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Webinar: PE, Inclusive Sport and Wellbeing

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  • 24 Feb 2021
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In this session our new consortium partner Youth Sport Trust will be sharing some of the approaches they have developed with schools to support young people to rebuild, reconnect and recover during this period. The session will focus on:

  • A range of resources available for schools to access-inclusive of youth voice
  • A spotlight on Inclusive PE and ‘My PB’- an award winning resource (with bespoke content for special, Alternative Provision and mainstream schools) that enables teachers to use PE to teach fundamental life skills such as co-operation, responsibility and resilience, applying them to other lessons, life in school and their wider environment
  • Examples of outstanding inclusive practice by schools across the sector & signposting of opportunities for students to engage with sport at a participation and elite level outside of school.

The webinar will feature presentations from our WSS Deputy Regional SEND Lead Alistair Crawford, as well as guest speakers Victoria Wells and Kate Thornton-Bousfield.

The session is suitable for practitioners across all phases, in both mainstream and specialist settings.

Suitable for: Assistant Head Teacher, Deputy Head Teacher, Head Teacher, Inclusion Manager/Leader, Newly Qualified Teacher, SENCO, Senior Leader, Support staff, Teacher, Teaching Assistant

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Victoria Wells

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 Thornton-Bousfield

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 Crawford

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.