PE Funding

Primary School PE and Sport Funding

The Government is providing additional funding of £150 million per annum for academic years 2013 to 2014 and 2014 to 2015 (possibly extended to 2020) to improve provision of Physical Education (PE) and Sport in Primary Schools. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – will be allocated to Primary School Headteachers.

This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in Schools.

Primary PE and Sports Premium Grant Spending 2016-17

At Stoke

For the first year (2013/2014) at Stoke, the ‘Primary School PE and Sport Funding’ will be spent on a diversified collection of projects and provisions. These will enhance the children’s access to physical education and provide support to those delivering the curriculum. These have been split into 5 main areas, expanding the children’s experience in PE, providing training for the staff, upgrading of the PE equipment, employing experienced PE specialists and attending extramural sporting activities.

Expanding the children’s experience :  We shall provide the children with an opportunity to have a taster session at Whittlingham Outdoor Education Centre, experiencing several different activities related to outdoor and adventurous activities.

Providing training for staffAs well as the initial seminar relating to the allocation and spending of the PE funding, a cluster gymnastics training day was undertaken and funded and training will be provided for the staff in orienteering and the use of the outside area in our own outdoor and adventurous activities provision.

Upgrading of the PE equipmentNew, more permanent goals will be purchased to replace the old, plastic goals currently used. Replacement of the PE storage sheds, to a more convenient and accessible alternative.

Employing experienced PE specialistsPart of the funding will go towards continuing to employ a valued member of the cluster who provides teaching experience and organises cluster sporting events.

Attending extramural sporting activities Funding will be set aside to cover transport and supply expenditures for extramural sporting competitions. Stoke has a long tradition of doing well when attending these events and they provide a focal point for all of Stoke’s sporting endeavours.

Into the future

The funding is guaranteed for next year and promises have been made that it will continue until 2020(?). The idea will be to continue funding the sporting events and competitions, continue with the professional development programme and have a sustained and regular liaison with the Whittlingham Outdoor Education Centre.