The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture and Media and Sport. The money goes directly to primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all children. Each school receives £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil – at Sedlescombe that is around £8900 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in school.
Possible uses of the Funding:
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their PE and sport provision, but have the freedom to choose how to do this.
For example schools can use the funding to:
- Hire specialist PE teachers
- Hire qualified sports coaches to work alongside teachers
- Pay for training for existing staff in PE/sport
- Provide cover to release primary teachers top attend training in PE/sport
- Run sports competitions or increase pupils’ participation in the School Games
- Provide existing staff with high quality teaching resources to help them teach PE and sport
- Provide sports clubs, sporting activities and Change4Life clubs for the least active children in school
Schools have to account for how the money has been spent and how effective the spending has been. You can see how we have spent out Sports Funding in the Sports Premium Reports that can be downloaded from the links on this page.