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Best practice and innovation shared at first Derbyshire and Notts Secondary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference

Posted: Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:42

Best practice and innovation shared at first Derbyshire and Notts Secondary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference

Sharing best practice, innovative ideas and information was the order of the day at the first Derbyshire and Notts Secondary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference.

Heads of PE and PE Teachers from secondary schools across the two counties gathered for the full-day event at Nottingham Trent University's Clifton Campus, with the focus of unlocking the potential of PE, sport and physical activity to support the personal development of every pupil.

Delegates heard from Stacey Mullock, Head of Networks at the Youth Sport Trust, who gave the opening keynote and asked attendees to consider how they could ensure that PE is central to school life, and how they could cater for every pupil, not just the 10% who considered themselves 'sporty'.

Giving an overview of the new Ofsted framework, she said schools "need to prove how their PE offer is broad and balanced and caters for the 90%".

Delegates also got the chance to take part in a choice of workshops on topics such as Improving wellbeing through Physical Education; Mindfulness and Mental Health; Inclusive PE; Being More Conscious about Inclusion, Diversity and Participation; and a Practical Carousel with taster sessions in Parkour, Yoga and Zumba.

Best practice was also shared through a poster presentations session showcasing case studies from local schools, and delegates were re-energised after lunch with a keynote session delivered by Martin Burder from the Art of Brilliance, who spoke about the power of positivity and the advantages of happiness.

The event, held on Monday, June 24, was organised by Active Derbyshire and Active Notts, and supported by the Derbyshire Active Schools Network and the Notts School Games Organiser Network.

Tags: Developing Sport, Get Active, Sport system