PE Sport funding
What is PE Sport Funding?
In April 2013, the Government announced additional funding for physical education (PE) and sport in schools, up to the end of the academic year 2015/16. We are pleased to say this has continued this year.
This funding is to be used to improve the quality and breadth of PE and sport provision resulting in increased numbers of pupils developing healthy life styles, raising their performance levels and engaging in PE and sport.
The PE and sport funding allocated to Idle CE (A) Primary School from 1st September 2016 for the academic year 2016 - 2017 is estimated to be in the region of £9375.
How is it spent?
The PE and sport funding pays in part for the:
- Employment of a specialist PE coach
- Increased quality for the teaching of PE through half class lessons
- Additional lunchtime and after school clubs – the school currently runs 38 clubs each week
- Assisted places enabling vulnerable pupils to attend school clubs
- Extended number of outdoor education residential visits for all KS2 classes
- Development of ‘Forest Schools’ outdoor education activities across KS1
- Increasing the number of inter-school sports competitions with local schools
- Enabling a majority of our Y5 pupils to achieve their personal survival swimming award
- Cycling Proficiency TA support for Y5 pupils
- Bikeability support for Y6 pupils
What is its impact on learning and social development?
The impact of the additional PE and Sport funding is measured at the end of the academic year in relation to pupils:
- Attendance at clubs/activities out of school
- Engagement in clubs within school
- Enjoyment of PE and sport lessons
- Performance levels in PE and sport
- Attendance at school
- Healthy life-styles
- Who are vulnerable