PE Funding & Sports Offer
Funding for Primary School PE and Sports
Purpose of Funding
The government provides annual funding to improve the Physical Education (PE) and Sports programmes offered by primary schools. It is provided jointly by various governmental departments, including Education, Health and Culture, and Media and Sport. Although funding will be allocated to primary school head teachers, it will be 'ring fenced' - this means it can only be spent specifically on PE and sport in schools.
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, though how they do this remains their decision. Schools will also be required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, alongside details of their broader curriculum, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
From September 2013, schools will be held to account for how they spend their additional 'ring-fenced' funding. Ofsted will strengthen the coverage of PE and sport within the 'Inspectors' Handbook' and supporting guidance so that both schools and inspectors know how sport and PE will be assessed in future as part of the school's overall provision.
How we plan to use the funding
We very much look forward to developing our PE curriculum with the aim of maintaining the Sainsbury’s school games ‘Gold’ award this year. At Little Leigh Primary School we work with Vale Royal School Sports Partnership and Weaverham High School to ensure we deliver high quality PE lessons, attend competitions and festivals, and to engage with PE and sport specific training. We work with coaches in school to develop teacher subject knowlegde and to enhance the provision for children. We engage with all the competitions provided by the Vale Royal School Sports Partnership and provide a wide range of free and part subsidised clubs including: tennis, rugby, football, dance, gymnastics, yoga, hockey and many more.
This year our action plan also includes:
-The development of a pupil leadership programme
-The co-ordination of a competitive sporting calendar (this can be found on the link below)
-More flexible inter-school competitions including A & B teams
-Opportunities for pupils with additional needs to take part in competitive sport
-Change 4 Life clubs
-CPD Programme including PE Coordinator training, Sport Specific training, Coordinator networking and Inclusion training
-Sporting personality visits
-Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
-Providing places for pupils in after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
-The remaining money will enable us to improve our sports equipment such as netball posts, rugby equipment and much, much more.