We have welcomed the Government’s announcement in June 2013 to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. We are committed to using this resource in developing high quality PE lessons, alongside greater opportunities for sporting competitions and clubs for all of our young people.
We believe in the importance of PE/ Sports as a fun, collaborative experience for all pupils, who deserve the highest standard of teaching. Alongside this we believe in the importance of promoting healthy living and ensuring that all pupils, no matter what their ability, participate and enjoy sport. We are also committed to developing the individual talents of those who show ability and we wish to support these pupils to compete to the best of their abilities in a variety of events.
Our school has been focusing on ensuring a positive impact on performance, participation and enjoyment of PE/ Sports for all of our students.
What is the Sports Premium?
Former Prime Minister David Cameron has announced that the Government will commit funding for the Primary PE and Sport Premium to 2020, with £750m to be invested over the course of the next parliament.
The investment builds on the £150m a year ring fenced funding currently committed for schools until 2020 to increase primary PE and sport opportunities. This is ring fenced funding – allocated directly to primary schools across England, and it became effective in September 2013.
What does the Sport Premium mean for my School?
‘Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this’ (DfE June 2013).
We are working closely with Medway Local Authority, TSAT and our PE teacher and have identified key areas through a self -review process to ensure we can meet the high expectations in PE and Sport for our children.
‘Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day’-(DfE June 2013)