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The Director of Sport in a Prep School

With Neil Rollings

The Director of Sport in a Prep School
20% IAPS

It aims to address the issues faced by sport in this unique sector. 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 prep school sport, and considers possible strategies and solutions.


  • 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?
  • Should Rugby be compulsory?
  • 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


1 place £185 2 places £309 4 places £499

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


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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