Active Schools Conference 2019 - Workshop Announcement: Ian Burchett

Active Schools Conference 2019 - Workshop Announcement: Ian Burchett

Co-operative Academy Trust Education Director, Ian Burchett will be leading a workshop at this years Active Schools Conference with the focus on highlighting the power of sport on the wider intangibles throughout school. His role within the MAT puts him in a prime position to speak from experience and evidence the impact sport has had in improving wider outcomes other than in PE.

Active Schools Conference 2019 - Keynote Speaker Announcement: Professor Lorraine Cale

Active Schools Conference 2019 - Keynote Speaker Announcement: Professor Lorraine Cale

Professor Lorraine Cale, the Associate Dean (Teaching) and a Professor in Physical Education and Sport Pedagogy in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences at Loughborough University will be providing a keynote at this year’s Active Schools Conference highlighting key pieces of research and  providing strategies on how to use PE to promote healthy and active lifestyles within your school environment.

What is PECS?

What is PECS?

The programme is led by expert mentors on a 1-to-1 basis, focusing on identifying areas where teachers can develop in order to improve pupil outcomes in PE. Teachers are offered regular, ongoing support with plenty of opportunities for self-reflection. The activities involved will include collaborative teaching activities, formative planning and assessment, and expert input for anything related to primary school PE. The whole programme is supported by comprehensive impact data, made available to schools through a cutting-edge online platform.

Active Schools Conference 2019 - The Official Launch

Active Schools Conference 2019 - The Official Launch

Dream Big Sports are very proud to launch the very first ‘Active Schools Conference’, the full day event will bring together the education community across Greater Manchester to celebrate physical education and school sport. 

The event will take place on Thursday 2nd May 2019 at the Oldham Event Centre (Boundary Park) is completely FREE for all schools, colleges and education establishments. 

The Benefits Of Dance!

The Benefits Of Dance!

Children who regularly take part in dance lessons are able to develop crucial fundamental movement skills such as balance, agility and co-ordination as well as many others along the way. In addition, children can also develop their listening and concentration skills which are essential for primary school children. It is evident that Dance promotes these skills as children have to listen to music and instructions throughout their lesson.

How to use the PE and Sport Premium - DfE Guidelines

How to use the PE and Sport Premium - DfE Guidelines

We continuously have conversations with schools with regards to the PE and School Sport Premium and how to make effective and sustainable use of it to focus on physical activity, staff CPD and pupil health and well-being to achieve their school's development plan. We feel the best way is to refer back to the Department for Education's Guidance Document and the five key indicators of improvement.