ISA conference to look at power of sport to enhance wellbeing

The online event in May will look at the power of sport to enhance the wellbeing, achievement and leadership of young people

The Independent Schools Association (ISA) has launched details of its PE and Sport Conference, taking place online on 6 May. The event will look at the power of sport to enhance the wellbeing, achievement and leadership of young people.

The conference will ask whether enough is being done in schools to embrace innovation, consider all young people in what is offered and adapt to the changing needs of pupils.

Delivered in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, the event is suitable for PE teachers, directors of sport, sports coaches and academic teachers who teach sport.

Scott Brand, national sports officer at the ISA, said physicality has been a “casualty” of the pandemic with major implications for mental and physical health, but schools and community organisers can play their part in the road to recovery.

“School sport is amid a period of enforced hibernation, but this provides us with an opportunity,” said Brand. “It can be planning a refresh, so that its return is accompanied by a new and dynamic strategy that gives it improved impetus, and a more attractive format. Plans for building a new culture of participation can be underway.

The opportunity to emerge with an improvement in school sport and a less constrained calendar will exist for the school year 2021-22 – Scott Brand, ISA

“The opportunity to emerge with an improvement in school sport and a less constrained calendar will exist for the school year 2021-22. It is a unique opportunity to redefine the purpose behind delivery.

“The hope that autumn term 2021 will see a return to ‘normal’ in school sport appears, at this stage, well-founded.”


You can register for the conference at www.isaschools.org.uk/events/pe-and-sport-conference-2021

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