Extra hours of academic learning – as well as sport, music and drama – will be needed to help England’s pupils make up ground following the pandemic, the new education catch-up tsar says. Sir Kevan Collins said it was important to “act quickly” on making arrangements for the summer and that summer schools “had promise”.
The Government is making plans for children’s sport to follow schools in being a national priority when lockdown measures are eased. Oliver Dowden, the Culture Secretary, has said that he will be making the argument to cabinet that “kids’ sport should be the last one into the lockdown and the first out.”
Sporting Equals has launched an important terminology resource outlining what language the sport and physical activity sector should use when dealing with or describing racial discrimination and inequality. Understanding what is and is not appropriate is the first step to helping us have more confident and respectful discussions.