West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference 2019

West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference 2019



A keynote from afPE's Sue Wilkinson set the precedent for what was to be a day to remember.


The 29th March saw Headteachers, PE teachers, Business Managers and Governors come together at Edgbaston Cricket Ground to learn, share, discuss, inspire and be inspired at the West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference 2019.


What brought them together? A passion for PE, school sport and physical activity.


Welcoming industry experts and leaders, insights were shared on mental health, pupil engagement, breaking down the gender barrier and school workforce development; pressing topics of today that demand our attention.



What did the day involve? 


A keynote from afPE's Sue Wilkinson, ‘A national update – Hitting the target, missing the point?’, providing delegates with the latest national updates and guidance on effective use of the PE and Sport Premium.


The following practical sessions and workshops from industry experts and leaders offering key insights:


  • Physically Active Learning - Impacting academic performance

Andrew Stanton (QTS /Maths Lead), Programme Development Manager, Aspire


  • Effective reporting of your PE and Sport Premium spend

Sue Wilkinson MBE, CEO, Association of Physical Education and Gina Wallis, Association for Physical Education


  • Apprenticeship training for workforce development and physical activity engagement

Karl Rogerson, Principal, Billesley Primary School


  • Creating an active playground

James Morgan, Learning and Development Manager, Aspire


  • Strategies to improve and support mental health in your school

Tania Swift, Founder B Inspired, Author & Advisor


  • Effective techniques to enhance physical activity in the Early Years

Danielle Griffiths (QTS / Early Years Lead) Tutor Mentor, Aspire


  • Getting your whole school active! Meeting the Government’s 30:30 requirements

Martine Verweij, International Athlete, Founder Kids Run Free, Governor


Not forgetting an intermission run by BhangraBlaze which got the entire room moving and smiling! Plus, a delicious buffet and tea and coffee on tap.


We would like to thank all speakers, exhibitors and delegates, the day would not have been the success it was without you all!


Here's to next year!