Former England international will be guest speaker at PE conference

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Herts Sports Partnership has announced a stellar line up for its second annual Sport & Physical Education Conference, being held at the University of Hertfordshire.

The one day event – which takes place on Tuesday, January 20 – will feature a mixture of keynote speakers and practical and theoretical workshops.

The day will focus on the delivery of high quality sport and physical education to support whole school improvement within Hertfordshire’s 417 primary schools.

The conference, being organised in partnership with the Youth Sport Trust, will bring together primary head teachers, link governors and PE subject leaders.

The keynote address will be delivered by former England rugby union international John Steele, who is now chief executive of the Youth Sport Trust and Chairman of UK Sport.

He will be joined by Sue Wilkinson of the Association for Physical Education, and representatives of Ofsted.

In launching the programme, Christine Neyndorff, director of the Herts Sports Partnership said: “We are delighted to be working with both national and local partners in putting on this conference.

“This is an excellent opportunity for those involved in the delivery of sport and physical education within our primary schools, to share in some of the very best learning from across the country.

“Given the growing concerns around childhood obesity, I would urge each and every school within Hertfordshire, to ensure that it is represented at this event.”