Meet the IAPS Sport Team – there’s just two of us!

Fran Hide, Sport Events Manager

Fran leads the sports programme, which offers over 150+ events annually, in 23 sports, to 650+ member schools, both in the UK and internationally. This includes working closely with host venues, volunteer organisers and an army of volunteers to organise all events to the highest standard, as well as with national governing bodies to ensure that all events run in line with their rules, regulations and guidance. Fran also ensures that all events and schools comply with IAPS’s safeguarding policies. She manages the sport budget, sport sponsorship and leads the work of the Sport Committee alongside the Chairman, Chris Schanschieff (Deputy head of Aldwickbury School).

In her spare time, Fran likes to play netball and when not travelling for work, travel the world to see amazing countries and experience different cultures.

You will see Fran out and about attending as many events as possible throughout the year.

Emily Connell, Sport Events Coordinator

Emily works closely with Fran, organisers and volunteers to help coordinate the sport programme. She provides administrative support for the entire sport programme. She also coordinates all event entries, waiting lists, cancellations and medal and trophy orders. Emily manages the sport website content, keeping it up-to-date and engaging. She creates the weekly sport newsletter and coordinates the content for Twitter and Instagram. She is the first point of contact for school and parent queries via email and telephone. She is also clerk to the Sport Committee.

In her spare time Emily can be found roaming the countryside with her two dogs, George and Ted. She also enjoys playing netball at her local club.

You will see Emily out and about at a number of events throughout the year.

Fran and Emily report to the Director of Education, Mark Brotherton, who overseas the Education, Advice, Sport and Training (EAST) team at IAPS.

Contact Us

IAPS Headquarters
11 Waterloo Place
Leamington Spa
CV32 5LA


A location map of our headquarters is available.

If you are arriving by train, walking directions to our office from Leamington Spa Rail Station are available.

Parking: There is very limited car parking on site. If you are visiting us, it is best to park in the Covent Garden multi-storey car park, which is in Russell Street.

Sport Committee

Each IAPS school belongs to a district. There are 13 districts in total.

The Sport Committee consists of one representative from each district. Each representative is an active head within an IAPS school.

Once a term the Sport Committee meets at IAPS HQ, in Leamington Spa, to discuss all things sport. Examples of topics discussed include; NGB rule changes, formats of events, new events and transgender guidance.

Sports Committee Meetings

Following each meeting, a summary of the minutes will be added here for schools to read the discussions and outcomes.

The next committee meeting will be on Tuesday 4 February.
IAPS Sport welcomes all feedback from districts.
Please contact your district representative to feedback any information to be discussed by the committee.

District Meetings

Each sport representative feeds back any matters arising at their District Meetings. These meetings are only for Heads.

At these meetings, Heads can highlight anything from their district which they would like discussed at the next sports committee meeting.

If a school would like to raise a discussion point for the next Sport Committee meeting, please contact your district representative using the below table.

Director of Sport Meetings

Some districts hold Director of Sports meetings.

If you’d like to find out when and where these are held, please contact your Sport Committee representative below.

Greg Evans (Tower House) 1S (London South)
Chair Chris Schanschieff (Aldwickbury) 1N (London North)
Nik Pears (Kent College) 2 (Kent)
Gareth Jones (St Andrew’s) 3 (Sussex)
Sean Price (Westonbirt Prep) 4 (West)
John Thorpe (Sunninghall School) 5 (Wessex)
TBC 6 (Midlands)
Frank Driscoll (St Ambrose Prep School) 7 (North West)
Jonathan Hall (Hill House) 8 (York)
Ian Silk (Bedford Prep School) 9 (East Anglia)
Deborah Henderson (St Neot’s) 10 (Oxford and Reading)
Rob Taylor (Cargilfield) 11 (Scotland and NI)
Susan Clarke (Rowan Prep) 12 (Surrey)
Mike McKaughan Invited Member
Sally Garland Jones Invited Member

Don’t know which district your school is in? Log into your account via the IAPS website here and then take a look at our full list of member schools.