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Every Great School – Why and how physical activity matters in all schools

10 October, 2017 from 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

| £20

every great school


This event will consider the purpose of education in today’s world and reflect on how schools can support the physical and emotional wellbeing of young people; developing important life skills to ensure they are happy, healthy and successful in school and their futures.

Hosted by Stephen Munday (Chief Executive, Cam Academy Trust) and Lesley Birch (Executive Principal, Cambridge Primary Education Trust) from the Youth Sport Trust Headteacher Alliance. This is an event not to be missed, join us for inspiring and engaging presentations, topical networking, group discussions, exciting workshops, and the opportunity to pledge to make a real difference in your school.


Aimed at: Headteachers and Senior Leaders (Primary and Secondary)


Time Agenda Item
9:00am-9:30am Arrival and Refreshments
9:30am-10:15am Key Note – Geoff Barton (ASCL General Secretary)What is education for? Why bother with physical education?If constraints were removed, and Ofsted badges taken down, how could we reimagine what education is really for? Where do physical education and sport fit into this? How does the wider work ASCL are undertaking fit in here?
10:15am-10:45am Discussions and Feedback
10:45am-11:00am Break
11:00am-11:45am Key Note – Ali Oliver (Youth Sport Trust Chief Executive)What difference does physical activity make?From a PE and wider school context how is physical activity making an impact on the health and wellbeing of our pupils? How does good mental and physical health impact on school and pupil outcomes/attainment? Why is physical activity so important for every school?
11:45am-12:15pm Workshops – To include:Transition

Active Classrooms 30:30

Active Form Time

Daily Mile


Mental Health

12:15pm-12:30pm What Next and Close




Geoff Barton

In February 2017 Geoff Barton was elected General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, representing around 19,000 leaders of state and independent schools/colleges across the UK. Prior to this, for fifteen years Geoff was headteacher of King Edward VI School, a comprehensive school of 1650 students aged 11-18.

Geoff has written and edited more than 100 books on grammar and literacy, and writes regularly about education in the national press. He is a member of the steering group of the Tony Little Centre for Innovation and Research at Eton College, and is Patron of the English and Media Centre.



AliAli Oliver

Ali is the Chief Executive at the Youth Sport Trust, an independent charity devoted to changing young people’s lives through sport.

Ali joined the Youth Sport Trust in 2004 and has fulfilled the roles of Implementation Director, Sport Director and Managing Director before becoming the interim CEO in January 2015. Ali was appointed the permanent Chief Executive 1 July 2015. Prior to this Ali was the Deputy Director of Sport at the University of Bath and Director of Netball. In this role Ali worked on the English Institute of Sport project and established the first full time netball programme in the country and the Team Bath franchise of the Netball Super League. Ali was awarded the University prize for Innovation in Curriculum Design and Development for her work on academic programmes for full-time elite athletes. Before moving to the University of Bath, Ali was Head of PE at Millfield School, having started her career as teacher in Essex.





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Please note our Autumn Networking event for all primary PE leaders will be following on from this event (1pm – 3.30pm), please book on via the separate event page here.



10 October, 2017
9:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Claire McDonnell
01223 262503 ext225


Comberton Village College
West Street, Comberton, CB23 7DU United Kingdom
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