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Third Annual National Conference for Leaders of Co-Curricular Activities

Wednesday, 16 June 2021, 10am until 330pm (registration from 930am)

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National Conference for Leaders of Co-Curricular Activities

Welcome to the Third Annual Conference for teachers who lead Co-Curricular Activities.  The Conference programme aims to present contemporary approaches to a range of areas which underlie the management of the co-curricular programme. 

The Conference was overtaken by Covid events last summer, so this year’s programme is based on that framework, which, hopefully, covers most co-curricular areas, and addresses to more recent or troublesome issues.  It is felt that this year, more than  ever before, it would be desirable for colleagues to be able to meet in person, and it is very much hoped that circumstances allow the event to go ahead in person.  With this in mind, the event has been moved – as a one year expedient – to Oxford, to make travelling by car more straightforward than was the case in London.  Public transport if, of course, readily available for those comfortable to use it at that stage.   If circumstances make it impossible to run a physical event, there will be an online alternative.

As always, the programme seeks to update schools with new developments, expert opinion and the opportunity to network with colleagues.

In a volatile and challenging environment for independent schools, activities beyond the classroom remain a vital part of the education, business and charitable offer of the sector.  Managing this programme has never been more complex: this conference exists to support the teachers who lead this task.

Programme

9.30am Conference assembles. Refreshments

10.00am

Measuring the Impact of Co-Curricular Activities

Duncan Byrne, Headmaster, Loughborough Grammar School

10.45am

Winning Parental Commitment to Co-Curricular Activities

Richard Shorter

11.15am Refreshment break

11.30am

Outreach Partnerships in Co-Curricular Activity

Julie Robinson, CEO, Independent Schools Council

12.15pm Restaurant Lunch

1.15pm – 2.15pm Seminar Session One
Delegates may choose one of the following seminar sessions:

1 What Does an Outstanding School Music Programme Look Like?
Alun Jones
2 Dealing with Parents in School Sport
Richard Shorter
3 Addressing the New Challenges of School Rugby
Neil Rollings
4 Getting the most out of SOCS Co-Curricular
James Kershaw-Naylor

2.15pm Break

2.30pm – 3.30pm Seminar Session Two
Choose one from:

1 The Future of the CCF
Anthony Lamb MBE
2 Ensuring diversity in Co-Curricular activity: avoiding unintended discrimination
Will Mbanga
3 Supporting the Most talented Musicians in a School Context
Alun Jones
4 Building a Staffing Strategy for Sport: the new Mixed Economy
Neil Rollings
5 Getting More out of SOCS Co-Curricular
James Kershaw-Naylor

3.30pm Conference closes

Prices

1 delegate £199
 2 delegates £350

Conference runs 9.30am to 3.30pm. Includes notes, refreshments and lunch. Prices exclude VAT.

Tutors
Duncan Byrne

Duncan Byrne

Duncan Byrne is the Headmaster of Loughborough Grammar School, having previously been Deputy Head of Cheltenham College. His own interests in sport and music underlie his passions for co-curricular activities, and he has undertaken research in his school to measure their impact. He will present the findings of this research to the Conference.

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Richard Shorter

Richard Shorter

Richard Shorter works with schools, clubs and National Governing Bodies of sport through his project, ‘Non-Perfect Dad’. He uses an evidence based approach to improve the sporting and character building experience for children. 

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Alun Jones

Alun Jones

Alun Jones is Head of Chetham’s School of Music, one of the world’s foremost specialist music schools. He was previously head of St Gabriel’s School for 15 years, following positions as music teacher, choirmaster and Director of Music. A former choral scholar, he is a leader of music education in the UK.

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James Kershaw-Naylor

James Kershaw-Naylor

James Kershaw-Naylor is the Sales Director of SOCS. This provides software for managing all aspects of school sport, including logistics and parental communications. He will demonstrate how users can get more from the system and use it to better address parental requirements.

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Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson

Julie Robinson is the Chief Executive of the Independent Schools Council, which represents the seven major heads associations and is the voice of the sector. She has led the Schools Together project, which highlights collaborations between state and independent schools. She was previously Education Director of IAPS, and head of two schools.

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Anthony Lamb MBE

Anthony Lamb MBE

Anthony Lamb MBE is Deputy Head (Co-Curricular) at Eastbourne College, an appointment he has held since 2008. He is also Educational Visits Co-ordinator (EVC), a low level hockey coach and DoE Verifier for the College. He is Contingent Commander of Eastbourne  College Combined Cadet Force and has over 30 years experience in Army Reserves in both Australia and the UK.

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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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