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Face to Face Training

The Director of Sport in an Independent School

with Neil Rollings

Dates & Venues

    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. It focuses upon the shifting landscape of school sport, how this has impacted upon this position and what schools are now looking for in their appointments. The course seeks to clarify the success criteria of this position and illustrate how a leadership approach enables the Director of Sport to achieve more. It will consider contemporary issues in the subject, and how these can be managed for the future

    • What is a Director of Sport?
    • Becoming a leader
    • 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
    • Working with head and bursar
    • How to avoid a nervous breakdown
    Programme
    • What is a Director of Sport?
    • Becoming a leader
    • Culture building and quality control
    • Leadership, management and administration 
    • 360 degree leadership: working with the head and parents
    • Establishing aims and goals
    • Building structures and systems 
    • Satisfying parental expectations 
    • Dealing with difficult colleagues zz
    • Creating the games programme zz
    • The future of team games
    • 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
    Prices

    PRICES: 1 PLACE £189, 2 PLACES £319, 4 PLACES £499 Excludes VAT.

    Course runs 10am – 3.30pm. Prices include refreshments, lunch and resources.

    Tutors
    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings

    Neil Rollings was Director of Sport in four HMC schools, over a 21 year career. He was an ISI Inspector and he now works with schools to develop and audit modern sports programmes and with Heads to appoint Directors of Sport. He is a regular conference speaker, influential blogger on school sport issues, and Chairman of PADSIS.

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