The government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 to improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools. This funding - provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport - will be allocated to primary school headteachers. This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
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Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this. Possible uses for the funding might include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
- supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
- paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
- providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
- running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
- buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE and sport
- providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
- pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Use of Sport Premium
Vision Statement for Sport in our school
At Long Ditton Infant School our aim is to maximise the opportunities for all our children in sport, to enable them to fulfil their full sporting potential.
Our school is working consistently to raise standards and achievement in sport across the school, by improving the quality of teaching in this subject through CPD and the employment of specialist coaches and teachers.
- We are committed to promoting healthy and active lifestyle choices across the school in all curriculum areas and in partnership with our school meals provider.
- We take every opportunity to participate in competitive sport within the school and are beginning to develop competitive sport with other local schools through the virtual games programme.
- We have an inclusion policy throughout the school whereby all children are encouraged to participate in all sports whatever their ability. All children get the opportunity to participate in National Sports week every year and also participate in Sports Day.
Our sports funding will primarily be spent on training staff members and improving their knowledge of teaching and learning in Physical Education. It will also be spent on supporting and engaging all children in more physical activities through using specialist sport coaches and providing the children with more opportunities to compete in multi-skill sporting events.