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National Conference for Directors of Sport in Independent Schools

A New Beginning for School Sport

Thursday 17 June 2021 at Jurys Inn, Oxford

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National Conference for Directors of Sport  in Independent Schools - June 2021

The 2021 PADSIS Conference was always destined to be different. Moving the date to the summer term in the hope of running a face to face event appears to have been justified: unless something unexpected happens, this now seems certain. It has become possible to offer accommodation, though, sadly, the usual conference dinner remains prohibited by enduring restrictions.

The plan is, therefore, to hold the Conference as a one day event, incorporating high profile speakers, the discussion forum and a choice of afternoon seminars. Delegates wishing to arrive the previous evening will have access to the bar (which will offer its usual menu), under whatever conditions apply at the time. This looks likely to allow table service to groups of 6. If this is the case, it should permit at least some, long awaited, socialising.

The Conference capacity will be determined by the hotel’s restrictions. Currently, this looks like being a maximum of 125. Given that this is half of last year’s attendance of 250, there is a strong possibility that not everyone wishing to attend can be accommodated. This is hugely unfortunate, though dictated by unavoidable external circumstances. Applications will, therefore, be accepted in order of receipt.

It is very much hoped that this will be a one year expedient, and that the event will return next year to its usual two day format, with appropriate dinner and social evening, to be held at the end of February 2022.

At the end of this unique year of school sport, it is very much hoped that the Conference will allow Directors of Sport to gather in person for the first time in over a year, and that the programme will provide support in planning for a return to new world of school sport in September.

Programme

9.30am

Conference assembles. Refreshments

10.00am

What have we Learned during the Pandemic?
Neil Rollings, PADSIS Chairman

10.30am

What does Winning Mean in School Sport?
Cath Bishop
11.30am
Avoiding Unintended Discrimination in School Sport
Floyd Steadman

12.00pm

Refreshment break

12.30pm

Discussion Forum

1.30pm

Lunch

2.30pm – 3.30pm

Seminar Programme

Choose one from:

Option 1

Head Injuries in School Sport: Communicating and Managing the Risks
with Dr Sam Barke

Option 2

Managing Social Media
Cathy Woods

Option 3

Supporting High Performance Female Athletes
with Dr Emma Ross

Option 4

Choice and Compulsion in the Games Programme
with Neil Rollings

Option 5

Restoring School Sports Travel: Possibilities, Precautions, Contracts and Refunds
with Steve Ludnow

Option 6

Getting More out of SOCS for Experienced Users
with James Kershaw-Naylor

3.30pm

Conference closes

 

Price

Conference Place (PADSIS member) £215
Conference Place (Non-member) £255
Two Colleagues from the same school  £399
Bed, Breakfast and Conference (PADSIS member)  £339 
Bed, Breakfast and Conference (Non- member)  £379
Bed, Breakfast and Conference (two colleagues from same school)  £599

Conference runs 9.30am to 3.30pm. Prices include resources, refreshments, lunch and merchandise. Excludes VAT.

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