Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:54
Designed to Move was soft launched at the House of Commons this week by Lord Coe, Paula Radcliffe, Sustrans, Nike and Kate Hoey MP.
The Designed to Move Report was published in 2012 and hopes to create a movement to rebuild physical activity into our lifestyles.
Posted: Wed, 24 Apr 2013 13:51
The Guardian Have Reported:-
The government has risked a political row after passing over BaronessTanni Grey-Thompson, a vocal critic of its recent disability welfare reforms, as chair of the organisation charged with delivering one of the key legacies of the London Olympics.
Following a convoluted recruitment process, it was confirmed on Monday that the London Marathon chief executive, Nick Bitel, had been appointed chair of the grassroots sport quango Sport England and Rod Carr, former chief executive of the Royal Yachting Association, would take the equivalent position at the elite sport agency UK Sport.
Posted: Thu, 28 Mar 2013 17:00
Baroness Sue Campbell officially ends her time as Chair of UK Sport this week. Here at the Sports Think Tank we know the corridors of power and no single individual has had more impact on the 'system' and policy making framework than Sue Campbell because of energy and enthusiasm.
An Article by Owen Gibson of the Gurdian
In an interview with Owen Gibson of the Guardian she reflects:
Posted: Tue, 26 Mar 2013 18:00
The Guardian Newspaper ran a Local Government Cuts special on the 25th March and the article below reflects their research into what is happening on the ground during this budget cycle. We have already seen the publicity surrounding the closure of Don Valley.
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 18:31
British Basketball has been awarded £7m by UK Sport after appealing against a decision to cut its funding.
Wheelchair fencing has also been awarded funding from the body for an initial 12 months.
Posted: Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:00
Official Press Release from LLDC
Olympic Stadium's future secured in historic deal between Mayor's Legacy Corporation, Newham Council and West Ham United Football Club
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, and Newham Mayor, Sir Robin Wales, today announced that the long-term future of the iconic stadium on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is secure, with a deal with West Ham United Football Club that confirms the Premier League club as the Stadium's long-term anchor tenant.
Posted: Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:44
From the BBC:
The government has announced new funding for school sport and PE worth £150m a year for the next two years.
As revealed by the BBC on Tuesday, ring-fenced money will be given directly to primary schools in England.
Schools will be able to pay for extra coaching sessions to improve the quality of sports and PE provision.
Prime Minister David Cameron said: "We can create a culture in our schools that encourages all children to be active and enjoy sport."
Posted: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:59
The Government has published the new draft curriculum for all subjects from Key Stages 1 to 4 including Physical Education.
The National Curriculum is compulsory for all maintained schools but only serves as guidance to Academies and Free Schools.
The slimmed-down document sets out what results are expected throughout primary and secondary school, and will allow for greater freedom in teaching.
The department is seeking views from all stakeholders in response to its draft programme of study, so whether you want to give the government an A* or D-, visit the Department for Education website.
Posted: Sat, 02 Mar 2013 09:56
The Sheffield stadium where Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis trains is to be closed. The BBC Reports
The demolition of the Don Valley Stadium, which cost £29m, is part of cost-saving measures approved by the city council.
The authority said the £700,000 it spent on the arena in 2012-13 was unsustainable as the stadium was running at a loss.
Ennis said the loss of Don Valley was a "huge shame" for Sheffield.
Before the decision was taken, sports minister Hugh Robertson said he hoped the stadium would not close.
Posted: Fri, 15 Feb 2013 18:19
There is not enough strenuous, physical activity in many of England's school PE lessons, education inspectors say.
Teachers tend to talk too much in sessions and often lack specialist training, the Ofsted report on primary and secondary PE adds.
It also highlights the fact that only a minority of schools play competitive sport at high level.
The government says its draft PE curriculum will put competitive sport back at the heart of school life.
Ofsted inspectors visited 120 primaries and 110 secondaries over a four-year period.