The government has provided additional funding of over £450 million in the last few years to improve physical education. Our Primary School Sport’s funding has enabled us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports coaches during PE sessions, contributing to the range of After School clubs provided, such as Ballet, Football and Athletics, as well as training our staff to deliver high quality PE and Games 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 providing funding of £150 million per annum. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and the money goes 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 (Year 1 – Year 6) each year – at Whitehall Park School that is around £8,590 a year.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this. You can read here, how we used our funding last year.
How Whitehall Park are using the funding in 2016-17:
- Develop staff expertise in teaching the PE curriculum
- Increase participation in extra-curricular clubs
- We release staff and pay coaches to attend a wide range of events in all areas of the PE curriculum
- We buy high quality materials and equipment to support learning in PE and games
- We provide a range of opportunities for enrichment activities after school and at lunchtime
Take a look at our 2016 17 report which shows how we intend to use the funding to improve the provision of PE and sport for the benefit of pupils.