What is Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide, ‘new and substantial primary school sport funding’. This funding is being jointly provided by the Department of Education, Department for Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. The sport funding will be ‘ring-fenced’ so can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
To ensure children have opportunities to:
Lead healthy lifestyles
Enjoy Physical Education and Sports in school
Experience high quality Physical Education and Sport
Compete against their peers
Achieve sporting excellence
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:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching.
New or additional sports clubs
Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in school games
Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport
Proving places for pupils on after school sport clubs
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