Orleans Primary School – PE and Sports Funding
Physical activity has numerous benefits for children and young people's physical health as well as their mental wellbeing, and children who are physically active are happier, more resilient and more trusting of their peers.
The Department for Education's 'school sport and activity action plan' sets out the government's commitment to ensuring that children and young people have access to at least 60 minutes of sport and physical activity per day. It recommends that 30 minutes of this is delivered during the school day.
The P.E. and sport premium can help primary schools to achieve this commitment, providing primary schools with £320 million of government funding to make additional and sustainable improvements to the quality of P.E., physical activity and sport offered.
Department for Education, 2021 - P.E. and Sport Premium for Primary Schools
What is this funding for?
This funding is ring-fenced and therefore can only be spent on the provision of P.E. and sport in schools.
The purpose of this funding is to improve the provision of P.E. and sport within schools. Headteachers have the freedom to choose how this will be implemented within their school.
Possible uses for the funding could include the following:
- hiring specialist P.E. teachers or qualified sports coaches to support staff in CPD,
- paying for professional development opportunities for sport,
- running sport competitions and a sports council,
- increasing participation in the school games,
- purchasing sports resources & equipment,
- providing places for pupils in after school sport clubs and holiday clubs.