Professional Development Opportunity in partnership with Association for Physical Education (AfPE)
Appropriate Audience: Headteachers, Governors, Bursars, Health & Safety Leads, Local Authority Health & Safety Leads, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Heads of PE, PE Coordinators, coaches.
An essential course that offers up-to-date advice across PESSPA, to help teachers, coaches, school staff and governors protect their students and themselves from potential risks across both the curriculum, extracurricular and other physical activities.
The training is designed to help staff feel more confident when dealing with health and safety issues and aims to reduce the concerns that many staff have about the responsibilities and risks associated with teaching and managing PESSPA.
This professional learning opportunity is designed to help staff to feel confident when dealing with health and safety issues in school PE. It aims to reduce the concerns that many staff have about the responsibilities and risks associated with teaching and managing an exciting PE programme, and encourages them to design challenging lessons, and know that they are safe. Part of the day is used to look at a simple approach to risk assessment in PE as recommended by the Association for Physical Education (afPE) and helps staff to consider key elements of a PE policy.
The training will reflect the updates and new additions in the recently published Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity 2020, and delegates will be helped to familiarise themselves with the new publication.
- Consideration of best practice, providing the basis for a school’s health and safety policy.
- Developments in legislation, national guidance, statute law and case law.
- Health and safety responsibilities regarding policies, procedures and in practice, plus how you contribute towards developing these where required.
- Effective approaches to risk management, policy and procedures.
- Reducing the risk of harm or serious injury to an acceptable level, whilst maintaining appropriate challenge and benefit.
- Enabling students to recognise how they also play a part in taking responsibility for their own safety, ensuring safe inclusion of all students.
- You will become familiar with the latest afPE publication Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity 2020.
- You will have a sound understanding of H & S principles in relation to planning and monitoring school PE and Sport
- You will feel more confident in your teaching in the knowledge that you are applying key H and S principles
- You will be able to appreciate the importance of knowing and applying policies and procedures in your school, and contribute towards developing these where required
- You will enable students to recognise how they also play a part in taking responsibility for their own safety and ensure the safe inclusion of all pupils
- You will be familiar with an approach to risk assessment in PE and sport in school.
*Based on a full day course.
The style of delivery is through group work, discussion, and collaborative activities, designed to put delegates at their ease, and allow them to become conversant with the information whether or not they have any prior knowledge.
Tutor: Jan Hickman, Jan Hickman has worked in four London LA’s, as an Adviser/Inspector for Physical Education. She has 35 years of Local Authority PE Advisory support and is currently employed by The London Borough of Enfield as a PE Adviser. Jan is also a consultant for The Association of Physical Education and is one of their 3 Health and Safety Officers. She has obtained the NPQH and has been an accredited Ofsted Inspector for PE/Health.
The new edition (2020) of ‘Safe Practice: in Physical Education, School Sport and Physical Activity’ is available to order. Should you wish to purchase one, please indicate this below. Pre-order deadline 27th May 2022 to have the book ready for the course start.