Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy – SIG Convenor vacancy
Call for SIG Convenor
The Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy SIG aims:
to provide a national forum for educational research in physical education and sport pedagogy
to stimulate collaborative, high quality research amongst SIG members
to prompt and co-ordinate communication between SIG members and key stakeholders and funding agencies in the areas of physical education and sport in schools, physical education initial teacher training, and continuing professional development for teachers and other professionals working in physical education and school sport settings
to raise awareness of research in physical education and sport pedagogy amongst wider educational communities
to prompt collaboration between SIG members and educational researchers working in other subject areas on issues of common interest/concern
to create a point of contact for comparable groups within educational research associations internationally (such as AARE and AERA)
As a SIG convenor you receive a number of benefits, support from the BERA office and are invited to attend convenor meetings in London, with all other SIG convenors.
Convenors are vital to the work of BERA, investing energy in the promotion of the SIG and its activities. The main role of the SIG Convenor(s) is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of the particular SIG.
Convenors should expect to work within all the guidelines and advice provided by the BERA Office. These are in place to ensure good practice and that all legal, financial and insurance matters are taken care of and that any risks to individuals or organisations are minimised. In particular with regard to planning events, activities or any expenditure, SIGs should all follow the appropriate procedures
By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling all of the responsibilities and obligations that go with that role. SIG Convenors are expected to exercise their own judgment to meet the requirements listed in BERA guidance and to seek further advice from the BERA Office if in any doubt. If any procedures are not followed then the BERA Office reserves the right to take whatever action may be necessary to protect BERA’s legal, financial and reputational position. Such matters will also form part of the review of each SIG that is undertaken by Council.