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 and 2015/2016. 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:
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
raise the profile of cycling as a school sports project
increase the variety of sports after school clubs on offer for all pupils
provide specialised coaches for various sports in PE curriculum lessons
provide extra tuition for non-swimmers
Our school allocation
Our school has been awarded £9770 for the academic year 2013 -2014 and we intend to use the funding as outlined below.
To raise the profile of cycling by;
purchasing bicycles for vulnerable children & tool-kit to maintain bicycles
running subsidised cycling clubs after school/lunchtime £4000(not finalised)
To increase pupils’ participation in sports and physical activity at lunchtimes by;
employing a sports coach to run organised sports activities at lunch £1500
To provide specialised sports coaching;
tennis coaching (coach and court)
To increase pupils participation in sports and physical activity after school by;
provide a range of sports club opportunities £1500
To provide extra tuition for non-swimmers;
extra lessons £500 (not finalised)
We will measure the impact at the end of the academic year.
For more information about the Sports fund please visit the DfE website. DfE Sports Fund