When I left teaching to set up my own business I was Head of PE in a specialist sports college, and I was proud of the fact that we did loads of fixtures in a range of sports. Four years down the line the very same school now does next to no fixtures, despite 75% of the department being the ones who worked under me. I have spoken to the current HOD, and he says that the other pressures of the job have worn colleagues out so much, that they have very little energy left for fixtures. He does a few, but the others have taken the view that doing fixtures does not keep them in a job, so they concentrate on the other stuff that SLT seem to deem important. The Head shortened the lunchtime to 45 minutes, this killed practices at lunch, and hardly any kids will stay after school. The parents still want fixtures though. Any views?