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The chief medical officers recommend that all children are active for 60 minutes day. This session will explore ways you can reduce sedentary behaviour and increase physical activity levels in your school.

Stephanie Selsby, Thanet School Games Organiser. Steph is the School Games Organiser for Thanet, based at Ursuline College in Westgate. She is a qualified secondary PE Teacher and has worked in the education sector for over 10 years. She is the strategic Lead for the Girls Football in Schools Partnership in Thanet and feels very strongly about equal opportunities in sport for all individuals.

Lisa Sparkes, Garlinge Primary School. Lisa is the PE and Sport Lead at Garlinge Primary School in Margate, Kent. A larger than average School with over 700 pupils. Lisa has worked in schools for over 19 years and teaches all sports. Her vision is to provide a fun and meaningful experience within PE, school sport and physical activity. Lisa is also a published author of ‘Ready, Steady, Teach PE’.

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What does it look and feel like to be a pupil at our school, within the context of PE & School Sport?   

This session will look at what we mean by inclusion and provide 5 Top Tips on how schools can develop an inclusive offer with their young people. It will provide simple strategies and resources that schools can access.

Vicci Wells, Youth Sport Trust. Vicci is Head of Sport and SEND Inclusion for children’s charity the Youth Sport Trust. For several years she has directly overseen the charity’s inclusion work with the Department for Education, Sport England and partners, including leading an internationally recognized network of Lead Inclusion Schools. Vicci has been a National SEND Advocate, a Global Change Mentor for Special Olympics and has recently written a Think Piece around the role sport sanctuaries can play to support young people most impacted by the pandemic as they return to school life. She also holds several governance roles within education (including one as Chair along with being a Trustee of a MAT) and is author of the blog ‘The young (ish) School Governor’.

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The FA Girls Football School Partnership

The Football Association and Barclays, supported by the Youth Sport Trust have a vision to give girls equal access to football in schools by 2024. This workshop will provide an overview of that vision and practical ways in which your school can get involved locally.

Fiona Firth, Youth Sport Trust. Fiona has worked in the sport and physical activity sector for 15 years starting as a local sports coach before moving to New York complete her masters in Therapeutic Recreation, working specifically with children with autism. She then returned to the UK and worked within an Active Partnership leading on many CYP projects and programmes including leading on their County School Games offer. She has now been at the Youth Sport Trust for 3 years as a Development Manager taking the mission and vision of the organisation and embedding it locally.

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Rethinking Your Role as a PE Lead

This session will cover the role and responsibilities of a PE lead, key tasks that form part of the role, the Primary PE and Sport Premium, accountability and ideas to take back to the classroom.

Sharon Denney, Blueprint Consultancy. Sharon is an ex-local authority PE adviser and is now working part-time as an independent consultant and primary school SENCo/teacher of PE.

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