We’re so much more than Sport – How Holistic Physical Education can drive Improvement across a whole school – Design, Development and Delivery.

Brighton College have developed a completely bespoke curriculum based around the concept of holistic provision. This presentation will introduce PE departments to the concept, ideas, development and implementation of the programme and will discuss the importance Physical Education has on the wider school delivery of holistic provision. Putting your Physical Education at the heart of everything you do can lead to a shift in the culture in your school for the benefit of all pupils. Traditionally PE and Sport is seen as the bastion of the few but with the development of this new curriculum BCAA have developed a programme designed to identify, track and celebrate success in every pupil.

Animal Paths – The Parkour-Based System for Physical Literacy and Personal Development

NOTE: Dive Deep into Animal Paths with a 2 hour interactive workshop on Jan 26!

Our physical literacy system for kids, the Parkour Animal Paths, is designed specifically to capture the natural abilities of young people and expand upon them to help every child achieve their full potential, both in body and mind.

Through the Animal Paths we provide physical activity and teach functional movement techniques while simultaneously imparting the values that lay at the very heart of parkour; adaptability, courage, integrity, honesty, perseverance, personal development and more.

Healthy development isn’t linear or uniform, and our system recognises that each child is unique in their pace and direction of growth: one size never fits all.

Some will lean towards the strength of the bear or the agility of the squirrel, for example, while others might resonate more with adaptability of the monkey or the speed of the cat. Our approach is to recognise each individual’s natural physical predisposition while also helping them round themselves out by focusing on their weaker aspects.

Each Animal Path contains six levels of achievement, requiring competence in technical ability and physical literacy as well as core skills such as teamwork, resilience, problem-solving and decision-making. Achieving the higher levels brings access to the more experienced training sessions, enabling deep exploration of whatever aspect of themselves they want to develop.

The Animal Paths system draws upon the best ideas from both constraints-based and traditional skill acquisition models to provide a method that is inclusive and effective for as many young people as possible.

We have implemented the Animal Paths to great success within our own Youth Academies, and are now licensing the programmes worldwide for use by schools, sports clubs and other organisations who are interested in a new, better approach to physical literacy and personal development through movement.

Getting the best out of your English Language Learners – Practical strategies to support English Language Learners to excel in PE.

Language is the access point for students to fully engage and learn in Physical Education classes. Without adequate language ability, students often miss key information when learning new content and concepts which impacts their learning.

In this session, we will explore effective strategies that can be implemented to remove language barriers, support language development and enhance students‚ Overall learning in PE classes. Participants will learn new strategies that can be implemented immediately in practical and theory lessons and can be adapted to a range of different grade levels. Participants will also gain access to student friendly resources that can used in their own classes. This session is aimed at PE teachers who have English Language Learners in their classes or teach at International or Bilingual schools. Whether you are a seasoned Physical Educator or teaching English Language Learners for the first time, this session is sure to give you some new strategies to add to your repertoire.