From September 2013 the Government provided funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013/14 and 2014/15. The aim of this is to provide new, ‘substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department 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, but we have the freedom to choose how we do this.
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 in Spring each year.
All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum plus a premium of £5 per pupil. Therefore, our school will receive the amount of £5,946 to support our PE provision.
The premium is intended to be spent on the following:
- Staff Continuous Professional Development;
- Curriculum Scheme of Work;
- Additional access to Clubs;
- Services to arrange and hold organised events and competitions;
- Specialist Sports Coaches and PE teachers to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE; and
The Government initiative, which is being run throughout the whole of the country, aims to help build a lasting legacy on the back of the 23012 Olympic Games. Whilst Partington Primary School prides itself on being a very active and healthy school already, we welcome this additional funding to further develop the excellent practise that currently goes on in school.
Professional Development of Staff – We have invested in a professional sports coach to come into school to work one-to-one with staff to deliver PE and sports. School staff are benefitting from seeing up to date ideas put into practise, and this will have a long-term impact on PE teaching in school.
Professional Sports Coaching – Furthermore, by bringing professional sports coaches into school, this provides the children with high quality teaching, and the opportunity to learn from specialists. (Wednesday and Thursday all day)
Clubs – We have added to the number of clubs on offer by using the sports coaches to provide 2x lunchtime sports club for Y5 & Y6 and after-school clubs for .
Organised Events & Competitions – We access events and competitions through the Trafford Sports Partnership.
Resources Curriculum – We have purchased resources to support our new PE curriculum.