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PADSIS Conference for Directors of Sport - March 2023

National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

2–3 March 2023 at Jury's Inn, Oxford

The PADSIS Conference returns in 2023.

A full programme will be announced in due course, however we can reveal that the Keynote Speaker will be Owen Eastwood, author of Belonging: The Ancient Code of Togetherness.

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Heads of Sport Webinar

This new seminar is intended for aspiring or recently appointed heads of a sport in a school.  It will consider the priorities for these roles, and how these have changed in recent years. 

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Managing Contemporary Issues In School Sport

This new seminar is aimed at experienced, current and aspiring Directors of Sport, who are seeking to future-proof their programme.  It will address all the challenges of contemporary school sport, and investigate ways in which provision can be made more relevant, inclusive and engaging.    It will consider changing trends, the emergence of new activities, workforce issues and the management of a diverse range of parents and colleagues

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Teaching High Quality Examination PE

This webinar is aimed at teachers of all examination PE, including GCSE, A Level, BTEC and Cambridge Nationals. It will present current best practice in terms of teaching, learning and assessment strategies.

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The Director of Sport in Girls’ Schools

This new seminar is intended to support current, and aspiring, Directors of Sport in the girls’ school sector.  It will look at the unique challenges that these schools face in maintaining a successful programme of physical education and school sport, and suggest strategies for addressing these.

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The Ultimate Course For Aspiring Directors of Sport

This five-part, online, course provides everything necessary to maximise applications for these positions.  The first two Units will explain the role of the Director of Sport as leader, cultural architect and quality controller: the third will consider programme issues and priorities.  The final two sessions will consider all dimensions of the job application and selection process to enable candidates to present themselves at their very best.  

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