The future for sport in schools




Guests of Honour: Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian and Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Craig Whittaker MP, Member, Education Select Committee

This seminar will provide a timely opportunity to consider key issues around sport in England's schools, including the new PE Curriculum and the impact of the youth sport strategy on securing an Olympic legacy. It comes after Government's recent announcement of £150m per annum of ring-fenced funding for primary sport, and follows the publication of the Education Select Committee's report, School sport following London 2012: No more political football.

Delegates will discuss the content and implementation of the new Physical Education Programme of Study for Key Stages 1-4, and how schools can ensure the provision of a wide range of team and individual sports. 

Further sessions will examine efforts to widen participation in sport and exercise among pupils, and how talented pupils can best be identified and supported to fulfil their potential. The impact of new ring-fenced funding for specialist provision in primary schools will also be discussed.

This seminar will bring together key stakeholders - including school leaders, teacher training professionals, youth sport organisations, sport federations, representatives of local authorities and other interested parties - with senior policymakers and officials.

We are delighted that Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, Paralympian and Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport; Craig Whittaker MP, Member, Education Select Committee and Jo Colin, Head of Physical Literacy, Youth Sport Trust have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Further confirmed speakers include: Vicky Beer, Executive Principal, Ashton on Mersey School, Cheshire; Ali Cope, Partnership Manager and School Games Organiser, Cambridge School Sport Partnership; Helen Griffiths, Chief Executive, Fields in Trust; Barry Horne, Chief Executive, English Federation of Disability Sport; John Mills, Director, Coaching, Education and Development, British Cycling Federation; Simon Morgan, Head, Community Development, Premier League;Rebecca Mottershead, Headteacher, Church Hill Primary School, Barnet; Martin Radmore, Lead Adviser and Strategic Lead for Physical Education, Norfolk County Council; Brian Shaw, Curriculum Coordinator, PE and School Sport, Essex County Council and Strategic Lead, Education and Skills, Active Essex and Dr Malcolm Tozer, Editor, Physical Education and Sport in Independent Schools(2012).

Lord Addington, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group for Sport and Member, House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee and Rt Hon Dame Tessa Jowell MP, former Minister for Olympics and former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport have kindly agreed to chair this seminar.

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