The Department for Education (DfE) is spending over £450 million on improving physical education (PE) and sport in primary schools over the 3 academic years. The funding was first issued for the academic year 2013/2014 and it will continue over the academic years 2014/2015, 2015/2016 and 2016/2017. The funding will be allocated directly to primary schools to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all pupils.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision for PE and sport, but schools have been given the freedom to choose how they do this.
At Betty Layward we have decided to use our money to:
provide specialised coaches for various sports in PE curriculum lessons
increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activities at lunchtimes
provide subsidised places for pupils in sports based after school clubs for our vulnerable pupils and gifted pupils
increase the variety of sports after school clubs on offer for all pupils
to provide TA training to improve lunchtime activities available to the pupils
Our school allocation
Our school has been awarded £9770 for the academic year 2016 -2017 and we intend to use the funding as outlined in the PDF below: