The physically educated person

We want every child to build up their character and resilience by having access to a variety of activities to stretch and challenge themselves. Here are our #5FoundationsForCharacter to help young people think, develop and grow 👇 pic.twitter.com/gHlYxgIyl2 — DfE (@educationgovuk) February 7, 2019 With every government initiative in education there are unforeseen consequences. The… Read More The physically educated person

Physical Education: The Antidote or the Poison?

PE is in a state of crisis or so social critical theorists would have us believe. David Kirk believes that physical education is in crisis because the ‘dominant practice of physical education as ‘sport-techniques’ is resistant to change’. Andrew Hawkins believes that ‘philosophical dispositions and societal trends are conspiring to rob our profession of its… Read More Physical Education: The Antidote or the Poison?

Goodwill

  Just under three years ago I attended the Wellington College Festival of Education and heard Sir Michael Wilshaw give a speech about reclaiming comprehensives. The speech was to to launch ‘Going the extra mile: excellence in competitive school sport‘, which was an OFSTED report looking into the educational background of those who participate in sports at… Read More Goodwill

Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

At the end of July this year, Tracey Crouch, along with the DMCS, opened a consultation with all significant bodies, parties and indviduals to develop a new sporting strategy. The findings along with the proposed strategy was released on Thursday 17th December: Sporting Future – A New Strategy for an Active Nation. The key headlines from… Read More Sporting Future: A New Strategy for an Active Nation

A new strategy for Sport – A consultation

Today, Tracey Crouch along with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport have released their consultation document for a new strategy for sport. This doesn’t happen very often. The last broad strategy for sport, ‘Game Plan’,  was released 13 years ago.  If you have a vested interest in movement, physical activity, health and wellbeing, Physical… Read More A new strategy for Sport – A consultation

Generation Inactive

Who are ukactive? This week ukactive released a report regarding its findings from a recent piece of research and its recommendations. However let us start with who ukactive are. They refer to themselves as a ‘not-for-profit body comprised of members and partners from across the UK active lifestyle sector’. Originally formed in 1991 as Fitness Industry Associaton, they… Read More Generation Inactive