a conference for Development Directors in Day Schools since the role of Director in these schools was significantly different. Similarly, at our Winter conference , we looked at Pastoral care fro ma Day School perspective. We can offer different perspectives for day schools across the independent school associations.
3. We have always be involved in state school partnerships, but our role has increased to encourage and report on these partnerships so that they can be a fundamental part of our life. Look at the new website schoolstogether when it goes live