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  1. Using Grant Funding To Support School Sport

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    It’s an interesting time for School Sport and the funding of it with much being made of the recent announcement of additional funding for Primary Schools (details of which can be seen on our previous blog). Since the cut in government funding of School Sport Partnerships in 2011 there has been a fairly mixed provision for PE and School Sport across the country with many schools reducing their sport offer and others continuing to receive support from SSPs who have accessed alternative income. Seeing the importance of School Sport a large number of schools have turned to innovative methods of ensuring an appropriate offer which have included joining with local schools to buy in services, forging partnerships with local sports clubs and utilising grant sources. The offer of mainstream funding for PE and School Sport certainly should only be seen as a good thing but let’s hope schools make the...
  2. Schools Bring London Legacy To Life

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    Michael Gove recently praised the efforts of both Olympians and PE teachers in inspiring a generation of school pupils, saying the sporting legacy of London 2012 was, in his view, that of "building character, fighting obesity and ensuring the benefits of sports are spread as widely as possible." This month, we speak to three education providers about their healthy living programmes and how finding the right partner has helped them maximise sporting achievements to build on the legacy of London 2012.
  3. Creating a Sporting Legacy from London 2012

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    This post outlines my top five suggestions for keeping motivated and continuing to inspire a generation long after the roars from the Olympic stadium and atmosphere of the Olympic and Paralympic games have become fond but faint memories of the sporting summer of 2012.
  4. Guest Blog by Margaret Whitehead – Two hours of Physical Education no longer statutory and funding for Olympic athletes

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    I am shocked by the government move to give schools the responsibility to allocate time for physical education. The reason is extraordinary, being that in order to follow the two hour requirement, schools had been ‘filling’ physical education time with activities such as yoga and circus skills. While I feel that this relates to only a minority of schools, I see no reason why, if they increase leaner motivation, such activities should not be included. Many young people want to experience a wide range of physical challenges and may well be disillusioned by ‘more of the same’. Some of the most successful physical education programmes cover a wide variety of activities within and outside curriculum time to meet the interests and needs of all learners. I can see no positive outcome for this change in policy – only that there will be less time for any sort of physical activity...