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Devon Schools PE, School Sport and Physical Activity Conference

29th September at 9:00 am - 3:30 pm

- £35.00 – £40.00

We are delighted to announce that Active Devon and the Devon School Games Network are hosting a face to face conference on Friday 29 September 2023.


Who is the conference useful for? 

The conference is for school staff that have a remit to support, lead, and/or deliver PE, school sport and/or physical activity. If you are a Head Teacher or Governor and wish to attend our Breakfast Briefing, please click HERE.


What will the conference cover?

In response to your feedback, the day will feature a mix of practical and theory, networking and learning opportunities, and introduce techniques to help you improve your practice and to support all children and young people in Devon to enjoy PE, Physical activity, school sport and be active for life.


Who are our speakers?

Click here to read detailed information about our speakers, their biographies and workshop synopsis.


Summary of workshops

You will have an option to attend three workshops during the day. When you have booked your place, you will be sent an email and asked to select your top five workshops in order of preference. You will then be allocated three workshops from your top five once all booking have closed. Workshop themes, speakers and codes are detailed below –

Name Organisation Workshop Title Session Workshop Code
Gethin Thomas Independent Consultant / Bangor University Physical Literacy informed practice – how pedagogy hold the key to nurturing learners’ relationship with movement and physical activity Primary PRI 1 (Primary Focus)
Secondary SEC 1 (Secondary Focus)
Special School SPE 1 (Special School Focus)
Alex Ogden Yorkshire Sport Foundation Creating an Active School: From Policy to Practice Primary PRI 2 (Primary Focus)
Jason Wood Active Devon
Nancy Murdoch Somerset Active Partnership Actively Thinking Primary PRI 3 (Primary Focus)
Catherine Kilburn SEND Creating a Positive Environment for your SEND pupils through adapting curriculum PE Primary PRI 4 (Primary Focus)
Secondary SEC 2 (Secondary Focus)
Darryl Walsh Stormbreak CIO Supporting mental health and wellbeing through movement Primary PRI 5 (Primary Focus)
Kate Bone Stormbreak CIO
Dr Rachel Langbein Social Change Youth Voice and Co-Design to Support Your Offer Primary PRI 6 (Primary Focus)
Secondary SEC 3 (Secondary Focus)
Andrew  Wilson Wave Multi Academy Trust Removing Barriers to Participation in PE. Primary PRI 7 (Primary Focus)
Sam Wells Wave Multi Academy Trust Secondary SEC 4 (Secondary Focus)
John Julyan Paignton Academy Youth Leadership Primary PRI 8 (Primary Focus)
Secondary SEC 5 (Secondary Focus)
Dr Natalie Brown Swansea Uni Here For Her- Delivering female health education through PE Secondary SEC 6 (Secondary Focus)
Kelly Gordon England Netball


Main event timings (May be subject to change. Specifics of the day are still being arranged) –

9.00am Arrival and registration

9.30am Welcome

9.45am – 10.15am Hear from keynote speaker, Gethin Thomas, an independent consultant working within the fields of education, health and wellbeing, and physical literacy informed practice

10.20am – 11.20am Workshop rotation 1

11.35am – 12.35pm Workshop rotation 2

12.35pm to 1.25pm Networking lunch

1.30pm – 2.10pm Q&A panel

2.15pm – 3.25pm Workshop rotation 3

3.30pm Close



This is a face to face conference and our venue is Uffculme School, Chapel Hill, Uffculme EX15 3AG.  Free on-site parking will be provided.



The cost for attending the day is £40.  For early bird bookings before midnight on 28 July 2023, the cost will be discounted to £35.  This will automatically be reduced at registration booking.  Lunch will be provided.  Once registered, you can choose to pay with a card or by invoice to your school. Invoices will be raised after the booking deadline has passed. Booking deadline is midnight on 20 September 2023. Please note, for invoice purposes, raise a PO for Devon County Council.


For full booking terms and conditions, click HERE.


If you have any queries, please contact Lisa Alford on lisa.alford@activedevon.org. Once you have booked, updated information and workshop choices will be emailed to you to complete before the event.


We look forward to seeing you on the day.


29th September
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
£35.00 – £40.00
Event Categories:


Uffculme School
EX15 3AG + Google Map


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