Sports Premium Funding
The Government is providing ‘new, substantial primary school sport funding’ to the value of £150 million per annum. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision within schools.
Who is eligible? Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16000 plus £10 for each pupil in Year 1-6.
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
1.The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – kick-starting healthy active lifestyles.
2.The profile of PE and sport being raised across the school as a tool for whole school improvement.
3.Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
4.Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
5.Increased participation in competitive sport.