The government in England is providing funding to provide additional 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 physical education and sport for all their children.
Funding for schools will be calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual schools census in January 2016. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £8,000 plus an additional premium of £5 per pupil. The PE funding grant allocated to Woodthorne Primary 2016-17 is £9,611.
The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on physical education and sport provision in schools. Schools will have to spend the funding on improving their provision of physical education and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Full details of how our PE funding for this academic year will be spent can be found in the action plan below.
To ensure the sustainability of the improvements, swimming will be lead by a qualified instructor with school staff present in support. Furthermore, sport will be taught by skilled professionals from an external provider, supporting our staff to deliver PE. This will ensure staff are up skilled in the delivery of PE.