Morning, Thursday, 25th June 2020
THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED
This conference examines PE and sports provision with education.
Discussion will focus on:
- priorities for improving inclusion and participation,
- supporting schools and their staff, and
- encouraging wider community engagement.
It takes place in the context of:
- government commitments to invest £17m in primary school PE teaching, and £15m every year to support schools in widening the use of their sports facilities; and
- the School Sport Action Plan aims to make sport part of young people’s daily lives, involve parents and teachers, and take a coordinated approach to physical and mental wellbeing;
The agenda will bring out latest thinking on:
- how to further grow engagement in sport at primary level - including how to increase inclusiveness and develop partnerships with communities,
- the future of sports facilities in schools and options for improvement and refurbishment;
- funding upgrades to facilities, including the role of professional sporting bodies and options such as opening facilities after school hours.
There will be a keynote contribution from Tim Hollingsworth, Chief Executive, Sport England.
Further confirmed speakers include: Ali Arber, Head of PE, Aylesbury High School; Heather Douglas, UK Coaching; Arun Kang, Sporting Equals; Alison Oliver, Youth Sport Trust; Nick Perchard, Premier League; Dr Tracy Vell, Health Innovation Manchester; Sue Wilkinson, Association of Physical Education and a senior speaker confirmed from OCR.
Baroness Bryford has kindly agreed to chair part of this seminar.
The agenda in summary
- Enhancing access and participation to sport in schools and communities;
- Implementation of the School Sport Action Plan - curriculum time, facilities, and supporting teachers;
- School sport and Ofsted’s new inspection framework - work to support the personal development of pupils;
- Enhancing the engagement of disadvantaged pupils in sports and activities;
- Widening inclusion and participation - community engagement, diversity, and opportunities beyond the classroom; and
- Next steps for PE and sport education policy.
Engagement with policy officials at this conference
Westminster Education Forum conferences typically attract strong interest from policymakers. This seminar will be an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with officials who have reserved places from the DCMS and the HMPPS.