Education Committee - Third Report
School sport following London 2012: No more political football

Here you can browse the report which was ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 17 July 2013.


Terms of Reference


1 Introduction

Background to the inquiry

Evidence base of our inquiry

Background information

Definitions of school sport and physical education

Olympic and Paralympic legacy

Current school sport policy

2 Purpose of school sport

The purpose and benefits of sport


Educational outcomes

Societal benefits

Recognition of benefits by Government

Competition in school sport

National curriculum

3 Government policy

Cross-Government working

Long-term support

4 Delivery of school sport

School sports partnerships

Building on the SSP model

Primary sport premium

Guidance for head teachers

Time-frame of primary sport premium

Primary teachers

Teacher training and development

Primary sport specialists

5 Special needs and disability sport

Competitive sporting opportunities

Education, health and care plans

6 London 2012 legacy

A missed opportunity?

Delivering the legacy

School Games


Elite athletes

7 Accountability

Primary sport premium

Wider accountability



8 Conclusion

Conclusions and recommendations

Annex 1: Committee visit to schools in East London, 25 April 2013

Annex 2: Teacher survey—school sports

Annex 3: Young people survey—school sports

Formal Minutes


List of printed written evidence

List of additional written evidence

List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament

Oral and written evidence - HC 164-II

Tuesday 14 May 2013: Mike Diaper OBE, Director of Community Sport, Sport England, Sue Wilkinson, Association for Physical Education, and Andy Reed, Sport and Recreation Alliance; Derek Peaple, Head Teacher, Park House School, Linda Cairns, School Sport Coordinator, George Abbot School, Shaun Dowling, Head of Sport, United Learning, and Richard Saunders, Chairman, County Sports Partnership Network; Jonathan Edwards CBE, TV presenter, world record holder and former Olympic gold medallist, Lynne Hutchinson, Team GB gymnast, Daniel Keatings, Team GB, gymnast, and Rachel Smith, Team GB gymnast

Tuesday 21 May 2013: Wayne Allsopp, Business Development Manager, New College Leicester, Denise Gladwell, Head, St Breok Primary School, Cornwall, Paul Harris, Head, Curwen School, Newham, London, and Trystan Williams, Head, Springfields Academy, Wiltshire; Baroness Campbell, Chair, Youth Sport Trust, Baroness Grey-Thompson and Dame Tessa Jowell

Tuesday 11 June 2013: Edward Timpson MP, Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families, DfE

Written evidence

Additional written evidence (unprinted)

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