Teaching and Learning Conference 2018

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Bryn Llewellyn, Rich Allman & Ian Holmes – Helping Classrooms Move

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June 23, 2018

Workshop facilitators

Bryn Llewellyn, Richard Allman, Ian Holmes, Andy Daly-Smith

Name of Session

Helping Classrooms Move

Who is it for

Head teachers, Senior Leadership Teams, Middle Leaders, Teachers, RQ, NQT, ITT

Brief synopsis of workshop :

Modern schools are incredibly busy places with relentless pressures to increase standards.  In amongst all of this, the health and wellbeing of UK primary school children is on the decline.

  • Physical activity levels amongst UK primary-aged children are falling from as early as 7-years of age.
  • Only 10% of children achieve the daily recommendations for physical activity.
  • Increasing numbers of children in the UK are leaving school classified as obese or overweight. Traditional approaches towards improving health outcomes for children focus heavily upon Sport & PE during segmented periods of the school day. But does this engage all children in becoming more active? Or does it merely maintain the levels of those that are active already? This workshop will focus on the principles of Physically Active Learning (PAL). Research in this field has found that PAL can:
  • Improve classroom behaviour and activity engagement.
  • Significantly reduce sedentary periods of time.
  • Offer aggregated improvement in academic performance over time.

Bryn, Ian, Andy and Richard will share the benefits of blending research and practice from around the world – in addition to examples from their own practice.

What you will get out of it

Leaders will understand how to integrate PAL approaches into teaching and learning across your school.  Obtain fresh perspectives on how to maximise the impact of PE & Sports and understand how premium funding can impact ALL children’s physical activity levels EVERY DAY.  Teachers will be able to explore approaches, resources and strategies for organically integrating physical activity within the classroom environment and beyond and have an insight into new ways to enable children to sit less & move more, while fully engaging with their learning.

Profile of facilitators

Bryn Llewellyn worked in various UK schools for 25 years as a Teacher, Deputy Head and Acting Head Teacher. In 2012, he founded Tagtiv8 Active Learning. His pioneering approach to active learning and research not only provides an enjoyable alternative to classroom based learning, but promotes physical activity – crucial when challenging the increasing problem of sedentary lifestyles.

Ian Holmes is the Headteacher at Thorner Primary School. Physical activity and the related benefits sit at the heart of his school culture and ethos. Ian leads a school that aims to be an inspirational place to learn and play, with movement-based learning currently being trialled with specific classes to instill confidence in these methods and demonstrate the positive impact on teaching and learning for all.

Richard Allman is an SLE and SLT member at Malton Community Primary School. As a PE specialist he delivers CPD to school leaders, teaching staff and ITT students. Richard is passionate about empowering primary practitioners to integrate purposeful physical activity into classroom pedagogy.

Andy Daly-Smith is a Senior Lecturer at Leeds Beckett University. Beginning working life as a Sport Scientist, he soon realised that changing people’s lives through physical activity was more important than improving the performance of a few. At LBU, Andy leads a research unit focussed on understanding the impact, implementation and feasibility of physically active learning in schools.



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