16th annual one-day national conference • 18th November 2016, IBIS Hotel Earls Court, London


09:00 – 09:40

Registration and refreshments

09:40 – 09:50
Chair’s introduction

Chair’s introduction and welcome: Develop a whole school culture which actively promotes, supports and encourages a healthy lifestyle for all children and young people
Alison Oliver, Chief Executive Officer, Youth Sport Trust

09:50 – 10:15
The future of PE

What does the future hold for PE and school sport and how to ensure your practice is consistent with the latest government policies

  • Clarify the impact of the Government’s childhood obesity strategy and your role in supporting this
  • Understand the application criteria for the increased primary school and sport premium and the allowance for secondary schools to extend their school day
  • Learn how your PE department can be part of the solution to improve physical health and emotional wellbeing

Eileen Marchant MBE, Board Member, afPE

10:15 – 10:40
PE prioritised

Proven steps you can take to transform PE into a whole school priority

  • Ensure all colleagues, including your SLT, appreciate the wider benefits of PE
  • Understand the impact healthy, happy students can have on academic success
  • Change your school culture and develop a holistic approach to PE across your school

Shaun Dowling, Head of Sport, United Learning

10:40 – 11:25

Interactive workshops 1

1A – Curriculum diversity

1B – Assessment strategies

1C – Building resilience

Using models-based practice to diversify your curriculum: Understand inclusive and effective learning experiences that promote learning in physical, cognitive, social and affective domains

This practical session will focus on the key principles of pedagogical models to support an inclusive and effective approach to curriculum delivery
Dr Vicky Goodyear, Lecturer in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy, University of Birmingham  & Leigh Churchward, Curriculum Leader PE, Buckingham School

Innovative assessment strategies in line with the latest PE curriculum to ensure pupil progress is accurately measured and supported throughout KS1 and KS2
Greg Dryer, Director, Centre for Physical Education and Youth Sport, Kingston University

“I just can’t do PE!”
Learn how you can build confidence and resilience in your students, instil growth mindsets and turn failures into positives
Bradley Busch, Inner Drive

Resilience in practice

Put your strategies for building resilience to the test and discuss different approaches to take when supporting typically challenging student groups

11:25 – 11:55

Morning refreshments: Take part in our PE huddle!

11:55 – 12:40

Interactive workshops 2

2A – Physical activity

2B – GCSE masterclass

2C – Technology in PE

Gain a raft of new ideas to complement your current PE curriculum: Embed additional physical activity within the school day, help tackle obesity and encourage an active lifestyle in school

Ali Sturla, Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust

What have we learnt so far under the new GCSE syllabus?

How to manage the shift to 60% theory, adapt your teaching to a new cohort of students and gain strategies to deliver more challenging content to GCSE students

Kirk Bizley, Course Leader Secondary PGCE PE, Bath Spa University

Game-changing technological solutions to transform the delivery of PE in your school: The best apps and tools for video analysis, replays, communication, assessment and health tracking all at your fingertips 

Dylan Blain, Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol Lecturer in Physical Education, The University of Wales, Trinity St David

Testing technology

Now it’s your turn!

Gain hands-on experience and understand how technology can be used as a pedagogical tool in PE

12:45 – 13:10
Inspirational address

The psychology of winning: Motivating your students, developing talent and inspiring children to achieve their potential and become the sporting stars of tomorrow
Margaret Alphonsi MBE, England Rugby World Cup Winner

13:10 – 14:10

Lunch: Network with peers and hear from even more great speakers at our PE huddle!

14:10 – 14:45
Engaging students in PE

9 easy engagement ideas and games to build enthusiasm, teach a range of skills and increase participation in PE lessons without breaking the budget
Hear 3 new ideas from 3 different schools that you can try in your next lesson
Rachel Houghton-Moody, Subject Lead for PE & School Sport, The Education Village Academy Trust

Have you got plenty of your own ideas? Share them and support your colleagues!
Send us your top 3 ‘quick-win’ strategies for PE engagement ahead of the conference and leave with a pack containing up to 300 ideas!

14:45 – 15:20
Healthy schools

Easy to implement ideas and techniques to enhance mindset, wellbeing and psychological health: Utilize the latest research from sport, education and organisational psychology to create a whole-school approach and help students thrive

Bradley Busch, Inner Drive

15:20 – 15:40

Afternoon refreshments

15:40 – 16:25

Interactive workshops 3

3A – Assessment strategies

3B – Practical PE in the classroom

3C – Primary school staff training

Innovative assessment and marking strategies in line with the latest PE curriculum to ensure student progress is accurately measured and supported throughout KS3 and KS4

Rachel Houghton-Moody, Subject Lead for PE & School Sport, The Education Village Academy Trust

Inadequate PE facilities? Hall always in use?
Take part in our practical PE in the classroom workshop and gain ideas to deliver engaging PE lessons with limited space

Be prepared for a practical, hands-on workshop!
Simon Scarborough, Assistant Principal, Winterbourne International Academy

Effective training techniques and available resources to provide primary staff with the confidence to deliver engaging PE lessons and ensure their enthusiasm for PE is infectious
Ryan Ellis, PE teacher and adviser, Sporting Influence and Founder of The PE Umbrella Podcast & David Moss, Founder, Sporting Influence Ltd


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