Primary School’s Sports Funding
The Government is providing funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2014/15 to provide substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport, and will see money going directly to primary school Head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools. OFSTED will play a significant role in ensuring that schools target this funding in areas which will lead to clear outcomes in raising standards and opportunities in PE and school sport for all children throughout the Primary Phase. All schools will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus a premium of £5 per pupil for the next academic year.
At St Michael’s Tenterden this has been calculated at £8538 (Full academic year). You will see that we have subsidised this spending from the school budget to increase the provision available to pupils.
Purpose of Funding
Schools have to spend the funding on improving their provision of PE and school sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
At St Michaels Tenterden we believe that ALL children who attend our school should receive a well-balanced curriculum which stimulates and promotes their academic, sporting, creative, artistic and social development.
What is St Michael’sTenterden already doing to ensure effective PE and Sport in school?
All children in year 4 receive 12 weekly swimming lessons at our local swimming pool,
a voluntary contribution has been paid for this activity.
All children access 2 hours curriculum PE during a week
Our school already offers a range of after school clubs, accessed by children from Key
Stages one and two.
We hold an annual Sports Day for pupils in Year R-Year 6