Teaching Community Event

15th Sep 2016, 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Edge Hill University

kids playing sport

‘Evidencing the Impact of Primary PE and Sport Premium’ – Guidance and Templates for Head Teachers and PE Subject Leaders

Presented by Steve Parry, Total Swimming and Olympian and Emily Young, Edge Hill University.

The Government have recently announced that Sport Premium funding is to be doubled. From September 2017, £320million per year will be available to help schools support healthier, more active lifestyles. This funding will enable primary schools to make further improvements to the quality and breadth of PE and sport they offer. No other subject receives this injection of funds.

From September 2013, schools have been held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding by Ofsted. They are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.

This network session has been designed to provide schools with guidance and templates on meeting the statutory requirements of Ofsted.

Information will also be available about the Level 5 AfPE/SLUK Primary PE Specialist Course starting at Edge Hill in October 2016, as part of the support on offer from the University. The Level 5 Certificate in Primary School PE is a recognised qualification, developed by the Association for Physical Education (AfPE), which aims to up skill primary school teachers and higher level teaching assistants to improve the overall delivery of the Physical Education curriculum.

To register your interest in attending this free event, please contact Emily Young (Senior Lecturer, Primary Physical Education, Health and Wellbeing): younge@edgehill.ac.uk


Steve Parry, Total Swimming and Olympian

SP Bio 2016

As one of Britain’s greatest ever swimmers, Steve retired at the top of his game after winning an Olympic Bronze Medal in 2004. He was the inspirational captain of his country who never failed to deliver when it mattered most.

Following his retirement, Steve created Total Swimming, revolutionising swimming across the UK through the nation’s first temporary pool programmes. Winner of the Big Society Award and European Sponsorship best community programme British Gas Pools 4 Schools initiative taught 60,000 children to swim in some of Britain’s most deprived areas and, in 2015, culminated in the first British sub £1m 25M swimming pool located in Radcliffe, Greater Manchester.

Steve is also co-founder and director of two Olympian-led organisations, Total Gymnastics Academies with Beth Tweddle MBE, and Becky Adlington’s Swim Stars. Across Steve’s portfolio of sports organisations, some 15,000 young children a week are taught swimming and gymnastics across the UK. When talking Olympic legacy, few sporting greats can match the achievements of Steve since his Athens success in the in the pool.

In addition to his business interests, Steve is one of the BBC’s most popular sports pundits, presenting BBC Five Live’s swimming coverage in all the major events, as well as numerous appearances on the coveted Question of Sport stage.

Steve’s greatest challenge came when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, only four weeks after getting married. After treatment, Steve is now six years cancer free. If owning and directing businesses wasn’t enough, Steve is proud to be am Ambassador for both Cancer Research and the Royal Life Saving Society.

As an inspirational speaker, Steve is ideal to convey a message about overcoming adversity, implementing a vision, how to turn failure into success and embracing change. Steve talks openly about his experiences of fighting cancer, building a business and the attributes athletes need to be world class. Steve is a fantastic motivator and highly entertaining speaker, who clearly articulates the need for teamwork, a positive mindset and taking individual responsibility to ensure you get the desired outcome.

Sports LeadersAFPE 10 Years

Total Swimming