Application Form

Application Form

AHDS takes the protection of your data seriously – our Privacy Policy details this for you.

AHDS subscription payments are paid through direct debit and are administered by Go Cardless on our behalf. Please have your bank account details to hand when completing the form below.

Personal Details


Under our Constitution you must be registered with GTCS to be eligible for AHDS membership.


Contact Details

Preferred postal address. This can be your home or school address. Whatever you input here we will use to send your new member pack as well as the quarterly member magazine. (Please select home or school below and enter the address.)

Login Details

This is the first part of the two step process in completing your AHDS membership application. Our subscriptions are now paid through direct debit which is administered for us by GoCardless.

Upon submitting this form you will be taken to the page which has the link to the paperless Direct Debit mandate. Please complete this, you will need your sort-code and account number for the bank account you wish to use for this process.

All subscriptions will be collected on the first of each month.

If you are not taken to the Direct Debit link then your application has not come through. Please re-submit.

Until the Direct Debit mandate is completed you are not yet a member of AHDS and will be unable to access our services.

Contact Preferences

To ensure we comply with all email marketing regulations we can only send you emails about our training days and conferences if you tell us you want to receive these. We also email information on partner events when they offer a discount for AHDS members. This does not affect the emails we will send you about AHDS business and information, we will still send you these. (Remember: You can change your preference at any time in your member profile online.)

I want to receive emails from AHDS informing me of AHDS events and AHDS partner events.

Head to Head - Quarterly Member Magazine

I want to receive a paper copy of Head to Head.
I want to receive Head to Head electronically.

I want to receive an AHDS diary (A5 week to view) – sent in June each year


In our quarterly member magazine, Head to Head, we include a list of new members – your name, school and authority are listed. If you are happy for your details to be included in the magazine please tick below.

I am happy to be included in the list of new members in the next edition of Head to Head.

Please tick the required GTCS checkbox above to continue.

Note: In common with all other unions, we operate a clean sheet policy upon joining – we cannot support new members with pre-existing situations. So don’t wait until things go awry, join today.