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
My ability to predict future events is pretty poor. I tend to go with my gut instinct rather than work things through logically. However after this week at work, I feel something frightful and calamitous maybe brewing. A combination of different pieces of the puzzle have fallen in place to make me think that if… Read More Is the PPSP creating a Perfect Storm of Inactivity?
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
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
With the 2015 General Election fast approaching the main political parties have now produced their manifestos. Whilst physical activity rightly shouldn’t be a main policy or one that decides my own vote, I am interested to see how something of personal importance to me is communicated within their manifestos. Using a simple ‘find word’ function on the… Read More Political Party Manifestos and Physical Activity
It’s late and I can’t sleep. Need to get this out so I can clear my mind. Its election season and I knew I shouldn’t have read the news on the way to work this morning. It is full of stupid political announcements designed purely for winning votes rather than improving education. I was in a positive… Read More The War on Mediocrity
On Wednesday 14th January the Youth Sports Trust launched Unlocking Potential – A manifesto for PE and School Sport. Who are the YST and what is a manifesto? The YST is an independent charity, started in 1995, which aims to support the development of young people through physical education. They implement quality physical education and sport programmes… Read More Unlocking Potential – A manifesto for PE and School Sport
PE and Sport has been under the spotlight this week and has been making headlines. Sport England launched its THIS GIRL CAN campaign, to help persuade more women to adopt lifelong sporting habits. Through their research they have identified that less women participate in sport and physical activity than men, but a significant amount would want… Read More PE and Sport – A week in the headlines
Application for ITET At the moment within school we have a Cover Supervisor who aspires to be a Teacher of PE. He has a 1st Class BSc Degree in Sports Science and also a Masters in Biomechanical Analysis, both from aRussell Group Universities. He has played rugby to a high level and holds both a Level… Read More Teacher Shortage? What Teacher shortage!