Physical Education and Sports Pedagogy SIG Convenor Vacancy
Call for SIG Convenor
This SIG embraces educational research 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. The aims of the SIG are:
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.
SIG Convenors are volunteers whose main role is to co-ordinate, oversee and develop the mission and activities of each particular SIG. The SIG is there to represent the views of their members, not of individual convenors.
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 BERA’s appropriate guidelines and procedures.
By agreeing to assume a position of SIG convenor, individuals are committing to fulfilling 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 on any of these matters. If any procedures are not followed then BERA reserves the right to take whatever action may be necessary to protect BERA’s legal, financial and reputational position.