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The Department for Education recently confirmed the Primary PE & Sport Premium is to continue at the doubled rate of £320 million for the 2019-20 academic year. How are you going to spend it to make sure you meet the required improvements for effective use and sustainability? Find out how our PECS programme ticks all the boxes.
Former professional football player, Rochdale AFC legend and two time cancer survivor Joe Thompson will delivering the closing keynote at this years Active Schools Conference. His emotional keynote will take you on a journey through his battles both on and off the pitch, highlighting the true power of sport.
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.
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.
Dr Gerald Griggs has worked in education for over twenty years before taking up his current role in 2016 as Head of Academics at the University Campus of Football Business (UCFB). He is a globally recognised figure in his field of Primary Physical Education - his keynote at this years Active Schools Conference is one not to be missed.
Dream Big Sports are pleased to announce Will Swaithes as a workshop leader for this years Active Schools Conference 2019. This interactive workshop will provide delegates the chance to reflect on the value and purpose of physical education focussing on physical literacy, health and wellbeing and wider student focused outcomes.
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.
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.
At Dream Big Sports we overwhelmingly believe that our Dance and Cheer provision has the ability to hit at least three of the above foundations. It goes without saying, our dance and cheer provision certainly meets the creativity and performing sections of the five foundations, however Dance and Cheer is also a fantastic way to help keep children and young people active.
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.
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.
The whole workforce at Dream Big Sports welcomes Sports Minister, Mims Davies’ call for physical activity to be put on a par with reading and writing. In her first major speech as Sports Minister she boldly outlined her priorities, one being to ensure children are given opportunities to develop the fundamental skills that are crucial to being physically literate.