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Teach Active partner with Loughborough University

Teach Active have always been proud of their partnership work – working with like minded individuals and organisations to celebrate the successes of active learning.

Over the past 6 years we have actively tried to associate ourselves with the best organisations within the world of education and physical activity/PE. We have been lucky enough to work with lots of organisations, regionally, nationally and internationally – and through these have had some major successes and experienced many of the real highlights of our work.

We are thrilled to announce our latest partner as Loughborough University. Loughborough University needs no introduction and is well regarded as one of the countries leading establishments with regards to the world of physical activity.

We are proud to be working with them and to call oursleves partners – and very much look forward to working with the team, headed up by Professor Lauren Sherar.

I am absolutely thrilled to be working with Professor Lauren Sherar and Loughborough University. We are determined to be the best we can be, to support schools as best we can – and to deliver research to show what so many schools already tell us – that Teach Active impacts on children’s attainment. I think this is going to be a really successful partnership!

Jon Smedley, Founder of Teach Active

I am passionate about translating research evidence into practical solutions for schools to help children be active and to enhance their learning and attainment through active lessons. I believe this agenda has become even more important since the start of the COVID pandemic. This is why I am thrilled to be working with Teach Active. Our partnership will involve using cutting edge evidence to continue to refine and develop the Teach Active resources to ensure that they continue to make a real difference to the health and attainment of children across the UK and globally.

Professor Lauren Sherar, Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health

Lauren Sherar is a Professor of Physical Activity and Public Health and the Associate Dean (Teaching) at Loughborough University. Her research aims to develop interventions to positively impact on the health and wellbeing of children and youth through an increase in physical activity and a decrease in sedentary behaviours and is passionate about getting research into practice. Lauren has a series of grants (totalling over 7 million) and 130+ publications in this area. One of her most recently awarded grants involved integrating novel tools and strategies into the classroom to reduce the sitting time of primary school students. Lauren holds an honorary academic contract with OHID (previously Public Health England) and was on the working group for updating the UK physical activity guidelines for children and young people.

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