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This interactive workshop will provide a valuable opportunity for PE Cos and EYFS leads to work together to explore ways to reimagine their Physical Activity and Development provision to engage and best meet the needs of their individual learners as well as to consider the new EYFS guidance and Ofsted expectations.  

  • The session will provide delegates with the practical skills and underpinning knowledge to create an environment to support young children to engage in and enjoy physical activity. 
  • This session is FREE for all Merton PE Cos and EYFS Leads and will include a networking lunch (sandwiches) from 11:30 - 12:00  
  • The session involves practical activity for those able to take part. Please wear comfortable clothing for both indoor and outdoor activities.  
  • Please bring your own water bottle. 
  • Please advise of any access, medical or dietary requirements in advance of the workshop.  
  • Places limited to a max. of 2 staff per school - but please get in touch if you require more places.
  • Please let us know if you will be staying for the light lunch (11:30 - 12:00) so we can plan accordingly.

More about the deliverer: 

Helen Battelley is an internationally renowned consultant, trainer, author and speaker in Physical activity/movement in Early and Primary Education with an MA in Early Childhood Physical Activity and Movement Studies. 

Helen's training style is energetic, passionate and highly motivational.   She has been working as a dance and movement specialist for over 19 years and continues to work directly with children.  Helen is respected globally for her valued contribution to raising the profile of early years physical activity and reducing sedentary behaviours. 

Helen’s consultancy now takes her all over the world, from Malaysia to Dubai, from China to Romania.  The movement philosophy Helen promotes is to embed movement within the curriculum and framework to enable a movement philosophy. “Young children learn through movement, early years practice must adopt an approach which is accessible to all”.    The embodiment of her practice is to raise confidence in the areas of movement play and physical activity.  The training Helen delivers ranges from supporting educators in developing activities to support the Early Years Framework to working with coaches and PE leads to create a PE curriculum and methodology suited to young children. 

 'Physical Development is a PRIME AREA of Learning in early childhood and is so for a very good reason as you will find out!  Research indicates many young children’s physical skills have diminished over the past two years and have subsequently impacted on developmental processes including behavioural changes.'