In April 2013, the Government announced new funding of £150 million for physical education (PE) and sport. This funding should be used to improve the quality of sport within school. Schools are free to determine how best to use this funding to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
The sports funding has be spent in line with the guidance available:
The PE and Sport Premium for Primary Schools document, updated 22 October 2015, states that:
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of PE and sport they offer.
This means that our school should use the premium to:
• develop or add to the PE and sport activities that our school already offers
• make improvements now that will benefit pupils joining the school in future years
Examples of how we can use our funding are as follows:
• hire qualified sports coaches to work with teachers
• provide existing staff with training or resources to help them teach PE and sport more effectively
• introduce new sports or activities and encourage more pupils to take up sport
• support and involve the least active children by running or extending school sports clubs, holiday clubs and Change4Life clubs
• run sport competitions
• increase pupils' participation in the School Games
• run sports activities with other schools
By training our staff through CPD and providing our children with a variety of sporting experience. We are encouraging them to be lifelong learners, to have a healthy life style where sport and eating healthy is at the centre of their everyday life.