Vicci has worked at the YST for over a decade in a variety of roles in sport and inclusion. As the national lead for the Trust’s Targeted Interventions work, she drives positive social action and addresses inequalities for young people, and leads on the DfE SEND Inclusion in PE, school sport and physical activity grant called Inclusion 2020. Vicci is also both a Chair of Governors in a primary school and a Trustee in a Multi Academy Trust for young people aged 4-19, including a Teaching School.
Kate is Head of Physical Education and Achievement at the Youth Sport Trust managing the team and overseeing their education curriculum work with the Department for Education, Ofsted, Sport England and partners. Kate writes course content for YST membership, oversees PE programmes and initiatives and supports the YST learning academy in developing and delivering content. Kate joined the Youth Sport Trust in January 2014 as Development manager for Physical Literacy. Previously, she spent 13 years teaching in 4 secondary schools and working across 6 primary schools in the North West of England. Kate is an ex-Director of Specialism, Head of PE and Senior Leader in charge of Teaching and learning. Kate supported the LA in delivery of professional development for Primary PE colleagues in Sefton. She was a consultant working with YST inducting and mentoring new Heads of Department and Directors of specialism in their posts. Kate was part of the writing team for National curriculum 2008, authored the Assessment guide for Youth Sport Trust and was an examiner for AQA.
Alistair is a Deputy Regional SEND Leader for Whole School SEND in the North. He currently leads two teaching schools and has extensive experience working as a teacher and senior leader across a range of specialist and mainstream schools. In his role as a specialist leader of education (SLE) and Teaching Schools lead Alistair has supported many schools and colleagues to develop their SEND provision and improve outcomes for all learners. More recently Alistair has enjoyed leading Physical development for Oak National Academy and is passionate about raising aspiration and participation levels for SEND learners in sport.
Youth Sport Trust
Youth Sport Trust are a children’s charity working to ensure every child enjoys the life-changing benefits that come from play and sport. They are also one of Whole School SEND's newest Consortium partners. YST harness the power of sport, physical activity and PE to increase young people’s life chances through improved wellbeing, healthier lifestyles and greater attainment. In this way we are helping children to become school ready, promoting inclusion and tolerance and giving young people a sense of belonging. Their work reaches around 20,000 schools across the UK and we operate on a local, national and global level. We lead in schools, partner in the community and support in the home.