Torbay Primary PE Conference 2021
The event is a must for all Primary Teachers and Support Staff, who would like to improve the opportunities and experiences of young people in their schools through one or more of the following three strands:
· Physical Education
· Physical Activity & Sport
The event will provide networking opportunities, specialist insight and guidance around hot topics, plus a welcome from the Association of Physical Education (AfPE) CEO, Sue Wilkinson.
There will be 9 workshops for you to choose from, choose 1,2 and 3 and then a reserve.
|No.||Workshop Title||Content Summary||Deliverer||Deliverer Profile|
|1||Delivering high quality, purposeful PE and school sport||What is the government guidance and what supporting documents are available to help support the delivery of high quality PE? This workshop will focus on the components of a high quality PE lesson and how to raise standards across your school.||Chris Caws||Chris Caws, Regional Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust. Chris is a very experienced physical education professional, who has been immersed in the work of supporting schools to transform the lives of children through PE, physical activity and sport for over 30 years.|
|2||Reshaping PE post Covid-19||Post pandemic – now is the time to look at the purpose of PE and how it is positioned within your school. This session will create discussion and question whether your curriculum and sport provision meets the needs of your pupils moving forward. It will be a chance to reflect as well as discuss ideas to create a curriculum to engage and enthuse lifelong participation.||Matt Upston||Matt Upston is a Primary PE Consultant, based in Devon but works over the country. He has a wealth of experience working in and with primary school children, staff and wider school community on many different subjects and themes. He has taught Primary PE for over 20 years and also has created and delivered the physical education content to post-grad students as part of the PGCE at Exeter University for the past 5 years.|
|3||Practical tips when preparing for an Ofsted deep dive in PE||This session will provide an overview of the Ofsted Education Inspection Framework and the implications and opportunities this presents for PE.||Sue Wilkinson MBE||Sue was formerly secondary trained in Human Movement Studies & taught in secondary schools & completed outreach work in local schools. She has been an Advisory Teacher responsible for first, middle & primary school Physical Education, an Ofsted team inspector for primary Physical Education. Sue is the current Chief Executive Officer for the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) and in 2016, she was awarded an MBE for her services to education.|
|4||What are we doing to engage our least active young people?||How are schools catering for disadvantaged and the least active young people? How can we engage these individuals? This session will reflect upon the poverty that exists in Torbay and asks the question, ‘what can we do to ensure that our most disadvantaged and inactive children take up a physical activity offer?’||Emma Truscott||Emma is an experienced and insirational PE teacher at St Cuthbert Mayne school in Torquay. She has led PE support to a network of local primary schools for the past 10 years, creating a robust and effective programme that has helped to increase participation and improve the quality of PE in all of the schools she has worked with. Emma is also the Health Coordinator in her school.|
|5||Staff wellbeing||Prioritising staff wellbeing has never been more important. What kind of wellbeing strategies linked to physical activity are being used in schools and what are the benefits?||Jason Wood||Jason works for Active Devon and leads a programme of support for primary schools across the County. He has a responsibility for developing volunteers, coaches and clubs, bringing a wealth of experience to the role.|
|6||Translating the personal development agenda into good practice||This workshop will support schools to understand the role PE, school sport and physical activity can play in translating the personal development agenda into good practice, touching upon how to nurture pupils character and develop social and emotional skills in a whole school approach.||Chris Caws||Chris Caws, Regional Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust. Chris is a very experienced physical education professional, who has been immersed in the work of supporting schools to transform the lives of children through PE, physical activity and sport for over 30 years.|
|7||Effective use of the PE and School Sport Premium funding||With the recent announcement that the PE & School Sport Premium funding will continue for 2021/2022 as well as schools being allowed to carry money over from the last 2 years, there is a great opportunity to look at spending to create a legacy within schools for young people. This session will consider some examples of good spending, but also talk about the new report form and what not to spend it on!||Matt Upston||Matt Upston is a Primary PE Consultant, based in Devon but works over the country. He has a wealth of experience working in and with primary school children, staff and wider school community on many different subjects and themes. He has taught Primary PE for over 20 years and also has created and delivered the physical education content to post-grad students as part of the PGCE at Exeter University for the past 5 years.|
|8||Active classrooms||In this workshop we will explore the benefits of healthy lifestyles, the barriers to exercise, the challenges that our schools face and some practical suggestions to incorporate activity into classroom based lessons across the curriculum.||Sophie Steer & Ellie Stanley||Sophie Steer and Ellie Stanley are PE Teachers at The Spires College in Torquay. They have created a successful primary PE partnership over the last 5 years involving 9 local primary schools. They are passionate about getting students of all ages active and developing key skills from a young age.|
|9||It’s only an hour!||Fewer than one in five young people meet the recommended 60 active minutes every day.
How can we address this in schools thinking about active playtimes, club links
& exit routes, as well as creating healthy habits for all.
|Ben Passenger||Director of Sport at Torquay Boys’ Grammar School with a range of secondary and primary school teaching experience. Founder of the highly successful MATCHES Partnership with local primary schools in Torbay. Avid sports fan, successful coach & manager at a range of local senior & junior sports clubs, with a passion for positive impacts through sport & physical activity.|