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Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49

Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

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'.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, School Sport, participation, legacy, sport policy, Health, sport england, DCMS, London 2012, Uksport, PE, Press Releases, Funding

'Physical Education Declaration' Launched by the Association for PE

Posted: Thu, 19 Mar 2015 10:43

'Physical Education Declaration' Launched by the Association for PE

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, School Sport, sport policy, Health, PE, Press Releases

Roundtable event calls for more research into exercise and academic performance

Posted: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 10:35

Roundtable event calls for more research into exercise and academic performance

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health, PE

UNESCO publishes new PE guidelines for policy makers

Posted: Tue, 10 Feb 2015 10:33

UNESCO publishes new PE guidelines for policy makers

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, Health, Press Releases

Labour Releases Document on Public Health Strategy

Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:53

Labour Releases Document on Public Health Strategy

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Physical Activity, Health, sport policy, Press Releases

School teachers give their feedback on PE and school sport provisions

Posted: Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:33

School teachers give their feedback on PE and school sport provisions

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.

Tags: School Sport, Physical Activity

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

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.

Tags: London 2012, School Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, Olympics, Sport England, Uk Sport

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, participation, DCMS, sport policy, PE

Changing the Game for Girls

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19

Changing the Game for Girls

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Health, participation, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, Health, participation, sport policy