Primary School Sport Funding
At Tower Primary School & Nursery we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sport’s Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff to deliver in-house quality PE sessions.
Primary School Sports Funding.
Information about the Government initiative for funding sport in primary schools can be found at: http://www.education.gov.uk
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is continuing to provide funding of approximately £150 million per annum for the academic years 2015, 2016 and 2017 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 £8,000 plus an extra £5 per pupil each year for the next two years - here at Tower Primary School that will mean around £8,500 a year.
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.
Possible uses of the funding include:
Hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
Paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport
Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport
Running sport competitions, or increasing participation in the school games
Buying quality assured professional development modules or material for PE/sport
Providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.
What have we planned to do with our Sport’s Premium?
At Tower Primary School & Nursery we have a rolling two year plan for PE and Sport provision. Our action and expenditure plans for the academic year 2016-2017 are available to read here.
Please visit our School PE and Sports information page on the News and Information section of this website for an update of all that we are doing.