This is a long running and popular seminar, which is intended for recently appointed Directors of Sport, and those who intend to apply for these roles in the near future. The landscape of school sport has changed significantly in recent years, which has impacted upon this role, and what schools are now looking for in their appointments. The course seeks to clarify the success criteria of the role and illustrate how a leadership approach enables the Director of Sport to achieve more. Through consideration of the issues surrounding independent school sport, it encourages individuals to be clear about what they believe, and what they can offer to a school. It also suggests how candidates for jobs can strengthen their applications, and prepare for interviews.
- What is a Director of Sport?
- Becoming a leader
- Culture building and quality control
- Leadership, management and administration
- Establishing aims and goals
- Building structures and systems
- Satisfying parental expectations
- Dealing with difficult colleagues
- Creating the games programme
- Participation v performance
- Choice v compulsion
- Quality and equality
- What does “Sport for All” really mean?
- Building a communication strategy
- Creating a culture of health and fitness
- Working with head and bursar