Physical Education And School Sport Essay

2156 WordsDec 15, 20169 Pages
Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) has seen many changes to its policy since 1960 up until the present day. PE has changed from a subject that promoted ideologies surrounding military drill, to more recently engaging children in lifelong participation whilst also excelling in a broad range of activities (DfE, 2013). Up until 2000 ‘sport’ dominated government policy documents, with John Major implementing his ‘Raising the game’ ideology. With his main aims being to identify young people with talent quickly and systematically so that the correct provisions can be made to allow sporting talent to flourish (DfE, 2013). However, since the Millennium youth sport has been viewed as a vehicle to achieve wider social objectives such as health, crime, drugs and educational attainment. A sporting future for all is a government policy introduced in 2000 after the government identified issues they wanted to tackle. These issues included not enough opportunities for young children, reducing participation with age and too many obstacles for participants to progress to the highest level. The governments aspirations for the policy was to see an increase in people of all ages and social groups taking part in sport, and for more success for the top competitors and teams on the world stage (DCMS, 2000). Their action plan to achieve these objectives included large scale funding across Physical Education and Sport in school and within the community. It also included a Five-Point Plan
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