The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15 to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding.
What is the ‘Sports Premium’?
The funding is jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and ensures that money goes directly to primary school Head Teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil. This year schools are also receiving additional funding from the sugar tax. Here Campsbourne that will mean £35,300 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
The Purpose of the 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 of the funding include:
Recruiting specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
New or additional Change4Life sport clubs
Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
At Campsbourne School we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. In addition, it is considered that an innovative and varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all children.
The school governors agree that the money must be used so that all children benefit regardless of their sporting ability. We will use our Sports Funding Allocation to continue to place a high priority on our PE provision. To see the impact of how we used our Sport Premium Funding in 2016 / 2017 and how we plan to use the funding in 2017/2018 please click here.