Trust CEO speaks to the Youth Sport Trust conference

Healthy Learning Trust CEO Julie Hazeldine was proud to be asked to present to the recent annual Youth Sport Trust Conference held at the Ricoh Arena Coventry. The HLT and member school Flixton Girls School have been working with the Youth Sport Trust for over 10 years, having had a close relationship with both its former CEO Baroness Sue Campbell and also current CEO Alison Oliver, who sits as a trustee on the Healthy Learning Trust board.

 Julie was asked to describe the Trust’s journey to date, and showed how our Trust vision and values translate into our commitment to scholarship through health and well being. The conference hosted over 600 delegates and discussed the latest insights & best practice in transforming education and schools through Physical Education, sport and play.

 Julie demonstrated the impact of focussing on the whole child – describing how our 5 pathways of academic, physical, nutritional, emotional and social/moral health have allowed girls to flourish and achieve their best, be that at University or apprenticeship. Her session also included thoughts on how this approach will mesh with the new Ofsted inspection framework. The ‘Herstory’ slideshow which followed girls from year 7 to year 13 drew comments such as ‘inspiring’, ‘motivational’ and ‘heartening’.

 The talk concluded with a discussion around the Healthy Learning Trust Award which aims to help organisations focus on the areas which will have the most impact when it comes to the health and well being of students. Interest was high, with queries from organisations from as far as Cornwall and as close as Lancashire.  

 Julie said “We are grateful to Youth Sport Trust for giving us the opportunity to share our journey. We are looking forward to working with new friends and colleagues to spread the Healthy Learning Trust ethos and mission”.