Primary schools receive funding each year to improve the provision of physical education (PE) and sport. This funding – provided jointly by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport – has been allocated to primary school head teachers.
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on provision of PE and Sport in schools.
Purpose of funding
Schools must use the funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality and physical education (PE), physical activity and sport that they offer. Each year carefully consider the most effective use of our Sports Premium and we create an action plan which outlines the spending for the academic year.
The impact of the use of the grant will be reviewed at the end each year as part of our school self-evaluation. We will consider how well we use our Sport Premium to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sporting provision, including increasing participation in PE and sport so that all pupils develop healthy lifestyles and reach the performance levels they are capable of.
To measure the impact we will look at progress in PE as well as other areas of development such as self-esteem, confidence and the numbers of pupils involved in sporting activities in and out of school. We will also evaluate the impact of professional development opportunities in improving teaching and learning in PE.