My colleague Helen Plimmer had invited me to open the conference and it was great to be able to talk to this important group of colleagues who are making such a difference across Leeds working on our PE and School Sport Strategy. The strategy has five key themes:
- Leadership and volunteering;
- High quality physical education;
- Continuing professional development;
- Monitoring and evaluation.
The success of the strategy has meant that schools and clubs across the city have achieved our national targets and the stretch targets which has released additional resources which will be targeted at Key Stage 4 to further increase participation and continue to improve the quality of provision.
PE colleagues lead the way in so many areas: leadership, volunteering, coaching, teamwork, creativity, passion, quality and it is wonderful to see the impact on self-esteem, health and well-being.