Funding for primary PE and sport provision

The funding that primary schools receive for PE and sports provision from the Department for Education has doubled. Education Business looks at the criteria and how it can be spent

Sport and its moral dilemmas

There have been calls for a better balance between winning medals and the welfare of athletes

Ali Oliver, CEO of the Youth Sport Trust discusses the need for physical education to adapt in today’s school environment and provides insight into Play Unified

With both physical and mental health benefits for young people, more schools should introduce their pupils to snowsports, writes Betony Garner from Snowsport England.

Karen Wallin, CEO of Special Olympics GB, discusses the challenges facing young people with intellectual disabilities, and provides insight into Play Unified – a campaign using sport to change perceptions of those with intellectual disabilities in schools across the UK.

Well-managed playing fields will not only improve the quality of school pitches, but will also improve their usability as pupils enjoy playing on pitches without bumps and bare patches, says Colin Hoskins and Dan Prest from the Institute of Groundsmanship.

Sport in schools can help to create a much needed active generation among the nation’s youth. The Sports & Physical Education (PE) Association UK discuss why investment in sport is crucial to pupils’ health and well-being.

Equipping teachers and students for PE inclusion

Not all teachers have the confidence and skill set to ensure all students are included in school PE lessons. Kat Southwell, Active Kids for All manager at the English Federation of Disability Sport, explains what is being done to change this perception and how disabled pupils can benefit.

The Football Foundation’s Alice Sherritt reflects on a busy few months as the nation’s largest sports charity continues to improve schools’ grassroots football facilities, with help from some of football’s famous faces.

The route to improving sport can be unclear and a concern for schools. But with the help of the School Sport Premium, the role of sport is steadily improving and the routes to change are becoming wider.

Playing through the winter winds

As the Football Foundation’s facilities withstand the winter elements to make sure that play continues, Harry Simmons discusses why the elements should not dictate play.

Sports Surfaces

As a specialist installation, synthetic pitches should be handled with care to prolong their life – especially in harsh conditions. The Sports and Play Construction Association shares its essential tips on making sure your artificial pitches successfully ward off the winter blues.

Swimming

The desperate need to get more children involved in sport, especially at primary school level, has become a priority for Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL). Here GLL outlines the effect it is having on schools across the country, as well as its policies to get girls more active in sport.

Primary schools from up and down the country took part in National Fitness Day by running a wide range of activities designed to get pupils more active. Education Business reviews a selection of some of the great activities that were on offer

Harry Simmons outlines the Football Foundation’s investment into school facilities and looks at the famous faces from
the world of sport that are backing its initiatives

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