As John Dewey once said “ If we teach today’s students as we taught yesterday’s, we rob them of tomorrow”. My guest today is a Physical Education teacher of 15+ years and someone who is constantly looking to innovate and learn about how to improve the life chances of children in school. Neil Moggan currently works as Director of Sport, Health and Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education at the city academy Norwich and alongside his colleagues have achieved many accolades including a Gold Award in 2019/20 for Healthy Schools from the Department of Education and the quality mark from the Association for Physical Education. This is a school whereabouts exam results improved from 20 pupils achieving 40% A-C grades to 89% of 100 pupils achieving equivalent grades 4 years after intervention. So how does Neil and his team create such a great educational environment? In todays chat we discussed Neil's collaborative approach with staff and students to tackle obesity, how the design of school sport should be targeted to individual needs and not school needs and how children’s mental health is monitored and allowed to flourish and much much more. So, if you are looking to encourage children to be the best they can be, then this chat will tick that box. So, without further ado, please enjoy my conversation with Neil Moggan.
- Twitter Neil: @@futureaction1
- Future Action: Future Action Health Education Solutions
- Book recommendation – The Four Pillar Plan by Dr Rangan Chaterjee
Answer to my question on what would you put in a message in a bottle to promote physical activity in children “you have unlimited potential and keep taking baby steps towards your goals”
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