Michael Gove – 2013 Comments on Olympic Legacy and Schools

The comments made by Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education, on 16 March 2013.

We must harness the sporting spirit of 2012 for all our young people. We have listened to teachers, and to Ofsted, who have said that sport provision in our primary schools is far too often just not up to scratch.That is why we are putting money directly into the hands of primary head teachers to spend it on improving PE in their schools.

By providing this money and reintroducing competitive sport back into the heart of the curriculum we can achieve an Olympic legacy in our schools we can be proud of.