Sports Premium at Pensford Primary School
At Pensford Primary School, we value the enormous contribution that physical activity can bring to the health of the children’s bodies and minds and to their emotional wellbeing.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16, to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school headteachers, to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school will receive a lump sum of £8,000, plus an extra £5 per pupil from years 1-6, each year. At Pensford Primary School that will mean around £8,350 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision.
Purpose of the funding
Schools will have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Some possible uses of the funding include hiring specialist sports coaches, staff development, improving resources or facilities to widen the range of sports offered, or making sure all children have an equal chance to learn and participate.
How we are using our funding
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding is enabling us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions, training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions and by improving the quality and quantity of our sports equipment and facilities. It is also funding weekly swimming lessons for all pupils in years 4,5,6, so that all children have an equal opportunity to learn to swim.
Attached is the full break-down of how to 2013 – 2014 funding was used and a projection of spending for 2014 – 2015.
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