Lancashire Primary PE, Movement & School Sport Conference 24th May

Lancashire County Council, Youth Sport Trust, Edge Hill University and Active Lancashire welcome you to attend our Primary School PE, movement and school sports conference. The day will consist of keynote speakers, CPD and workshops in which you can learn about delivering high-quality PE within the school, as well as encouraging a whole school approach to encouraging physical activity. A back to basics approach!

The day is aimed at PE leads, co-ordinators within Primary Schools, or those in senior leadership positions who have a keen interest in PE, school sport and physical activity. Throughout the week commencing the 24th of May, we will also run some online sessions for headteachers, and senior leaders where they will be able to engage and have discussions with peers around the importance of physical activity and PE. This information and content will be available on this webpage at a later date.

Sign up for this event here

When signing up for the event, please select a different workshop for each of the 3 sessions. This should allow all to hopefully attend the sessions they wish.

24th May Edge Hill University Agenda

9:00-9.30am Arrival
Refreshments will be provided on arrival before heading into the theatre for the keynote speakers.

9.30-10.30 Introduction & Keynote speakers
Hear from Dr Andy Daly-Smith (Bradford University) around the importance of a whole-school approach to physical activity and movement. As well as the importance of high-quality PE. A brief introduction to the Creating Active School framework (CAS) and Physical activity learning (PAL) will be discussed.

Also hear from Jess Squires, PE advisor for Lancashire County Council who introduce some of the sessions we have lined up for the day, as well as highlighted some of the key areas within her role, and things that schools need to be aware of in the future.
*Content on each workshop can be seen below the agenda for the day!

10.30 -11 Break (Those undertaking the swimming CPD, Dance, Quidditch, Invasion Games will need to be ready for their session at 11am)

11 -12pm Workshop 1

12-1pm Lunch

1pm -2pm Workshop 2

2-2.30pm Break & Make may to next workshop (Those attending swimming please head straight to pool)

2.30-3.30pm Workshop 3

3.30pm Close and Leave
Please feel free to leave once your final workshop has finished.

Designing and assessing your PE curriculum

In this workshop we will use the Lancashire PE Passport App and website to explore how to use the assessment and evidence functions.

  1. To use the Lancashire PE Passport App to develop confidence in assessing using the outcomes and evidence function lesson by lesson.
  2. To understand how to use the APP to evidence progression through the e-portfolios and tracking system.
  3. To understand how to use the core tasks to assess the end of unit assessment.
  4. To be aware of end of year expectations using the Lancashire Progression of skills document and PE Passport App.
  5. To explore the assessment functionality via the PE Passport website.

Delivered by Jess Squires (Lancashire County Council)

Improving the delivery of dance in Primary Schools - Dance through the Decades (max 25)

Dance is an incredible vehicle for whole child development and can help to support physical, social, cognitive and emotional wellbeing when delivered well. This workshop aims to build through sharing approaches and techniques that will ensure children go on to experience, high quality, engaging lessons.

Delivered by Glenn Swindlehurst and Edge Hill PGCE PE Specialists

EYFS Healthy Movers – Youth Sport Trust (YST resource for 2-5 year olds)

The Healthy Movers programme is designed to support two to five-year-olds physical literacy, self-esteem and wellbeing. At the end of this workshop delegates will be able to:

  • Define the role of physical activity in child development
  • Identify the EYFS cross curricular opportunities provided by Healthy Movers
  • Plan and deliver a safe physical activity opportunity using the Healthy Movers resource to meet the needs of all children.

Delivered by the Youth Sport Trust

Learning through Invasion Games

This practical workshop will explore What is a game? It will develop delegates understanding of the different instructional games models suitable for KS2 and the benefits of learning through games. It will explore effective pedagogy and structures within games lessons.

Delivered by Chris Bramall (Lancashire FA)

Introduction to Quidditch

The workshop will inform and enthuse participants about the potential of Quidditch to engage all pupils in physical activity, particularly targeted groups and young people who are difficult to engage in traditional sports.

Participants will experience the roles, rules and skills involved in Quidditch and explore how these can be incorporated into the PE national curriculum, providing an inclusive, dynamic new activity that can also be utilised for innovative extra-curricular delivery, or for intra and inter school tournaments.

Delivered by Matthew Vaudrey (Enrich Education)

Deep Dive PE

In this workshop we will explore the Deep Dive inspection for Physical Education. We will be joined by two PE Subject Leaders who explain their experience of a recent Deep Dive Inspection.

  • To use the Lancashire PE Passport App to develop confidence in answering questions about pupil progress and data.
  • To understand how to use the APP to evidence progression through the e-portfolios and tracking system.
  • To look at a variety of questions used in the Deep Dive Inspection.
  • To be aware of how the 2.5 hour deep dive will be structured.
  • Q&A with PE subject leaders who have recently had a Deep Dive Inspection.

Delivered by Jess Squires (Lancashire County Council) and 2 PE specialists

Fundamental Movement Skills - One schools approach.

This workshop will explore one schools approach to developing and accessing fundamental movement skills at KS1. They have developed this approach into supporting FMS assessment at both EY and into KS2.

The workshop will also explore how to assess the children at both EY, baseline at KS1 and at the end of the key stage

Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Broadway Primary School's story:

Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL) Broadway Primary School's story:from a disused Taxi and speedboat in the playground to Hollands Pie trays being used for den building, come and listen to the journey of Rossendale's Broadway Primary School and how they have re- defined playtime and the playground with the support of Outdoor Play and Learning (OPAL).   Come along and learn how Broadway has taken a whole school approach to play and the impact it's having on wellbeing, activity levels, playground cohesion and learning. 

Teaching Physical Literacy in the Water.

An introduction to how to delivering fun games and activities in a school swimming lessons, and how these can help to increase confidence, support sport-specific development and lead to a positive relationship with the water.


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