The government provides additional funding to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding is referred to as the Sports Premium and is provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport. The funds must be spent on improving the school's provision of PE and sport, and the school can choose how they can do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional clubs
paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools
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In 2016/17 the funding St. Mary's received was £8000 and in 2017/18 this will increase to approximately £17,000 as the funding has increased since September 1st.
Our PE lead is currently in the process of looking at last year and the impact the funding had on the healthy lives of our pupils. We will publish this document here shortly.