Physical Literacy Conference

The Primary Headteacher Physical Literacy Conference took place on 25th January 2018 at The Holiday Inn, Seaton Burn and was attended by headteachers from across the county.

The Guest Speakers and workshops during the day focused on developing a “Whole System Approach” to changing behaviours and gave an opportunity for headteachers to hear about how The Daily Mile can be delivered in schools and the benefits of having active children.

Guest Speaker Presentations

Dr Jim Brown, Public Health

Jim discussed Northumberland’s asset based approach to addressing health inequalities and how schools can engage with this.  Download a copy of the Public Health Presentation from the conference.

Elaine Wyllie, The Daily Mile

Elaine delivered a workshop with her husband John on how headteachers can use The Daily Mile to establish their school as a hub in the community.  Download a copy of  The Daily Mile Presentation from the conference.

 If you would like more information on The Daily Mile please visit our Daily Mile page where you can downloaded resources to help you implement The Daily Mile in your school.

Ali Oliver, Youth Sport Trust

Ali led a workshop during the event on what a “good 30 mins” structured physical activity session looks like.  Download a copy of the Youth Sport Trust Presentation from the conference.

Delegate Feedback

We always listen to feedback from our attendees and will be responding to individual requests for support.  Here are some quotes from the evaluation forms;

“Wonderful and inspiring – you’ve changed the future for Northumberland kids”.

“Excellent and valuable day. Very worthwhile and well presented afternoon”.

“Re-energised to convince staff to implement The Daily Mile programme.  Lots of practical issues addressed and ideas to combat barriers”.

“Excellent – well organised. A variety of speakers and movement. Not bored once! I am extremely keen to implement all in my school”.

School Support

If you would like more information on the support available to help kick start an active healthy lifestyle in your school please visit our School Support section or contact the Northumberland Sport team on 01670 623515 or email