Sports Premium Statement
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England.
Purpose of Funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport. To achieve self-sustaining improvement in the quality of PE and sport in primary schools. It is important to emphasise that the focus of spending must lead to long lasting impact against the vision (above) that will live on well beyond the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding.
The four objectives of the Primary PE and Sport Premium funding are:
- To improve the quality of existing PE teaching through continuing professional learning in PE for generalists, so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports
- To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence
- To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce
- For schools to show that they understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.