What is the PE & Sports Funding?
The Government has provided funding of £150 million per annum since 2013 to provide new, substantial primary school sport funding. This funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and allows money to go directly to primary school head teachers to spend on improving the quality of sport and PE for all their children.
Purpose of the funding
Schools have to spend the sport funding on improving their provision of PE and sport, but they have the freedom to choose how they do this.
Possible uses for the funding include:
- hiring specialist PE teachers or qualified sports coaches to work alongside primary teachers when teaching PE
- new or additional Change4Life sport clubs paying for professional development opportunities in PE/sport providing cover to release primary teachers for professional development in PE/sport running sport competitions,
- or increasing participation in the school games buying quality assured professional development modules or materials for PE/sport providing places for pupils on after school sport clubs.
How Kings Hill School uses the PE and sports funding
We believe that the sports funding must be used so that: all children benefit regardless of sporting ability; all pupils will be given the chance to develop their technical skills and reach a high level of physical fitness; children will have the opportunity to participate competitively in inter-school and district tournaments with local schools; that staff have access to training opportunities and continued professional development.
Funding will be used to improve confidence amongst staff in the delivery of high quality PE lessons across the school. This is the most effective and efficient way for the funding to have a long lasting and positive effect on future learning and physical development of children within our school.
Our overall aim at Kings Hill School is to use our Sports Funding to continue to raise the quality of teaching PE and sport in school, ensuring that standards are consistently good and outstanding and pupils are motivated to keep themselves fit physically fully understanding the long term health benefits of physical exercise.
Sports Funding Action Plan and Impact 2020-2021
Sports Funding Action Plan and Impact 2021-2022