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School Sport

Celebrating School Sport – Part 2

Celebrating School Sport – Part 2 In my previous post I explained how my school attempts to celebrate school sport. So what are the issues that now come flooding into my mind? I intially couldn’t get to sleep because of the ‘buzz’ of the evening. I now can’t get to sleep because of the worry […]

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Personal Reflection School Sport

Saturday Morning School Sport

The sound of tape being pulled and ripped off the roll. The smell of deep heat wafting around the changing rooms. Metal studs clanking on the changing room floor. The sight of my parents on the touch line and the strange mixture of pride and embarrassment I felt when seeing them. The feeling of slipping […]

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School Sport

Commitment and School Sport

As a Director of Sport in a state school I’m dealing with the issue of trying to get academic staff to commit to running school teams. Its a tough task that I’m honestly finding harder all the time, especially with the increase in my colleagues workload and the uncertainty of PRP looming over them. However 3 […]

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Management and Leadership Professional Development

Is PRP preventing open and honest dialogue?

I’ve just completed the performance management review process this year, experiencing my schools new PRP policy, both as a line manager and as someone who is being line managed. These are my initial thoughts on the process: My personal experience: As usual I prepared fully for the meeting as I usually do. I had documented […]

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Management and Leadership Personal Reflection

A day in the life of a Dosser.

So what is a Dosser? Well a DoS is a Director of Sport. A Dosser is what my colleagues in science call me as they think I’m in charge of Dossing around. (I don’t think they should give up their day jobs for a career in comedy.) Today was a pretty tough day dossing around. […]

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School Sport

Issues for coaches of school sport to consider

Almost a month back and already 35 school fixtures have already played. As a coach of school sport there is nothing better than seeing your team replicate in a game something you have spent hours practising on the training field during the previous week. It’s potentially one of the highlights of being a school coach. However […]