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PE and Sports Premium

Primary School PE and Sport Funding

What is the PE & Sport Funding?

In April 2013, the Department of Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport announced new funding of £150 million to support the delivery of PE and school sport.

Funding is being allocated to all schools with primary aged children across two years (September 2013 to August 2019).  This will help schools to improve the quality of Sport and PE provision for all their children.

This great opportunity will allow schools to spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport as well as having the freedom to choose how they do this.

Purpose of the funding

-Schools will have to spend sports 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:

-Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE

-New or additional Change4Life sports clubs

-Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport

-Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport

-Running sports competitions, or increasing participation in school games

-Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport

-Providing places for pupils on after-school sport clubs.


How will we be spending the PE & Sports Funding and who will benefit?

At Bilsthorpe Flying High Academy, we believe all children should benefit from the funding regardless of sporting ability; that children should be given the opportunity to compete in advanced tournaments and that staff should have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.

Some of the funding will be used to purchase new equipment, some to bring coaches into school to introduce new sports and some funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. We feel that this is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long-lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.

See the UK Government website for PE and Sports Premium for primary schools below: