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Personal Reflection

Hurry up and Slow down.

Rupert Murdock once said ‘the world is changing fast, big will not beat small anymore. It will be the fast beating the slow.’ In sport I suppose he has a point. Others have embraced his thoughts through the modernisation of sport. T20 cricket and the International Premier Tennis League are two recent examples of this, […]

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Curriculum PE Teaching and Learning

Increasing the Physical in PE

Physical Education is in its nature a practical subject. Whilst I have a deep rooted belief that we need to impart knowledge about our subject to students, we need to do it in the most practical way possible. We need to give our students as much time to run, jump, throw, catch, kick, and hit […]

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Curriculum PE Teaching and Learning

The practical value of time in PE

There were two moment in the last week that have upset me. Firstly I received back the results of a YST PE and School Sport survey I had filled in. 1946 primary and secondary schools had completed it, and the document compared my school results to the County and National averages. The results in the […]

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Personal Reflection Professional Development

Three wise monkeys of research

Initially there were no monkeys. Just a proverb which focused on being good of mind, speech and of action. The monkeys themselves originated in Japan on a play on words of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil”. The pronunciation of the words was the same as the names of three monkeys. The […]

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Management and Leadership Personal Reflection

A day in the life of a Dosser.

So what is a Dosser? Well a DoS is a Director of Sport. A Dosser is what my colleagues in science call me as they think I’m in charge of Dossing around. (I don’t think they should give up their day jobs for a career in comedy.) Today was a pretty tough day dossing around. […]