PE + Sports Premium
The government provides additional funding each year to primary schools so that they can improve provision of physical education (PE) and sport. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – is allocated directly to schools and is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
• Hiring or specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PEand sport
• Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
• Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Schools are held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.
Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Please read the information in the link below to see how we have spent our funding at St Benedict Biscop last year and our plans for this year’s funding.