PE and Sport Funding
The PE and Sport Allocation is funding provided to schools in addition to main school funding. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of PE and sport in schools.
The government provided additional funding for academic years 2013 to 2016 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This money has continued to be provided in 2016-17.
It is for schools to decide how the PE and Sport funding is spent. Schools are held accountable for how they have used the additional funding.
In our school we have used the money in a variety of areas:
|Hiring specialist qualified sports coaches to work with all children on PE lessons designed to improve skills and give childen a wide range of experiences.|
Professional development for class teachers who observe and participate in lessons and buld up their skills and knowledge.
Increase in the range of skills development access to a wider variety of sports for the pupils.
|Releasing PE coordinator to accompany children at inter school competitions. ||Increased participation at sporting events.|
|Purchase of specialist equipment and teaching resources. ||Increased opportunities for children to participate in a non traditonal activity or new sport.|
|Targeting groups of pupils to help improve their physical development. (COMP programme)||Improved gross motor and fine motor skills.|