Conference 2024: Physical Activity and Movement - The Curriculum and Beyond!

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Our 2024 Conference: Physical Activity and Movement - The Curriculum and Beyond! is kindly supported by New Balance.

Primary school head teachers and PE Leads are invited to join us for our dedicated Children and Young People conference taking place on Thursday 7th March 2024 at North Lakes Hotel, Penrith.

This event will be an invaluable and unique opportunity to hear from a range of guest speakers and schools sharing best practice and to participate in numerous workshops.

The event will provide delegates with an opportunity to: -

  • Understand the issues and challenges children and young people face in Cumbria, and the importance of physical and mental wellbeing. 
  • Understand Sport England’s approach to increasing activity amongst children and young people through their Uniting the Movement Strategy, and their recent work on Physical Literacy. 
  • Learn about whole school approaches to physical activity and the impact they can have on a wide range of outcomes. 
  • Develop practice and understanding through the provision of specific CPD opportunities.

Booking Information

Date: Thursday 7th March 2024

Time: 9.15am-3.45pm

Venue: North Lakes Hotel, Penrith CA11 8QT

Cost:  £70.  Booking closes on February 26th. 

Key Note Speakers:-

Katrina Stephens

Katrina Stephens, Westmorland and Furness Council Director of Public Health

Katrina joined Westmorland and Furness Council as Director of Public Health in July 2023. In this role she has oversight of, and responsibility for the Council’s public health and public protection functions. She is also a Board Member for Active Cumbria.

Katrina undertook her public health training in Greater Manchester, qualifying as a Consultant in Public Health in 2016. Prior to joining Westmorland and Furness Council, Katrina worked in Oldham for 7 years, where she was Director of Public Health from 2018 to 2023. As well as public health, this role included oversight of the Council’s heritage, libraries, arts, leisure and youth services. Her early career background included work in local authorities, NHS and voluntary sector, at both local and national levels.

Outside of work Katrina is a keen runner, although unusually for someone who lives in Cumbria, she is more comfortable running on the roads than in the fells. 

Katrina will speak around understanding the issues and challenges children and young people face in Cumbria, and the importance of physical and mental wellbeing.

Jo Moss

Joanne Moss is Strategic Policy Lead for Children and Young People at Sport England.

Sport England is responsible for delivering sport and physical activity at community level across England. For 8 years prior to this she was Partnership Director at Lancashire Sport, where she led strategic partnerships across education, health, sport, and community. For 2 years Joanne also held the role of acting Chief Executive of the Lancashire Sport Partnership helping drive the development of the partnerships 5-year sport and physical activity strategy for Lancashire ‘Changing Lives.’ Joannes early career began leading the then Government and English Sports Council Funded, Action Sport Programme in Preston, Lancashire, where she gained some of the most powerful insights into barriers many young people face when trying to access sport and physical activity. Joanne is passionate about the benefits that sport, physical activity and being active can have on people’s lives, particular young people.

Jo will speak on building positive experiences for children and young people: Sport England’s focus through Uniting the Movement. 

Elaine Wyllie

Elaine Wyllie MBE

Elaine Wyllie MBE is the former Head Teacher of St Ninians Primary School (Scotland), where she created The Daily Mile as a simple solution to a modern challenge. The initiative has since grown to encompass over 4.5 million children across 100 countries, and Elaine has continued to drive the initiative as a Trustee. In a time where children’s health has never been more important, Elaine is particularly passionate about ensuring that the voices of children are not lost within the health and education sector. 

Elaine will speak about whole school approaches to physical activity and the impact they can have on a wide range of outcomes.