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Forgot,obviously the same"longer day"logic applies to academic subjects as well,and the well known private school results in comparison to the state system.Just check the origins of athletes in Team GB at the Olympics for a sporting example of the %.
I don't see the correlation with scrapping the minimum number of hours per week for sport by Cameron.It was a VERY LOW safe guard for exercise,it does not limit the amount a school wants and does do in any manner,so why take it away!?Private schools do more in one day than the weekly state minimum,simply due to a longer day,how many private schools do you see pupils leaving at 3 or 3-30 pm?
The consequences of that woman's policies are there for all to see. Anyone who supported it should be hanging their heads in shame.Need money schools? SELL your playing fields.The damage is there to be seen.
I personally feel video games and technology has some part to play. If kids didn't have these things they'd get involved in sport on a daily basis and find something which suits them and inspire them to become a competitive sportsperson. Instead we have kids who hide inside all day sat in front of screens
@26 children need to learn to work as a team and have confidence in their individual abilities. Many parents are too busy earning a crust to get kids off sofas and allow them out to play and socialise.Sport IS about learning whether you like what you are doing or not learn from the experience.
Total waste of time schools doing sports. They are there to learn not play. Plenty of time in playtimes and out of school to get exercise, which is all that matters not sports. The very few interested in sports should do it out of schools in specific clubs who can actually teach how to play the game, rather than schools go and kick a ball about, play, for an hour, afternoon.
10.MortWhich is why sports clubs AND schools should be properly funded - the adult/child ratio for under 8s is (rightly) quite high along with other child protection measures & we can't expect volunteers to cope with it all - sometimes money is the answer, as paid professionals can get on with it then.
17.supersmude - "......Saturday fixtures have become a thing of the past. I did it all without overtime pay and I think the present generation would not entertain this. Maybe I was the fool."The big difference is house prices - a great many young teachers HAVE to take on exam marking type jobs in the holidays/weekends to be able to afford to buy even a cardboard box of a house.....
The primaries that feed pupils to the secondary I teach in are using their PE money to buy in PE Teaching from us. It's saved our jobs and means primary pupils in the area will get weekly lessons from the PE teachers they will have in secondary school. We have also offered to up skill primary teachers so they can provide PE themselves. But nationwide I agree this will result in worsened provision.
Every child did at least two hours of exercise a week when she was an SSCO. The variation in activities was fantastic, and the area the school was based in was a poor one, but the joy on those children's faces has now gone as the secondary school has decided not too share their pot. A new similar initiative needs to be built up again, to get these kids out there enjoying exercise.
DfE complains about stats - yet Gove uses stats from a UK Gold 2008 survey to back up his comments about history!!!We want a legacy do we - but can't afford the piffling 700K to keep Don Valley open???Moaners about lack of Sat school sport - would you pay for your kids to get there? Would you do 3hrs/week unpaid weekend overtime? Teachers have wised up to what politicians value.
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