PE and Sports Premium
In March 2013 the government announced that it was to provide additional funding of £150 million per annum to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England - The Primary PE & Sport Premium. The Government has since announced that they are committed to continuing this funding until 2020 and we await formal confirmation of this.
This funding is allocated to primary school Headteachers. The funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
Sports Premium 2017/18
On the 24th October 2017 the Government published the latest PE and Sport Premium allocations for the current academic year. We are delighted to have been supported with £18,330 to help support and improve our ongoing provision of Physical Education and Sport at Princes Risborough Primary School.
Having reviewed our current provision and have submitted plans for how we can best utilise this fantastic financial support. We are already in the process of ordering new equipment and we will soon be able to provide updated details of how this money will be spent and the impact it will have on the children.
• To improve the quality of existing PE teaching so that all primary pupils improve their health, skills and physical literacy, and have broader exposure to a range of sports.
• To increase participation levels in competitive sport and healthy activity of pupils, and maintain these into adolescence.
• To increase the quality of initial teacher training in PE and sport, and to promote PE specialisation in primary level workforce.
• Schools understand and value the benefits of high quality PE and sport, including its use as a tool for whole school improvement.
• Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE.
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs.
• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport.
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport.
• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games.
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport.
• Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs.
• Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.