Tags: School Sport
Posted: Sun, 19 May 2013 12:30
Dan Roan writing on the BBC website this week
Today's news that more than a third of school teachers surveyed reported a drop in the number of children exercising is another reminder that the Olympic legacy from London 2012 cannot be taken for granted.
The Smith Institute's research represents just the latest attack on Education Secretary Michael Gove's decision to axe £162m of ring-fenced funding for School Sport Partnerships (SSPs) in 2011.
Posted: Fri, 17 May 2013 12:00
This week saw the first evidence being given to the House of Commons Education Select Committee on school sport.
Evidence was heard this week from a wide variety of organisations including our own Andy Reed OBE representing the Sport & Recreation Alliance.
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: 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.
Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 09:00
The government has been accused of "turning its back on school sport" and undermining the Olympic legacy six months after the Games.
As ministers prepare to announce a new strategy on the issue, Labour say the state of school sport is "absolutely disastrous" and is "seriously undermining" the Olympic legacy.
The BBC's sports correspondent Dan Roan reports.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:54
Welsh sport chiefs are targeting a record number of school children in a bid to get the clearest ever picture of participation across the country.
Sport Wales is making final preparations for the second ever national School Sport Survey. In 2011, 40,000 completed the online questionnaire – the biggest survey of children, young people and sport in Wales to date.
Headline findings included levels of club participation for primary school pupils being at their highest recorded level (85%) since 2000, whilst the gender gap between boys and girls taking part in sport was found to increase through secondary school years.
Posted: Fri, 21 Dec 2012 10:26
From Owen Gibson - The Guardian
The unveiling of a £100m government school sport policy designed to combat criticism over the Olympic legacy has been delayed due to a dispute between the health secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and the education secretary, Michael Gove.
The standoff between the Health and Education departments over a replacement for the £162m school sport partnerships controversially axed by Gove in 2010 has caused them to miss a pre-Christmas deadline to announce the new scheme.
Posted: Sun, 16 Dec 2012 12:54
Labour says the government has risked "salami slicing" school sport by abolishing a requirement that all pupils do at least two hours PE a week.
The party is calling for "tough action" to deliver a schools' sport legacy to match the success of the Olympics.
Posted: Fri, 05 Oct 2012 08:58
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has held talks with leaders of several sports governing bodies aimed at producing a new school sports policy capable of delivering on London 2012's legacy promises.