National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

Tenth Anniversary Conference

Friday, 01 February 2019 Jury’s Inn, Oxford Book online

In association with

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.

Complimentary PADSIS polo shirt for every attendee! Please indicate on the booking form the size(s) you require.

Programme

Thursday 31 January 2019
4-6pm

Discussion Forum.  Contemporary Issues in Independent School Sport

8pm   

Conference Dinner

Guest Speaker: Tracey Neville MBE, England Netball Head Coach  
“Getting to Gold; Lessons from the Journey to the Top”
Friday 1 February 2019
9.30am

Conference Assembles. Refreshments

10.00am
Why Does a School Need a Director of Sport?
Neil Rollings, Chairman, PADSIS
10.20am
Leading Sports Coaching: Building a Programme to Create Better Athletes and Better People
Dr Jean Côté, Queen’s University

11.30am

Refreshment Break

11.50am
The Director of Sport as a 360 degree leader: Getting the best from your team, head and parents
with Anthony Gell, author
 

1.15pm

Lunch in Marco Pierre White Grill

2.15pm

Seminar Programme

Delegates may choose ONE of the following sessions, which will run simultaneously

Building an Athletic Development Programme
Des Ryan, Arsenal FC
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
Neil Rollings
3.15pm

Conference closes

Prices

PADSIS Members (Friday conference only) £199
Non members (Friday conference only) £225
Two delegates from the same school  (Friday conference only including one PADSIS member) £375
PADSIS Member Dinner, Bed and Conference (single room) £315
Non Member Dinner, Bed and Conference (single room) £365
Dinner, Bed and Conference for Two People (single rooms, inc PADSIS member) £550
Conference Dinner only £65
PADSIS membership (Join PADSIS when booking to enjoy member’s discount) £65
Combined Individual Membership of Youth Sport Trust & PADSIS £100

Conference runs 10.30am to 3.30pm. Includes notes, refreshments and restaurant lunch. Prices exclude VAT.

Guest Speakers

Anthony Gell

Anthony Gell is the author of The Book of Leadership and is currently the Strategic Advisor to the CEO Council, at the Wall Street Journal.  In addition to his work at the WSJ, Anthony is a leadership speaker for senior management teams. Prior to this, Anthony was the founder of LeadersIn, an online and offline community dedicated to sharing wisdom from world leaders in their field, which he sold to Informa PLC in July 2015.  ​

Dr Jean Côté

Jean Côté is Professor and Director in the School of Kinesiology and Health Studies at Queen's University, Canada.  He is a leading researcher in children’s sport, with a focus on the impact of coaching on developing both performance and participation.  He is the author of a book on talent development in children, and more than 50 book chapters on all aspects of the impact of coaches on youth sport.

Steve Ludnow

Stephen Ludnow is the Managing Director of TTSS Ltd (Edwin Doran Sports Tours, Gullivers Sports Tours, Masterclass & Teamlink). Stephen originally trained in Canterbury as a teacher however has worked as a Tour Operator for the past 20 years specialising in School Travel, Health & Safety, particularly Risk Assessment, Incident Management Planning and Crisis Response.

James Kershaw-Naylor

James Kershaw-Naylor is the Head of Sales and Business Development Director of SOCS. SOCS is a leading brand of software for managing school sport and extra-curricular activities.

Neil Rollings

Neil Rollings is Chairman of PADSIS.  He was Director of Sport in 4 independent schools, and now works with schools to train, recruit and develop Directors of Sport.   He is a member of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood. 

Booking form

For use on day of conference
Conference Options
Attendee 1
Please provide your PADSIS membership number.
Please tick here if you would like to join PADSIS, and claim your Membership discount on this booking.
Please indicate if this attendee is joining us for the Conference Forum on Thursday.
Please indicate if this attendee is joining us for the Conference Dinner on Thursday evening.
Single room accommodation on Thursday night.
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Please indicate if this attendee is joining us for the Conference Forum on Thursday.
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Single room accommodation on Thursday night.
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