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Opinion School Sport

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 […]

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Curriculum PE Management and Leadership

PE Philosophy

This was written for and originally posted on PE Pedagogy.   What is a philosophy? Simply it is our most basic beliefs, concepts and attitudes that we have. Our philosophy has been shaped by the people around us and through our observation of them. It is defined by our experiences, our acquired knowledge and through […]

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Opinion

Political Party Manifestos and Physical Activity

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 […]

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Personal Reflection School Sport

Through their eyes

I was going to blog on withdrawal from school sport as a possible sanction, but today something occurred that I have to get off my chest. Saturday morning school sport is one of the most rewarding elements of my job. My U13 team had just finished up the last game of the season and instead […]

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School Sport

A tale of two schools

It was the fittest of times, it was the fattest of times, it was the age of the tech,  it was the age of the tradition, it was the epoch of competition, it was the epoch of mass participation, it was the season of spending, it was the season of austerity, it was the spring of activity, […]

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Personal Reflection School Sport

Failing on the road to success.

For my first 12 years of my career I have got every job that I have ever gone for. In the last year I have applied for 12 jobs and have not been called to interview for one. Utter failure on my behalf. Surely my self-esteem, my self-worth, my self-efficacy should be completely destroyed, right? […]

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Academic PE School Sport

Building Personal Responsibility in School Sport

  One of the most time consuming aspects of my job as a Director of Sport is dealing with parents, especially if the issues relate directly to their son. Within a normal week I probably have to deal with 4 to 5 issues relating to team selection for school sport. What takes up most of […]

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Curriculum PE Personal Reflection School Sport

The misconception of PE in the Media

Physical Education, sport and recreational physical activity have been in the headlines in the recent weeks. It is right and important for these issues to be discussed and debated at a national level, such are the current issues of health, childhood obesity, wellbeing and sedentary behaviour. However it is clear that there is a mixing […]

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Opinion

PE and Sport – A week in the headlines

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 […]

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School Sport

Celebrating School Sport – Part 1

Celebrating School Sport – Part 1 This time of year is always a reflective one for me, probably more so than at beginning of a new academic year. It is a time to take stock; to muse on the past, analyse in the here and now and then plan for the future. It’s also a time […]