What is PE and Sports Premium Funding?
The government is providing funding of over £450 million per annum for academic years 2013-2020 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This 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 head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving provision of PE and sport but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
The vision for the Primary PE and Sport Premium:
ALL pupils leaving primary school are physically literate and have the knowledge, skills and motivation necessary to equip them for a healthy, active lifestyle and lifelong participation in physical activity and sport
It is expected that schools will see an improvement against the following 5 key indicators:
Key Indicator 1: the engagement of all pupils in regular physical activity – the Chief Medical Officer guidelines recommend that all children and young people aged 5 to 18 engage in at least 60 minutes of physical activity a day, of which 30 minutes should be in school
Key Indicator 2: the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
Key Indicator 3: increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
Key Indicator 4: broader experience of a range of sports and activities offered to all pupils
Key Indicator 5: increased participation in competitive sport
For more details please see the following documents: