Welcome to the Tenth Anniversary PADSIS Conference.
This is the principal gathering of Directors of Sport in Independent Schools in the UK, and an unrivalled opportunity to keep abreast of current developments, and network with like minded professionals.
The Conference Programme is focused on the role of the Director of Sport as a leader. High profile speakers will present cutting edge research on culture building and coaching, which are two of the most significant dimensions of this role.
The afternoon offers a wide range of seminar topics to match the priorities of individual teachers and schools. We are pleased to welcome back, by popular demand, Des Ryan, from Arsenal. He will build on his presentation from the 2017 Conference to give practical guidance on how schools can build the type of programme of athletic development that he illustrated. Equally significant, Ali Oliver will look at how PE and Games might be re-branded to engage reluctant girls.
Last year, we introduced a discussion forum on Thursday afternoon, which was attended by over 100 Directors of Sport. The purpose of this was to share views on common issues and concerns. This will be repeated for 2019, allowing a sharing of experience on practical issues. The Forum will no doubt lay a foundation for further discussion at the Conference Dinner, at which we welcome England netball Head Coach, Tracey Neville MBE, who will tell the story of the cultural developments which led to an unprecedented Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games
We hope to welcome you at your professional community’s most significant annual event.
Please note that Jury's Inn have no more rooms available. The Holiday Inn (100m away from Jury's Inn) still have rooms (to the best of our knowledge), however we are unable to book these on your behalf. Therefore if you require accommodation on Thursday evening you will have to make your own arrangements. Please do call us on 01539 60060 if you are having any problems and we will do our best to assist.
Complimentary PADSIS polo shirt for every attendee! Please indicate on the booking form the size(s) you require.
|Thursday 31 January 2019|
Discussion Forum. Contemporary Issues in Independent School Sport
Guest Speaker: Tracey Neville MBE, England Netball Head Coach
“Getting to Gold; Lessons from the Journey to the Top”
|Friday 1 February 2019|
Conference Assembles. Refreshments
Why Does a School Need a Director of Sport?
Neil Rollings, Chairman, PADSIS
Leading Sports Coaching: Building a Programme to Create Better Athletes and Better People
Dr Jean Côté, Queen’s University
The Director of Sport as a 360 degree leader: Getting the best from your team, head and parents
with Damian Hughes, author of the bestselling books, the Barcelona Way and Liquid Leadership
Lunch in Marco Pierre White Grill
Delegates may choose ONE of the following sessions, which will run simultaneously
Building an Athletic Development Programme
Kevin Paxton, Member of the Board at UKSCA, Head of Academy Sport Science at Leicester City Football Club, Associate Lecturer at University of Derby
Countering Dropout: Maintaining Adolescent Engagement in Competitive Sport
Dr Jean Côté
Re-Branding PE and Games for Girls
Ali Oliver, Chief Executive, Youth Sport Trust
Achieving Compliance on Sports Tours, including Guide to Risk Assessment and Homestays
Steve Ludnow, Managing Director
Getting More Out of SOCS
James Kershaw Naylor,
Staffing the Games Programme: Managing the Mixed Economy