Benefits of becoming a Member of The STSD

  • Residential Summer Conferences are held each year in a different location chosen for its interest and the facilities available. Members obtain a reduction in feesabi
  • One-Day Conference held in association with the Society’s Annual Meeting and Luncheon
  • Professional Development Day, usually held the day after the Annual Meeting
  • Regional Meetings, workshops and other functions organised locally by the Regional Representatives
  • Free Copies of its internationally acclaimed Journal, Word Matters and Newsletter. These are published two and three times respectively each year
  • Inclusion in a Register/Directory of Members, which is circulated internationally as well as on line
  • Members who give private tuition may advertise the fact in the Register and on line in order to attract enquiries from students
  • Various information sheets, including a Fees Guidance Leaflet and a Professional Etiquette leaflet. Information sheets/leaflets are obtainable from the Secretary or can be downloaded from the Members Section
  • Free advice on such matters as training and possibilities for careers in Speech and Drama, for members and students
  • Advice on professional problems. The Society can give help on various problems concerning terms of employment and a number of minor matters which may arise in the course of their work. However, it is unable to give ‘legal aid’ funding
  • STSD… TEACHER INSURANCE SCHEME by Gallagher Heath. The Society has recognised the need to provide Members with a cost effective insurance scheme specifically designed for teachers of speech and drama plus schools/establishments with cover available through Gallagher Heath Insurance Services; telephone +44 (0)20 7560 3000, website www.gallagherheath.com. Cover for Public, Products and Employers Liability is included as standard, with optional covers to include Accident for Principals, Teachers and Employees, Property, Business Interruption and Money. Cover can be tailored to meet the requirements of teachers or schools and additional covers are available. Be sure you let them know you’re a member of The STSD and you’ll need to give them your membership numberaladdin
  • The Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama has agreed with HMCA to offer discounted rates for medical plans, dental plan, hospital cash plans, travel plan, income protection and vehicle breakdown products.  Are you paying too much for your present private medical plan? Why not take a look at the HMCA plans and compare the benefits and subscriptions offered? You may transfer to HMCA at any age and without a medical examination; there will be no break in protection and there is a 14 day money-back guarantee.  HMCA only offer medical plans to membership groups and can offer up to a 40% discount off the underwriter’s standard rates. This is a comprehensive plan which provides generous cash benefits for surgery and other charges.  Who are HMCA? – HMCA has specialised in providing benefits and services to associations and professional groups since the 1970s. HMCA is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. For further information and quotations contact HMCA by telephone on 01423 799949 or visit the exclusive HMCA Society of Teachers of Speech and Drama website here: https://www.hmca.co.uk/stsd
  • Discounts at Samuel French’s Theatre Bookshop, London
  • Discounts as a Corporate Member of NCA (National Campaign for the Arts); members are entitled to use our membership card of the NCA for concessionary rates at various venues and events
  • Discounts at Nick Hern Books; email editor@stsd.org.uk for the discount code.  www.nickhernbooks.co.uk; www.twitter.com/NickHernBooks
  • Fellow, Full and Associate members may apply to be included in the Find an Adjudicator listing
  • Those who are already British and International Federation of Festivals Speech & Drama Adjudicators will be accepted automatically (additional fee is payable).  Other applications will need to undergo the STSD validation process