What is the PE and Sport Premium?
The Government has provided a total of £600 million over the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2016/17 to provide new and substantial primary school sports funding. The funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sports, and will see the money going directly to Primary school headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Each school has received £8,000 plus and extra £5 per pupil over the past 4 years.
This year funding has doubled. Phil and Jim Primary School will receive £16,000 in 2017-18 plus an extra £10 per pupil. The premium must be used to fund additional and sustainable improvements to the provision of PE and sport, for the benefit of primary-aged pupils, in the 2017-18 academic year, to encourage the development of healthy, active lifestyles.
What is the purpose of the funding?
All school have to spend the sports funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but there is freedom to choose how we do it. At Phil and Jim we recognise that PE plays an important role in the health and well being of children and the positive impact of PE and extra curricular actives can have on the attitudes, confidence and academic achievement of all out children. PE is an essential part of our curriculum that is inclusion, encourages teamwork, develops health and inspires competition and excellence. Each child takes part in an extensive programme of PE that includes, games, dance, and gymnastics. All children go swimming in Year 4 and we offer a variety of sporting activities through our after school clubs provision.