The government in England has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 to provide substantial additional primary school sport funding. This funding is being continued for 2018/19 and is funded jointly 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 is calculated by the number of primary-aged pupils (between the ages of 5 and 11) as at the annual school Census in January 2018. All schools with 17 or more primary-aged pupils will receive a lump sum of £16,000 plus an additional premium of £10 per pupil.
The funding is ring-fenced and can only be spent on Physical Education and Sport provision in schools. The money has to be spent on improving the provision of Physical Education and Sport. They will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
In light of this new funding, staff at Church Aston Infant School have reviewed the sporting provision and intend to use the money to:
To increase pupils’ participation in Sport
Improve the quality of PE lessons by hiring specialist Sports Coaches to work alongside teachers when teaching physical education
Buy in quality assured coaches who increase provision and quality of after-school sport.
Purchase equipment to extend the range of sporting provision in school
Increase the school’s participation in sporting events with other schools through the Telford and Wrekin Sports partnership
Purchase high quality CPD for staff so they can deliver high quality lessons.
Develop the school environment to provide opportunities for healthy lifestyles
Increase the health awareness opportunities within the curriculum
2018/2019 Physical Education and Sport Spending