Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 13280)           
UK only International

Physical activity providers for children need to ‘improve standard and measure more’

By Matthew Campelli    30 Sep 2016
An inactive childhood means you are twice as likely to be an obese adult

Organisations providing physical activity programmes for children would attract more public funding if they improved standards and focused on measurement, according to ukactive.

The not-for-profit organisation’s Kids Forum discussed ways to mobilise today’s inactive children in the context of its own report on childhood inactivity and the government’s recently published obesity strategy.

Huw Edwards, public affairs director at ukactive, said that to develop relationships with governments and funding organisations like Sport England, those who offered programmes for children should roll out “fitness measurement and active mile schemes” across schools nationwide.

Measurement will play a big part in the way Ofsted evaluates schools using the PE and Sport Premium, and in the way Sport England funds out-of-school activity for those aged five-plus.

Improving standards and regulation around “quality assurance” for children’s activity professionals would also encourage the government to fund more providers, the forum found.

During the session, Sport England’s director of community sport Mike Diaper gave an overview of the £40m (US$52m, €46.2m) fund the quango has earmarked for children and families, while the Department of Health’s Emma Reed presented key points from the government’s childhood obesity strategy.

Dr Steven Mann, ukactive Kids executive, said the forum was a “significant step forward”, and highlighted the “30 leading children’s activity providers coming together with key government figures”.

He added: “It really is crunch time for activity providers and those who want to be involved in the significant conversations and initiatives that are fast-approaching will need to make sure they are beacons of best practice.”

ukactive  obesity strategy  government  funding  Sport England 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Managing Director - LACC

Harrogate Borough Council
Salary: Grade ACE: £69,871 - £74,307 per annum
Location: Harrogate, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rossmore, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fleet, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Lindsey, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bordon, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blandford Forum, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Spelthorne, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Blaby, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Slough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Dunstable, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Programme Director

The Little Gym Godalming
Salary: Competitive + performance related bonus
Location: Godalming, UK

Developmental Gymnastics Instructor

The Little Gym Godalming
Salary: Competitive
Location: Godalming, UK
training with sports management

General Manager

truGym
Salary: Competitive
Location: Gateshead, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Cotswold, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stroud, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Poole, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Chichester, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Ealing, United Kingdom
lifeguard jobs  swimming teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  apprenticeships jobs  personal trainer jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  duty manager jobs  assistant manager jobs  general manager jobs  assistant general manager jobs  Catering Assistant jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs 
More jobs

Catalogue Gallery

Video Gallery

British Military Fitness
BMF with Bear Grylls has put up a £1m fund to get personal trainers, fitness instructors and class instructors back to work and earning money.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: DFC
DFC
At DFC, we offer totally transparent revenue management solutions with clear pricing and no hidden extras. It’s our mission to help you improve your relationships with your customers so that they stay longer.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Featured Supplier

Digital education: TRX trains more than 14,000 professionals for free using live virtual training
In response to the pandemic, TRX, the global leader in functional training equipment, world- class training content, and app-based training technology, transformed its TRX Suspension Training Course into a free, live virtual edition via Zoom.
View full details >
More featured suppliers

Property & Tenders

Location: Waltham Abbey, Essex
Company: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
21-24 Sep 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
22-23 Sep 2020
Heythrop Park, United Kingdom
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
More diary dates