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School staff explore their role in empowering all young people to be active in a way that works for them

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More than 200 headteachers, teachers, PE Leads and others working to empower all young people in education settings to be active in a way that works for them, attended the Notts Primary PE, Sport and Physical Activity Conference on Monday 20 November.

Organised by Active Notts and the Notts School Games Organiser Network, the event was held at Eastwood Hall and focused on the Making our Move shared aim of enabling children and young people to have positive experiences of being active throughout their childhood.

Workshops were delivered by a range of local and national partners, and included topics such as Youth Engagement, Creating Meaningful PE, Teach Active, Well Schools, Dance, Neurodiversity in Sport and Physical Activity, the Primary PE and Sport Premium, and Physical Literacy.

The keynote session was delivered by Dave McPartlin, Headteacher of Flakefleet Primary School – Britain’s Got Talent Golden Buzzer Finalists 2019, Happiest School 2018 and Pearson School of the Year Runner Up 2019. In an inspirational talk Dave spoke about the difference that school staff make to the lives of children and how daring to dream has taken him and his pupils on a number of adventures. He also spoke about the importance of movement, physical activity and of looking after ourselves, and how PE and sport can foster a sense of belonging.

Marie Gash, Headteacher at Oak Tree Primary School in Mansfield, said: “To have the time to sit, to look and to think and to talk with other PE Leads is really beneficial, bouncing ideas off each other and making those contacts.”

The final session was delivered by School Games Organisers, who spent time with their schools to deliver local updates and to reflect
people had
share their
colleagues. Key actions which were shared included prioritising student voice, movement integration within lessons, and implementing ways to ensure PE is accessible for all.