What is the Sports Premium?
Sports Premium funding is being jointly provided by the Departments for Education, Health and Culture, Media and Sport and ensures money goes directly to primary school Headteachers to spend on improving the quality of sports and PE for all their children.
The sport funding can only be spent on sport and PE provision in schools.
Purpose of funding.
Schools will have to spend the sport 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 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 and holiday clubs.