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Leading Sport in Small Independent Schools

A Sector-Specific Seminar for Heads of PE and Directors of Sport in small schools

Friday, 1 December 2017
Tuesday, 19 June 2018
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Sports provision presents a series of unique challenges for the smaller independent school. Parents’ expectations of the independent sector can be difficult to satisfy with limited resources. This unique seminar considers how schools can create and deliver stimulating modern programmes to meet the needs of pupils of all abilities.

It is suitable for schools with pupils of all age ranges (including prep and senior) and for both co-educational and single sex schools. 

To ensure profitable round table discussion, each seminar will be limited to 16 delegates 

Leading Sport in Small Independent Schools


£179 plus VAT for one person

£299 plus VAT for two people

£499 plus VAT for four people

Important information

Courses run 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.


  • The challenges of sport in small independent schools
  • Managing expectations and considering possibilities
  • Meeting asymmetric sector expectations
  • Team games and individual activities
  • Dealing with mixed abilities
  • Front end differentiation
  • Creative approaches to competition
  • Developing positive personal qualities through sport
  • Challenging the most able
  • Remedial interventions
  • Establishing a culture of health and fitness
  • Identifying the benefits of small schools
  • The advantages and disadvantages of a weekend programme
  • Proactive public relations: managing the website

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Neil Rollings

Neil was in charge of rugby at four independent schools over a 21 year career, including 10 years as Head Coach at Sedbergh.  He also coached North Schools and England Schools’ President’s XV.  He now advises independent schools on the development of sports coaching programmes, and is a member of the RFU Technical Advisory Group

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