1. What is the Sports Premium?
The Government introduced the Sports Premium Grant in 2013. The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013 – 2018 to improve provision of physical education (P.E.) and sport in primary school.
2. How is this funding allocated to schools?
The P.E. and sport allocation is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
Funding for schools will be calculated by reference to the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11), as recorded in the annual school census in January 2013.
3. What are the aims of the Sports Premium?
- Purpose of funding – Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of P.E. and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
- Key themes and priorities:
– To further enhance quality of learning and teaching of P.E.
– To further develop confidence of staff in the teaching of P.E.
– Implementation of new P.E. curriculum
– Supporting and engaging the least active children through new clubs
– Increasing competition and success in school sports
– Improvement in partnership work on physical education with other schools and other local partners.