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In Person Course

The Director of Sport in a Prep School

With Neil Rollings

The Director of Sport in a Prep School
Dates & Venues

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, we do not have any courses scheduled. We will be releasing dates as soon as regulations change.

The landscape of prep school sport is rapidly changing. There is pressure for both inclusivity and competitive success, and the Director of Sport faces significant challenges in compiling a programme to meet all expectations. Parents can be intrusive, and resources often limited. This course addresses the practical issues faced by prep school sport, and considers possible strategies and solutions. It is suitable for teachers leading sport in prep schools as well as those who aspire to do so. It aims to address the contemporary issues faced by physical activity in this unique sector. 

  • The Director of Sport as a 360-degree leader 
  • What are the success criteria of prep school sport?
  • Linking PE programmes with sport
  • What does “Sport for All” really mean?
  • Should traditional games be compulsory?
  • What’s the future for school teams? 
  • Stimulating engagement in less able pupils
  • Establishing a foundation of physical literacy
  • Clarifying and communicating priorities
  • Identifying the best competitive programme
  • Quality controlling teaching
  • Coaching creativity in games
  • Performance and participation
  • Meeting parental ambition
  • Balancing performance with inclusivity
  • The six outcome PE and games programme
  • Building a communication strategy

1 place £189 2 places £315 4 places £499

Seminars run 10.00 am – 3.30 pm. Price includes lunch, refreshments and notes. Excludes VAT.

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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