logo-education
0370 270 6000

already registered?

Please sign in with your existing account details.

need to register?

Register to access exclusive content, sign up to receive our updates and personalise your experience on brownejacobson.com.

Privacy statement - Terms and conditions

Forgotten your password?

Playing fields row rumbles on

9 August 2012

The Department for Education has defended their stance on selling off playing fields on their website, arguing that all 21 sites were sold for good reason, including the fact that three were school facilities were leased to organisations to improve sporting provision.

This update provides perspective, but is unlikely to dampen interest in school sport provision in light of our Olympic success. News reports highlighting the fact that the majority of our top athletes are privately educated coupled with the government’s recent decision to scrap the compulsory two hours of physical education a week for children in local authority maintained schools, will ensure the focus remains on state funding and support for school sport.

On the back of our Olympic success the government has the perfect opportunity to develop its sports education policy, provide greater funding opportunities and ensure children from every background have access to a range of sport at schools. Will they take it?

Related opinions

Does the move into Step 4 mean the ending of Covid-19 restrictions within schools?

With the Prime Ministers announcement that he intends for Step 4 to begin on 19 July, this will also bring an end to the restrictions currently in place on education settings.

View blog

Advocacy in Action: Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders (FGMPO)

The issue of Female Genital Mutilation Protection Orders and the importance of education providers to act promptly.

View blog

Responsibilities towards students identifying as non-binary

Our top tips for supporting transgender and non-binary pupils.

View blog

Schools face scrutiny over Covid-19 vaccinations for children

On 4 June, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) approved the use of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine for 12- to 15-year-olds.

View blog

Mailing list sign up

Select which mailings you would like to receive from us.

Sign up