Schools conference: Bringing the everyday curriculum into sport

Schools conference: Bringing the everyday curriculum into sport

A conference is to be held next month to officially launch South Shields FC Foundation’s new programme for primary schools and nurseries.

Led by the Foundation’s Nathan Kew, the conference will be held at The Word, in Market Place, South Shields, on Friday, February 15.

We will discuss the current PE curriculum and how we can contribute to schools’ current provision.

We will also talk about interventions and how to successfully link literacy and numeracy into the PE curriculum.

Schools and nurseries which attend the conference will get the opportunity to meet other schools which have been piloting the programme during January.

As well as PE co-ordinators, the conference is aimed at school and nursery staff who have the responsibility for bringing the everyday curriculum into sport.

Nathan Kew, the Foundation’s Programme Delivery Lead, said: “We are very excited to welcome schools to the launch of our new programme.

“We feel that the programme can greatly assist primary and nurseries and look forward to explaining this at length at the conference.

“High-quality PE can have a huge impact on a child’s social, physical and emotional development, and this starts in primary education.

“It is vital children are given the best possible opportunity to get their physical education off to a good start, which is what we feel we are able to provide.

“The programme fits perfectly with the Foundation’s ethos, which is about improving the health and well-being of the local community.

“We hope that the conference is well-attended and that schools will be as enthused about the programme as we are.”

Nathan has written and developed the bespoke programme, and will deliver it in schools which sign up.

The conference will take place at The Word between 10am and 12pm on Friday, February 15, with lunch to follow.

Registration and coffee will begin at 9.30am.

If you would like to attend the conference, please send an email to foundation@southshieldsfc.co.uk.

Please note that all those who attend must be school or nursery staff.