The government has committed to funding the primary school Sports Premium up until 2020 – an investment worth £750 million.
Purpose of the funding
The funding can only be spent on improving provision of P.E. and sport in schools, though schools can choose how they do this, including:
- Employing specialist P.E. teachers or sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers to improve teaching skills
- Provision of new or additional after school sports clubs or coaching during school time
- Materials or training time for teacher professional development
- Participation/running sports competitions or increasing participation in school games
- Participation in competitions between schools
Impact of the funding at King Edwin
We recognise that P.E. and sport plays a crucial part in our children’s well-being and in helping them to lead a healthy lifestyle, not only now but in the future as young adults. We also believe that engagement in meaningful sport has a positive influence on other areas of school life such as attitudes, self-esteem, leadership and academic achievement.
The P.E. and sport funding enables us to…
- Employ a specialist P.E. coach to work alongside staff to develop teacher and pupil skills
- improve skills progression, ability and enjoyment
- raise the profile of sport in the curriculum
- improve participation rates in clubs and sporting competitions
- provide coaching in different sports including cricket, tennis, rugby and multi skills.
- participate in cross school events such as multi-sports, athletics, football, & tag & touch rugby
- provide a after school multi sports club coach, and football club