Tags: School Sport
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10
The major political parties this week unveiled their election manifestos. While none of the documents dedicates substantial space to sport policy, a variety of issues are mentioned including school sport, for which the Conservatives and Labour Party pledge to achieve a minimum of 2 hours physical education and sport per week for every pupil. The Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos both state intentions to address the issue of supporter-influence with regards to football teams, while the Conservative Party reveals its ambition for the UK to host a team from one of the major American sports leagues.
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid sets out his vision for the future of UK sport at the Centre for Social Justice. You can find the full speech here, along with a copy of the DCMS report: 'A Living Legacy: 2012 - 2015 Sport Policy and Investment'.
Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:43
The Association for Physical Education (afPE), the only physical education subject association in the UK, has launched its 'Physical Education Declaration'. The Declaration is intended to be a 'simple and but powerful message everyone could commit to and promote'.
As one of the national partners on initiatives such as the Primary PE and Sport Premium and the review of GCSE and A level qualifications, afPE believes that collaboration will achieve the best outcomes for young people and is asking stakeholders to support the declaration.
Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:35
Demonstrating the additional benefits of physical activity – such as improvements in concentration and behaviour and body image – is one of the key pillars for boosting its presence in schools. That was one of the conclusions reached from a recent roundtable event hosted by Precor and chaired by UKActive CEO David Stalker (pictured), which brought together heads of leisure and education to debate challenges and recommendations for engaging young people in physical activity.
Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:33
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has called on governments to increase investment in physical education and school sport in order to make children more physically active.In a new document, entitled Quality Physical Education, Guidelines for Policy Makers, UNESCO addresses seven areas of "particular concern" identified last year in UNESCO's global review of the state of physical education.The seven areas include persistent gaps between PE policy and implementation; continuing deficiencies in curriculum time allocation; relevance and quality of PE curriculums; and the quality of initial teacher training programmes.
Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:53
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has launched a document detailing the Labour Party's strategy on public health prior to the upcoming general election. The document covers a wide range of public health issues, including physical activity.
Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:33
On average, schools are now offering under 2 hours of PE per week from key stages 1 -4, according to a report released today at the House of Commons.
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30
Today Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP issued a written Ministerial Statement to provide an update on the progress the Government has made since hosting the Olympic Games in London.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09
The first report of session 2014-15 has been published today by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Women and Sport. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP and including members of parliament Tracey Crouch, John Leech and Ben Bradshaw, this committee has produced an expansive document covering physical education in schools, facilities, participation, the relationship between women's sport and the media and issues surrounding sponsorship and prize-money for professional athletes.
Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19
The Youth Sport Trust report Getting Girls Active reveals findings from a successful, one-year pilot programme that boosted the confidence and body attitudes of the participants by engaging them in the decision-making process and incorporating their feedback into the physical education programmes in which they took part.