School Sport Funding Action Plan
The government continues to provide additional funding each year 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.
Purpose of funding
Schools must spend the additional funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they will have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding might include:
• Hiring or specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work with primary teachers when teaching PE
• Supporting and engaging the least active children through new or additional Change4Life clubs
• Paying for professional development opportunities for teachers in PE and sport
• Providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE and sport
• Running sport competitions, or increasing pupils’ participation in the School Games
• Buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PEand sport
• Providing places for pupils on after school sports clubs and holiday clubs
• Pooling the additional funding with that of other local schools.
Schools are held to account over how they spend their additional, ring-fenced funding.
Schools are required to include details of their provision of PE and sport on their website, so that parents can compare sports provision between schools, both within and beyond the school day.
Hadley Learning Community, Primary Phase
‘The PE and Sports fund allocation:-
|2013 -14 PE and Sport Grant||£9,780|
|2014 -15 PE and Sport Grant||£9,800|
|2015 – 16 PE and Sport grant||£9,795|
|2016 – 17 PE and Sport grant||£9,813|
How the PE and Sports Grant is spent at Hadley Learning Community
|Objectives||Outcomes for children||Total expenditure|
|1. Full time Specialist PE teacher employed to work across the primary phase.||All children access high quality PE from Nursery to Year 6. Team Teaching develops staff knowledge and skills. Health and fitness outcomes for children are improved. Development of early fitness for children in the school nursery. Participation of children in active after school clubs is increased. Involvement in competitive sports across a range of disciplines||£29,379|
|2. Additional trained swimming coach to support during swimming lessons||Children take part in regular swimming as part of the curriculum across KS2 Teaching of swimming is high quality||£608|
|3. Member of staff employed across local primary schools provide a wide range of competitive sporting opportunities||Children involved in competitive sport within a cluster of local primary schools. Opportunities to engage in a wide range of sporting activities. Participating local schools share a Sports Award evening of celebration||£2,500|
|4. A range of after school sport and fitness clubs are offered free of charge to children||All children can take part in a free after school sporting activity||£4,320|
|Total predicted expenditure for 2016 - 2017||£36,807|