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The Director of Sport in a Prep School

With Neil Rollings

Thursday, 23 November 2017
Central London
Friday, 16 March 2018
Friday, 15 June 2018
Friday, 22 June 2018
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The Prep School sector is a unique one. Expectations of sports provision can be considerable, with both parents and heads having extensive demands that can make the job feel impossible. This is a popular new seminar, specifically to address the issues faced by prep schools in sport. With pressures for both inclusivity and competitive success, the Director of Sport faces significant challenges in compiling a programme to meet all expectations. Parents can be intrusive, and resources often limited. This course addresses the practical issues faced by teachers in charge of prep school sport, and considers possible strategies and solutions.

The Director of Sport in a Prep School


£179 plus VAT for one person

£299 plus VAT for two people

£499 plus VAT for four people

Important information

Course runs 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes.


  • What are the success criteria of prep school sport?
  • The Director of Sport as a 360 degree leader
  • Linking PE programmes with sport
  • What does “Sport for All” mean?
  • Addressing safety concerns with science
  • Stimulating engagement in less able pupils
  • Establishing a foundation of physical literacy
  • Clarifying and communicating priorities
  • Identifying the best competitive programme
  • Quality controlling teaching
  • Coaching creativity in games
  • Performance and participation
  • Meeting parental ambition
  • Balancing performance with inclusivity
  • The six outcome PE and games programme
  • Building a communication strategy

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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


“I found this a very inspirational course and I have greater confidence and knowledge for taking on this new role at my school. I felt that it was delivered in a wonderful way where all my questions and more were answered. Really brilliant.” - Gareth McComb

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