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National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

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We will be closed from Friday, 15 December 2017 until Tuesday, 2 January 2018

in association with PADSIS

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National Conference for Directors of Sport in Prep Schools

This is the biggest assembly of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools in Britain, and aims to support people in  leadership roles in school sport.

As usual, the Conference programme is varied, and offers the opportunity to learn from recent research, as well as modern approaches to the question of physical activity in schools.  It also offers Directors of Sport the chance to enhance their own leadership capacities to increase their effectiveness in their own schools.

The morning is devoted to the place of physical activity in schools, and the role of the Director of Sport as a leader and ambassador for the benefits of physical activity.  The afternoon brings together leading thinkers and researchers into sports coaching and delivery to assist schools in building delivery programmes and mechanisms which are informed by science, rather than history.

As usual, there will be significant opportunities for networking and sharing views with like minded professionals.  This includes the very genial Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.

We look forward to seeing you in Oxford at PADSIS 2018.

Programme

Thursday 1 February 2018

8pm

Conference Dinner

Creating an Environment of High Performance
with Humphrey Walters
Friday 2 February 2018

9.30am

Conference assembles. Coffee

10am

Introduction

The Changing landscape of Independent School Sport
with Neil Rollings, Chairman, PADSIS
10.15am
Using Sport to Build Self Esteem in Children
with James Shone
10.45am
The Wider Benefits of Sport in Education
with Richard Bailey
11.45am

Coffee

12.15pm
Dynamic Leadership in School Sport
with Floyd Woodrow MBE
 1.15pm

Restaurant lunch

2.15pm

Seminar programme

Delegates may choose one of the following four sessions, which will run concurrently.

Option 1

Building a Culture of High Performance with Young Athletes
with Tom Bates

Option 2

Changing Attitudes to Strength and Conditioning in Girls
with Laura Merrifield

Option 3

Managing the Whole Child: balancing training loads with school commitments
with Kevin Till

Option 4

Contemporary Approaches to Sports Coaching: applying science to increase impact
with Andrew Abraham
 3.30pm

Conference closes

Prices

PADSIS Members

£185

PADSIS Non Members

£209

Two Delegates from the same school (members)

£355

Two Delegates from the same school (one member, one non-member)

£375

PADSIS Member Dinner, Bed (single room) and Conference

£299 

Non-member Dinner, Bed (single room) and Conference

£355

Dinner, Bed (single rooms) and Conference for Two People (inc PADSIS member)

£525

Conference Dinner only

£65

PADSIS Membership – Join PADSIS when booking  to enjoy member’s discount

£59

Conference runs 10am to 3.30pm. Includes notes, refreshments and restaurant lunch. Please note no vat is payable on PADSIS conferences.

 

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