Supporting Co-Curricular provision is an increasingly complex issue. As school programmes become more extensive and intricate, taking place in an increasing variety of venues, the task of managing it all becomes more challenging.
There is a delicate balance of providing as rich a programme as possible, and yet ensuring that there is time available to accommodate everything. Inevitably, there are conflicts, and preventing, minimising and resolving these is important in maintaining morale and goodwill. John Neal’s keynote speech will suggest how this delicate task might be best approached.
Much co-curricular provision is an attempt to meet market demand. Understanding the opinions and aspirations of parents is essential when making programme decisions. Russell Speirs will present the robust science of what ten years of research into parent attitudes has revealed, and establish some facts upon which the programme can be built.
Many activities take place away from school sites, and managing risk in different environments becomes a regular challenge. Professor David Ball is a specialist in this field and will explain current legislation, and provide advice in interpreting this.
Co-Curricular activity is different in all schools, as are the concerns of those who manage them. The afternoon therefore provides a choice of seminars to allow delegates to pursue specific interests and concerns.
The Conference will also provide an opportunity to share experiences, consider case studies and network with like minded professionals in what is an emerging field of educational leadership.
Managing and Resolving Conflicting Staff Interests
with John Neal
Managing Risk Outside the Classroom
with Professor David Ball
What Research says that Parents Want from Co-Curricular Activity
with Russell Speirs
The Future of Team Games in Schools
with Neil Rollings
Optional Seminar Programme
Delegates may choose ONE of the following sessions, which will occur simultaneously
either Managing the Co-Curricular Programme through SOCS
with James Kershaw-Naylor
or Creating an Integrated Timetable of Co-Curricular Activity
with Rick Sellers
or Developing Resilience through Outdoor Activities
with Martin Chester
or Building a School-wide Culture of Health and Fitness
with Neil Rollings