• DfE launches consultation on content of reformed PE qualifications

    The Department for Education has launched a consultation on the subject content of the reformed physical education (PE) GCSE, AS and A-levels. Members of the public can complete an online survey that will allow them to propose any new activities that they believe should be included as part of the qualifications. The activity lists at

    12.24 Oct. 24th, 2018 | News

  • Government plans a review of children's physical activity at school

    Schools’ efforts to engage their least active pupils in physical activities will be reviewed by the government as it embarks on the second phase of its childhood obesity plan. The first phase, published in 2016, promised a ‘healthy schools’ rating scheme for primaries, and a new interactive online tool to help schools plan at least 30 minutes of

    19.12 Jun. 25th, 2018 | News

  • PE apprenticeships solve Kent schools’ levy woes

    Primary schools in Kent have found an effective way to make the most of the apprenticeship levy by taking apprentices on to support the delivery of PE lessons and sports clubs. From last April, employers with an annual payroll of more than £3 million have to pay 0.5 per cent into the apprenticeship levy, which

    5.00 May. 19th, 2018 | News

  • PE teachers lured into shortage subjects via new plan

    The government’s new scheme to get PE trainees teaching EBacc subjects is splitting the schools community. The Association for Physical Education described it as “a superb idea”, but a representative of one training provider claimed the scheme could be used to mislead candidates. The government has lifted the cap on teacher-training places at school and

    5.00 Oct. 22nd, 2017 | News

  • Southerners do Classics, Northerners do PE: Regional A-level figures

    Putting zero stereotypes to bed, figures released today show that pupils educated in southern England are more likely to study classics and politics, while those in the north are more inclined to study ICT and PE. The numbers were produced by the Joint Council of Qualifications as part of the provisional AS and A-level results.

    11.27 Aug. 18th, 2016 | Exam results, News

  • Moral character is built by more than sport

    Research suggests that widely held beliefs about the character building nature of sport are wrong, with students who take part in music, choir or drama outside school responding better to moral dilemmas than those who do not In May this year education secretary Nicky Morgan invested more than £500,000 in a schools project which, despite

    6.00 Nov. 30th, 2015 | Opinion

  • A-level results 2015: Physical Education

    11.44 Aug. 13th, 2015 | Exam results

  • A duty of care on the sports field

    Rugby union is a compulsory sport in many independent schools. Are they putting themselves at risk by compelling under-16s to play the game? A school’s legal duty of care to its pupils applies to sport as to every other aspect of school life. Sport must be taught and games supervised with a degree of “reasonable

    6.30 Feb. 16th, 2015 | Opinion