West Midlands PE and School Sport Conference


Friday 23rd March 2018
9.00am - 4.00pm

(Lunch and refreshments provided)


The MAC Birmingham
Cannon Hill Park, Queen's Ride, Birmingham B12 9QH


Providing the latest national updates on the Primary PE and School Sport Premium, sharing best practice, discussing effective use of funding and showcasing practical ideas to support and enhance existing school provision.

For PE Subject Leaders, members of the Senior Leadership Team, Business Managers and Governors.

Just £50 per person (Ex VAT). Price includes refreshments & lunch.


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Conference Agenda


09:00 – 09:30

Registration and Networking


09:30 – 09:40

Welcome and Introduction


09:40 – 10:25

Keynote: Inspiring more young people to be more active, more often 

It is essential that all schools are utilising their Primary PE and School Sport Premium in an effective and sustainable way. Understand the difference between PE, sport and physical activity and learn what your school can do to ensure your pupils can lead healthy, active lives.

Sue Wilkinson MBE, CEO, Association for Physical Education


10:25 – 10:40

Refreshments, Marketplace and Networking


10:40 – 11:40

Workshop Session A

Choose between one of three workshops (limited spaces, please register your preferences in advance)


1. Create a sustainable workforce and boost the health and well-being of your pupils on a budget

The Apprenticeship Levy presents many opportunities for schools and with the right training and support, Apprentices can help more children be more active in your school. This workshop dispels some of the myths, shares good practice and helps your school identify ways to best use its Levy pot.

Paul Griffiths, Business Development Director, Aspire


2. Helping your pupils be physically active within and beyond the school day 

How does your school meet the Chief Medical Officer guidance and help your children achieve 60 minutes of physical activity each day? Understand physical activity trends, good practice guidance, funding opportunities and methods that your school can implement to help all pupils be more active, more often.

Tim Aldred, Active Black Country & Sara Harnett, Sport Birmimgham


3. Using active learning to promote whole school development 

Building on existing practice, this workshop helps you understand how physical activity and sport can be used to boost confidence and attainment in maths. You will be introduced to a variety of practical activities that can be implemented in your school to create memorable learning experiences for your children.                                                                     

 Andrew Stanton (QTS), Programme Development Manager, Aspire



11:40 – 12:40

Workshop Session B

Choose between one of the three above workshops (limited spaces, please register your preferences in advance)


12:40 – 13:30

Lunch, Marketplace and Networking


13:30 – 14:30

Workshop Session C


The new Primary PE and Sports Premium reporting requirements 

Is your school in the position to evidence the impact of your Primary PE and Sport Premium spend, by the April deadline? This interactive workshop leads you through the reporting process and provides you with the tools to help you report effectively, in-line with Government requirements.

Sue Wilkinson MBE, CEO and Eileen Marchant, Board Member, Association for Physical Education


14:30 – 14:45

Refreshments, Marketplace and Networking


14:45 – 15:15

Case Study: The Benefits of Active Learning in Schools

Andrew Wills & Josh Hegarty, Wellford Primary School


Case Study: Apprenticeships and whole school impact

Karl Rogerson, Billesley Primary School


Case Study: Enhancing teachers’ confidence and knowledge in PE

Jackie Beech & Shelley Horne, All Saints CE Primary School


15:15 – 15:30

Summary and close


15:30 – 16:00

Prize draw, Networking and Marketplace


Programme subject to change




Aspire's organisation – from project management, back office administration and on ground delivery – has been incredibly good which has enabled the programme to not only be a success but we have been able to include a much larger number than originally thought.

Catherine Stephenson
Staffordshire County Council

Aspire offer a positive ongoing relationship, consistent high-quality team members through different programmes and peace of mind

Hillary Primary School

Aspire offer us reliability, a high standard of tuition & flexibility

St Margaret's CE Primary School

Our children have enjoyed the approach to maths, through the Maths on the Move Programme - it focuses their learning and shows them the importance of maths in everything (it's not just a subject).

St Mary's RC Primary School

This is the 3rd time that my children have come to Aspire Active Camps, they love it and are already asking to go back! My younger daughter is brimming with confidence from her new-found sports skills and my older daughter has discovered a love for basketball. Top marks for the team all round!

Active Camps Parent 6/9/16

We have worked with Aspire Sports for over five years. The quality of delivery has always been excellent. The coaches are well qualified, knowledgeable and child friendly.

Sue Bailey
The Arthur Terry School

WSAS have had an extremely positive and long standing relationship with Aspire Sports. The feedback from our schools has been outstanding and we always achieve our pass rate targets. We communicate regularly, the support staff are always on hand to help out and are very professional and friendly. Aspire always go beyond our expectations.

Faye Haworth
Wilson Stuart Active Society

My child loves the range of activities on offer. I am always impressed by the positive, professional and friendly team both at the camp and the office.

Active Camp Parent 31/10/16