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St Michael'sCatholic Primary School

PE Funding

St Michael’s Catholic Primary School

PE Funding

2013 - 2016

The Government is determined to secure a lasting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic games. They have recognised developing the enjoyment of sport and physical activity and promoting a healthy a lifestyle in children from a young age are vital aspects of that.

Therefore, the government announced in March 2013, providing funding for every state funded school in the country, with primary aged children aged 5-11 years additional sport funding of £150 million for academic years 2013/2014 and 2014/2015.

These funds are to be spent on improving the quality of sport and PE delivered in schools. Every school will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a further £5 for every child from reception to year 6 to be spent over two academic years.

Whilst this funding is to be spent on sport and PE, we have the flexibility to spend these monies to suit the needs of our school. We are able to:

 

  • Hire specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary school teachers during the school day.

  • Arranging new clubs, run by external providers, with expertise in engaging with less active children.

  • Organising sport competitions and working in partnership with local schools.

  • Purchasing new resources for new activities.

  • Providing after school clubs. 

Summary of PE spending for 2013/2016:

Amount:

Premier Sports (External Coach)

Start Active (Earlybird Sports Club)

£4904
Premier Sports After School Clubs £3360
Resources £3180
ABS Tennis Coaching £595
Partnership Langdon Academy £1140
Let Me Play (External Coach) £2912

We recognise the importance of PE to the health and well- being of our children. Having a varied PE curriculum and extra curriculum activities has proved to have a positive effect on our children’s attitude, concentration and academic achievement.