What is the Sport Premium?
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding.
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 headteachers 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 in schools.
Purpose of funding
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.
Possible uses for the funding include:
Funding professional development opportunities in PE
Increasing participation in competitive sports competitions
Providing cover to release teachers to work alongside leading PE teachers
Providing places for pupils on after school clubs
How will we be spending the Sport Premium?
Mr Clare (PE subject leader) is currently completing a training course that will result in him acquiring a Level 3 Primary Physical Education Subject Leader award
The children are to have a number of opportunities to take part in competitive sports competitions, organized through the School sports Partnership. This will include cross countryrunning, tag ruby and swimming. Funds will be used to release staff to take the children to these events as well as meet any possible transport costs
Cover will be provided so all the teachers get to deliver some PE sessions alongside Mr Clare. This, in turn, will enable them to develop their own PE teaching
We will be offering free places at an after school fencing club so that the children can experience this non-
As time goes by we will be reviewing the impact this funding is having on improving participation in sport, as well as our quality of provision.