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AOSEC Sports & Leisure Network

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Date(s) - 27/02/2018
10:00 am - 2:30 pm

Havant and South Downs College




This popular network is the result of an exciting partnership between AOSEC and AoC Sport.  Open to AOSEC network subscribers and members of AoC sport. The network supports the development of all aspects of sport related activity in colleges and covers both curriculum and operational.

AoC Sport provides national updates at every meeting. External organisations have included, WorkdSkills UK and the National Citizenship Service. College experiences play a large role in this network, with colleagues from in and out of the region, presenting innovative work and best practice.

Group discussions feature at every network, giving delegates the opportunity to raise any concerns or challenges.

Ashley Grute, Head of Sport and Public Services at South Downs College, chairs this successful network.

Upcoming meeting

This network is divided into two sections which overlap with a networking lunch and some topics that are relevant to both groups. The morning session is focused on sports curriculum and the afternoon is for operational matters such as competitions. Delegates can attend either the morning, afternoon or both sessions. Timings for arrival and departure for the two sessions are outlined below.

10:00 Arrival and registration
10:25 Welcome and introductions

Ashley Grute, Director of Curriculum, Havant and South Downs College and AOSEC Sport and Leisure Network Chair



A college perspective on delivering new qualification specifications

Clare Last, Head of Sport, Queen Mary’s College



Discussion: How do colleges get cross-college buy-in for sports academies?

Facilitated by Ashley Grute



Update and discussion on T Levels

Clarissa Harrington, New Business Manager, NCFE

11:55 **Arrival for Operations Meeting**


AoC Sport Membership Review

Marcus Kingwell, Managing Director, AoC Sport

13:00 Networking lunch
13:25 AoC Sport national update

Kirstie Hickson, Policy and Projects Officer, AoC Sport

14:10 **Departure from curriculum meeting**
14:15 AoC Sport Operations Meeting

Tom Barge, Chair of AoC Sport South East Operations Group and Sandy Veale, Regional Development Officer, AoC Sport

  • Regional Tournament Review
  • National Championships Update
  • Regional planning
  • College updates
15:35 Any other business

Date / venue / topics for next session

15:45 Close


What delegates have said

“As a new Head of Department, it gives me a lot of relevant information and lots of ideas to implement within the team.”

Sarah Lipscombe, BCA

Really Important to attend in order to maintain relationships and to keep an up-to-date understanding of college sport, policy, issues and opportunities for the sector.”

Penny Woods, Sport Hampshire

If you have any difficulty booking your place via the online form below, please email and we can add you to the delegate list manually.


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