PE and school sports are an integral part of a well-rounded education and the impact they can have on pupils’ progress and attainment is significant. Despite this, PE and sports are facing ever increasing challenges in schools, whether from the demands of the curriculum and exams, changes in assessment after levels, pupil engagement and leadership buy in.
In this environment, PE professionals in schools need up-to-date guidance and Optimus Education’s PE and School Sports National Conference will give them the information to develop an engaging curriculum, promote health and wellbeing amongst students and ensure that PE provision meets the latest accountability measures.
Two inspirational sports speakers will be giving keynote speeches: Perri Shakes-Drayton, an international hurdling champion and one of Britain’s top relay and 400m runners, and her award-winning coach Chris Zah.
Topics that will be covered during this flagship event include:
· the future of PE and school sport and new responsibilities moving forward
· the latest innovation and cutting-edge practice within learning and teaching in PE
· promoting active lifestyles and ensuring students are happy, engaged and healthy learners
· changes to exam specifications including new GCSEs and A Levels
· a ‘mastery’ approach to the PE curriculum and effective use of assessment to support progress.
Optimus Education’s Sara Boomsma said: “This won’t be a standard conference and exhibition, it will be an experience. Delegates, whether they’re teachers, curriculum leaders or headteachers, will return to work feeling inspired. The interactive sessions during the day, tailored to the specific needs of their school, will enable them to transform the delivery of PE and sports to their own pupils.”
For more information please visit www.optimus-education.com