Welcome to Kent Sport's annual Primary PE Conference. This full day virtual conference is your chance to hear from leading experts and take away ideas to implement within your school.

 Keynotes and workshops include:

  • ‘Delivering PESSPA in a Temporary Covid World’, delivered by Steven Caldecott, Association for Physical Education
  • ‘Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty’, delivered by Kelly Hannaghan, Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant 
  • ‘Inclusive Delivery’, delivered by Naomi Bolton and Wendy Ball, Youth Sport Trust and Lead Inclusion School

Despite being virtual, the conference will feature the popular marketplace for you to explore products and services designed specifically for the PE and sport premium fund. There will also be opportunities to network with other schools to share good practice and discuss any challenges faced.

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Please note agenda timings are subject to change.

The Kent and Medway Virtual Primary PE Conference Agenda — full schedule

February 25th, 09:00 - 16:00

Registration (marketplace and networking)


Dick Fedorcio OBE — Chair, Kent and Medway Active Partnership Board

Keynote: Planning for PESSPA in a Temporary Covid World

Steven Caldecott — Consultant, Association for Physical Education

Covid 19 has significantly impacted on the education sector and physical education has faced extra challenges due to the practical nature of the subject. This keynote will focus on the need to keep in mind the core principles of a high quality physical education curriculum and the avoidance of temporary quick fixes which may have negative consequences.

Refreshment break (marketplace and networking opportunity)

Keynote: Supporting Mental Health and Wellbeing in Times of Uncertainty

Kelly Hannaghan — Writer, speaker and consultant, Mental Health Champion

Kelly Hannagan will share her expertise and experiences in building and sustaining positive wellbeing cultures within education. Kelly will explore the key factors that impact depleting mental health and will provide you with skills to reflect and respond to build resilience through relationships in challenging times. You will gain the understanding of what wellbeing is and what it is not and look at the key trends of mental health needs within education. Learn effective strategies for a purposeful whole school intervention for wellbeing along with the tools to capture and empower staff, pupils, and their families for flourishing outcomes. Takeaway key ideas to collect stakeholder voices for wellbeing actions for change.

Briefing: Inclusive Delivery

Naomi Bolton — Regional Development Manager, Youth Sport Trust

Wendy Ball — Inclusion Specialist and Lead Inclusion School,

Research shows that young people who feel they don’t fit in, perhaps because they have a disability or come from a different background are among the least likely to benefit from the power of sport and physical activity. In this session you will find out about the National Inclusion landscape from YST Development Manager Naomi Bolton and hear about the role of Kent’s Lead Inclusion School, how you can get involved and come away with practical ideas to implement within your school.

Lunch (marketplace and networking opportunity)

Briefing: Active Health Umbrella

Julia Youens — Managing Director Take Pride CIC , YST Development Coach

Andrea Kitchener — Director, Take Pride CIC

Building upon the success of the Active Health Conferences, Take Pride CIC have developed a framework and strategy to embed Active Learning and Play across the whole curriculum. This session will introduce the Active Health Umbrella, a project that looks to increase pupil's personal development through a broader curriculum, that explores and encourages their own interests and talents. Increase pupil knowledge and ownership of how to keep physically and mentally healthy. While improving staff subject knowledge of the positive and negative influences of physical activity.

Briefing: Active Travel

Caroline Hooper — Founder and Director, Activmob

Joanne Pullen — Director, Activmob

In this session you’ll hear about ways you can engage your whole school community in active travel from Caroline Hooper, Founder and Director of Activmob. Find out what Kent and Medway’s active travel agenda looks like, how you can get your school involved and take away ideas and resources that you can implement within your school. 


Please check back for registration information.

Contact Us

Karley Hubbard - Event Organiser - karley.hubbard@kent.gov.uk - 03000 417729
Karen Bird - Payment - karen.bird@kent.gov.uk - 03000 411831