What is Primary PE and Sport Premium Funding?
The Government provides additional funding to schools each year to improve the provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in primary schools. This funding, provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, will be allocated to primary school head teachers.
Purpose of Funding
All children should have the opportunity to live healthy and active lives. Physical activity has many physical benefits, whilst also improving mental wellbeing. Children who participate in regular exercise are happy, confident and resilient. The PE and Sport Premium can help schools make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of Physical Education (PE) and sport that they offer. It will be used to secure improvements in the following 5 key indicators:
- The engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines
recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school.
- The profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement.
- Broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils.
- Increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport.
- Increased participation in competitive sport.
The school’s Primary PE and Sport Premium spending plans can be found below.