In March 2013, the government announced that it was to provide additional funding to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools in England – The Primary PE and Sport Premium.
This funding is allocated to primary schools and is ring-fenced. This means that it can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
The government introduced five key indicators against which schools are expected to show improvement. These indicators are:
- 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
- the profile of PE and sport is raised across the school as a tool for whole-school improvement
- there is an increased confidence, knowledge and skills of all staff in teaching PE and sport
- a broader range of sports and activities are available for pupil to experience
- there is an increased participation in competitive sport.
Our vision is to use this money to create a culture that encourages all our children to be active and have positive attitudes towards physical activities and healthy lifestyles.
We will endeavour to use the funding to make high-quality PE and sports sustainable. Our CPD programme, our local sports partnership links and working together with other IfTL schools will help us to achieve this.