What do we want for our children?

Introduction When asking ‘what do we want for our children?’ a common denominator in response is that they will go on to flourish in their own lives (De Ruyter, 2004). This is perhaps not a … Read More

New Ofsted Education Inspection Framework

Whilst there are a number of minor changes to the new Ofsted Inspection Framework the most significant change is how Ofsted determine the overall effectiveness schools. The overall effectiveness will now be determined by the … Read More

Physical Literacy and Flourishing

Introduction We say that a good specimen of an oak tree is an oak tree that is flourishing. In the same way it could be argued that a good society is one in which people … Read More

Practice Architectures

Introduction Understanding what practice architectures are and how they influence existing and new practice you can better appreciate how practice is constructed and how to go about changing practice in the best possible way. Moreover, … Read More

Physical Activity, Motivation and Adolescence

Introduction Motivating students to want to learn can be one of the most challenging aspects of teaching within the secondary school sector. Adolescents during this time are starting to carve out their identity, establishing who … Read More

Philosophical Foundations of Physical Literacy

Introduction Physical literacy is defined as the “motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for engagement in physical activities for life” (IPLA, 2017). The definition can be considered the tip … Read More