Tag Archives: school sport

Olympic legacy? What legacy? Yet another Gove attack on school sport

Michael Gove was attacked by Labour today for “actively damaging school sport” for the delay in the unveiling of a new £100 million school sport policy.

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Miller fails to explain post-Olympic school sport slump – or how it’ll be reversed

Culture secretary Maria Miller was questioned by MPs on the Olympic legacy today, specifically the decline in school sport participation.

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The Tory Olympic legacy? Scrapping protections for school playing fields

School sport: new regulations come in to force on Wedneseday which get rid of the requirement on all schools to have decent sized playing fields.

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Petition to protect school playing fields stepped up as pressure rises on Gove

The fight to save school playing fields received renewed impetus today following the revelations Michael Gove overruled experts five timesto approve sell-offs.

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Gove and the DfE are playing loose with our playing fields

If the DfE can be so wrong about the correct figure on school playing fields, what else are they (by cock-up or conspiracy) misleading the public about?

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Cameron blames teachers over school sport – ignoring his cuts and playing field sell-offs

David Cameron has criticised state school teachers for not doing their bit for school sport.

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Without greater provision and resources, state schools will struggle to close the gold gap

Without greater resources, opportunities and investment, the gold gap between state and private schools will continue to grow, writes Shamik Das.

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The fight to save school sport goes on

Tonight, Chelsea play Liverpool in the FA Cup Final at Wembley; the Olympics are just weeks away… but where are future sports stars going to come from.

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Sports minister: School sport “nothing to do with me… but the School Games are”

Sports minister Hugh Robertson today denied any responsibility for the school sport cuts – yet claimed credit for the school games, reports Shamik Das.

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2018 may be lost, but PM can still deliver a brighter future for school sport

England lost out in the bid to host the 2018 World Cup today, despite having arguably the best presentation, with Prince William, David Beckham and David Cameron making the case for football to come home. Russia won the right to host the 2018 World Cup, with rank outsiders Qatar – a country with an appalling human rights record – being selected to host the 2022 World Cup.

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