The Government has spent over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years 2013 to 2014, 2014 to 2015 and 2015 to 2016.
The funding is coming to schools directly from central Government and autonomy has been given on how to spend the money with some guidance which can be found here;
Primary school sport funding, which is in addition to main school funding, was introduced in September 2013. At Whitley Lodge First School we already pride ourselves in offering as wide a variety of sporting opportunities as possible. It is being used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
Previous areas of spend and its impact
|Background Information||Primary school sport funding, which is in addition to main school funding, was introduced in September 2013.
It is being used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision.
|PE and Sport Grant funding allocation 2019 - 2020||£17860|
|How the allocation will be spent.|| To support funding for the installation of external playground equipment to improve fitness levels of Foundation Stage and Key Stage One pupils.
Providing cover to release staff for professional development in PE and sport.
Paying for specialist teachers or coaches to provide high quality professional development for staff, to raise competence and confidence in teaching a wide range of PE and sport activities.
Participation in inter-school sports festivals.
Purchase of annual local authority Service Level Agreement for PE and sport in order to access training.
Support funding for Year 4 residential visit to ‘Robinwood Outdoor Education Centre’ in Alston, Cumbria.
Funding for Beach School activities for all pupils across the year.
|PE and Sport Grant funding allocation 2018 - 2019||£17840|
|The impact of additional funding allocated 2018 - 2019|| Installation of an all - weather walking/running track allows children to undertake the Daily Mile Challenge.
The all - weather track is also used by all pupils at playtime to increase physical fitness and well-being.
Increased amount of pupils involved in extra-curricular activities.
Increased range of extra-curricular activities offered.
Increased range and quality of equipment.
Increased participation in inter-school competitions.
Staff member attended a ‘Beach School’ three day training programme. Activities were disseminated to staff and all children are involved in beach school visits each half term.
All pupils regularly involved in visiting the local beach to undergo relevant activities across the year.
Achievement of Gold Sports Mark Award for the second year.
|Sustainability of Improvements||The all - weather track is fully sustainable for future use.
The beach school training has established a range of activities for all children to participate in. This will remain an important aspect of curriculum provision.
Involvement in the Gold Sports Mark Awards scheme supports continual development in PE and Sport.