At Sharlston Community School, we recognise the contribution of PE to the health and well-being of the children. We believe that an innovative, varied PE curriculum and extra-curricular opportunities have a positive influence on the concentration, attitude and academic achievement of all our children.
Our Primary School Sports Funding will enable us to continue and extend our provision through employing additional sports professionals, entering into more competitive sports competitions and training our staff and pupils to deliver in-house quality PE sessions and fun playtime activities. This year we will also dedicate some of the funding to improve our outdoor sports provision.
What is the Sports Premium?
The government is providing funding of £150 million per annum to provide new and substantial primary school sport funding. The 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 headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children. Funding has been increased for 2017 and schools of our size will receive £16,000 plus an extra £10 per pupil each year - here at Sharlston School that will mean around £18,000 a year. The money can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools in order to improve outcomes for pupils.
Recently the government have committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 - an investment worth £750 million.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses of the funding include: