Over the summer the government has announced that the Primary Physical Education and Sports funding will be doubling for all schools. For our school this means we will receive £16,000 and an additional payment of £10 per pupil. In our school a recent inspection stated that:
“The primary school sport funding has been put to excellent use. The playground is full of fixed and mobile equipment for the pupils to use, and a specialist sports teacher comes into school to teach pupils and train staff. This expert help and additional resources have improved the range of sports on offer, increased pupils’ participation in local tournaments and helped to develop an impressive range of active options for the pupils during playtimes and at after-school clubs. In addition, athletes and Olympians have visited the school to talk to pupils about their experiences and achievements. All of this teaches pupils to respect effort and commitment and to aspire to excellence. “
We are therefore looking into maximising all available space around school to further promote healthy lifestyles and active pupils. Following an analysis of the objectives and achievements from last year and the increased funding the following areas of development have been targeted in this academic year.
The reports below give information about how the previous sports funding has been used and how we plan to use the 2017/18 funding.